Hot take on media
Whether or not a given piece of media is good is not an objective quality inherent to the work itself. It depends upon the audience and the piece's context in order to establish experience with, and a notion of, the work. In that sense, you are as much a functional, foundational element in all the works which matter to you as anything. You don't owe it to people to divest yourself of what speaks to you. The author lost the right to dictate your experience when they became slimy.