Nobody has any obligation to take a public stand and I respect their refusal to do so - it's not like the issue is lacking for publicity or public pressure (pretty sure what the Avett Brothers think is the last thing on the general assembly's radar when the Feds are threatening to withhold millions and the NBA is considering moving the all-star game). We need less of the faux-intellectual political commentary from the Sean Penn's and Lena Dunham's of the world and can do without every artist with a tour date in NC feeling obligated to offer the same canned lines.
If the issue is that you don't want to give your money to anyone who might hold a different political viewpoint than you, regardless of whether you enjoy their music, then (to be consistent) you should probably start launching inquiries into the political leanings of your gas station attendant, waiter, Doctor, accountant, etc.
Is that really the most reasonable interpretation of that statement? That an elected official was unabashedly admitting to a dislike of Chinese people (on the record, in open court, no less...) and not attempting to say that the nuances of Chinese people/culture made it difficult to adapt?
I know you have a progressive candidate to help out any way you can, but c'mon...
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