The Brief: A problematic fave or problematic fav is a celebrity that has done or said some questionable stuff, but that people still hold dear.

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A problematic fave or problematic fav is a celebrity that has done or said some questionable stuff, but that people still hold dear.

The term is a way to acknowledge that beloved public figures are sometimes not very good people, and that their fans have complicated feelings about them, their actions, and their art.

In the wake of the #metoo movement, many people are torn as to whether they should denounce their most problematic faves completely.

Kanye is my #1 problematic fav. No matter what he says, I’ll always be a stan.

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