What Do You Do When Your Hero May Be An Abuser?
Last week, the world mourned the passing of David Bowie. As his legions of fans paid tribute to the legendary rock star, many pointed out that Bowie was a rapist — and that he shouldn’t be celebrated. According to a woman named Lori Mattix, she lost her virginity to Bowie in the 1970’s— when she was 15 and he was in his 20’s. This is statutory rape — and the story is highly troubling, even if she describes the encounter as consensual. Many fans struggled with how to proces