Ok, here goes. If you're resigned to staying where you are, and not persuading people to help change their circumstances, if you are not pestering the government (locally, provincially, and nationally) to change the things that can be changed (from public health, to building codes, to training programs for jobs), then, while I recognize your dignity as a human being, I don't respect you. If you are working at those things, then you're too busy to be bothered by things that you are overcoming. So the protest sets you, not the studio, not the author, in an unfavorable light.
Was that clear enough?