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Censorship of Arts & Artists

Updated: Aug 11, 2021

An art is the diverse range of skills, human activity or creativity and an Artist is the one who practices that art. It’s a free expression or free will to undertake any activity and perform it in our own creative splendor. In modern times, certain arts and artists have a way to get away with questionable things.

Therefore, to censor or not to censor is the question?

To begin with, arts constitute a major part in our daily lives…from listening different types of music, performing a skilled and difficult task, watching various genres of movies…..the variety is limitless and so are the preferences of the artists and audience.

My point being that an art basically is a visual medium, and films and music are the epitome of visual arts, people from not only different strata of society consume it but also from different age groups. The problem is its ability to be extremely impressionable which pollutes the minds of our young ones. Secondly, fabricating the truth(taking liberty on historic events) in the name of creativity is a moral conundrum, often mis-utilized to make the product relevant and eventually becoming the talking point in the masses. It may also be politically driven but I believe that it should not be the whole base for its credibility.