painting landscapes is safer than painting people. Landscapes don't talk back and get upset with how they've been painted. And it's safer writing about dead or fictional characters than the living.
I'm not sure history can ever be entirely accurate through the lense of those interpreting it. Bias will always skew it one way or another.
irritated with the musical's inaccuracies
they aren't taking the musical that seriously and just see it as fun.