rantybisexualboy said: So can I still like Taylor Swift in good conscience? I have no idea... I mean I do agree with what your saying but I love her music? What's your opinion...
Yes, of course you can. You can like things that are problematic. That is totally fine and doable. I like Frozen, even though the representation is shit. I like Lord of the Rings, even though it’s so sexist that it only has 4 female characters, one of which is a spider. I like Kesha, even though some of her lyrics reek of internalized misogyny.
You can definitely like problematic stuff.
But you absolutely have to recognize and call out those parts of it. You can’t ignore them or discredit them or argue that people who point them out are missing the point. Calling out that kind of stuff does not mean you have to like the thing any less. In fact, I would argue that it means you like it even more than the people who blindly follow and mindlessly defend something hurtful. Because it means you’re critically engaged with it, and you’re committed to improving the thing you already love so much. And that rules!