Campbell seems to me like he’s in pain and in that pain has failed to account for the pain of others. He forgot that his kind of subject—a white, male, cis, (straight?) subject is not the only kind of subject that has to deal with depression. Other people get depressed, and we are very used to hearing, “Your illness does not exist” coming out of a body like Campbell’s.
So, to sum up: for me there’s a political failure here, but it’s a complicated one. The personal failure, on the other hand, is simple: he made bad art.
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