January 6, 2020
You Don’t Have A Right to Tell Creators What to Create
I saw a screencap recently that made me want to hurt small animals. It was of a YouTube comment from someone telling the YouTuber what they should put on their channel. The notion that audiences have the right to dictate what the creators create is as repulsive as it is pervasive.
I remember arguing against it decades ago when people were complaining about the Wheel of Time series becoming a bad travelogue. More recently, it’s come up when some entitled clownboys tried to raise money to remake Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the incessant cries to release the Snyder cut of The Justice League.
Whether it’s a smalltime YouTuber or a blockbuster film, dictating how the art should be made is as rude as it is wrong.(more…)