“‘Yes, absolutely. When Rosie’s here, every day seems better…. I’m not an easy person to love. There are lots of times when I’m a very good boyfriend, but there are times when I’m useless. I mean, I’m a mess around the house. I talk nonstop. I become obsessed with things. This year it’s fantasy football, which means Rosie has to listen to me talking 24 hours a day about this team. ‘Should I take this player out, do you think, darling?’ And she listens to it, and she loves me for my oddness, my awkwardness, all of those things that I hate about myself. She finds them cute. I guess that’s love. I hated dating because I’m crap at it! With Rosie, I didn’t know what was appropriate, like on which date you’re supposed to try and kiss her. At the end of the second date I pulled a move out of the Bela Lugosi Book of Woo—I went to kiss Rosie and at the last minute lost my nerve and ended up kissing her neck, which is such a weirdly intimate place to kiss somebody on a second date. Afterward, I texted her, saying, ‘I’m sorry, what I just did probably seems very odd to you.’ Fortunately, she just found it really funny, so she kept coming back.”—Daniel Radcliffe (via medium-drips-and-masturbation)
The political is the personal. If someone supports a politician, whose views and policies are harmful to myself and those I care about, I do judge them for that. They support someone who would take away my rights, who would take away my ability to get a job or health care, who would punish me for not being a rich white straight Christian male. And if they’re going to publically support that politician without educating themselves on all his views, they can expect to lose followers who know better.
Without the vagueness: Ron Paul is a racist, classist homophobe whose policies would be disastrous for all but the richest population. That Curt Mega likes him doesn’t affect his singing ability, or how sweet he comes off. But it tells me something about Curt’s values, and I won’t support him while holds those views. And it goes for any artist or actor I admire. Anything they say publically carries a risk of alienating fans, and they know it. The political is the personal. They’re not separate.