Disgraced but Embraced: Pop Culture Pariahs Are Making Big Comebacks

March 02, 2024

During his opening monologue, Gillis showed how he had evolved since then, which is to say, only slightly. Except in the most extreme cases, moral failure has never been an automatic disqualifier when it comes to artistic work. What sets the disgraced but embraced artists apart is that they, by choice and also by algorithm, exist in the mainstream — and maybe, by some measurements, are the mainstream. These shows have been both popular and received with hostility, in what feels like a return to earlier, messier eras of popular culture. The post Disgraced but Embraced: Pop Culture Pariahs Are Making Big Comebacks appeared first on New York Times.