"not an exact parallel" ... oh, thanks for stepping back and putting it in perspective.
I won't even engage in discussion with someone who has said my statement that producing broadway at A-level (of quality and success) that's a very specific mix of elements that few producers have... and comparing it to defending the existence of slavery.
Literally... **** ***.
That is beyond insane and insulting and is either psychotically overplaying Rudin's abusive behavior or psychotically underplaying SLAVERY.
My statement in NO WAY gives Rudin "freedom from accountability for their behavior." In fact I address it specifically twice, including saying that i'm NOT saying we should accept the bad for the good.
Maybe you need to go back and review the accusations made against Rudin and reconsider your statement.