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Forget Separating the Art From the Artist: Throw Them Both Away

The #MeToo era has involved enough hand-wringing to give everyone in America carpal tunnel syndrome twice. But luckily Late Night With Seth Meyers writer Amber Ruffin has taken care of one of this new equality-driven future’s biggest problems: what to do with movies and TV shows we like that were made by sexual abusers? And since obviously we have to rewatch Annie Hall for the hundredth time, Ruffin has just gone ahead and recreated the film starring herself. She’s also recreated The Cosby Show, House of Cards, and the existence of stand-up comedy. This is great news for people who don’t want to feel guilty, but absolutely need to rewatch all these things right now. After all, what’s the alternative? Watching something new?? Having a conversation with a loved one??? Thank you, Amber, for saving us.

Forget Separating Art From the Artist: Throw Them Both Out