Bravo for your apology. I think that happens to a lot of people online - you take all of this time to type something and then someone writes something that you weren't expecting and then you only focus on that and not anything else in the post. It's happened to me and I've seen it happen to tons of people over the years.
MarkInLA wrote:Well, it was kind of off color; discussing a master of fine arts, then getting an SNL type news-sketch gag over him. The important thing is you agree. I should have acknowledged that and let the humor just fizzle away, as was your right to speak it....Mark
That said I do disagree that mildly off color comments (mildly as in, not racist, sexist, etc) shouldn't be made about people who are brilliant in their field, performing arts or not. Just because someone is amazing at what they do (again, even if what they're amazing at is an art) doesn't mean that they should be held upon a pedestal and that any criticism or off color jokes should be forbidden. They are people just like the rest of us - yes they deserve respect, but no more (or less) respect than the average person you see walking down the street. Note that I say all of this as someone who has worked with and studied under amazing musicians some of which have been grammy nominated and/or awarded.