This was originally written as an answer to a different post but I decided to post it separately because it’s too important for me to be lost in an angry dispute and the post was just a trigger.
I don’t think art has to show only the pretty and the right. As a creator I am often concerned that if my character say or do something racist or controversial it will automatically be considered my beliefs. It irks me when people think that showing the dark side of human nature is considered endorsing this part of nature. World is full of hatred, injustice, rape and murder and I think art not only has the right but the duty to also show the dark side. It’s not all dasies and ponies and romance and pretty rainbow friendships but also struggling with traumas and overcoming your fears and problems just to be able to have any real relationship.
Of course, everybody has the right to ignore the pieces containing elements that are painful or traumatic to them; at the same time they don’t have the right of guilt-tripping the creator or the readers/watchers for enjoying it.