If art and making symbols are supposed to make people think or have feelings about the human condition, then there shouldn’t be any limits to the range of topics that artists, artisans or other practitioners can offer opinions about.
When one appreciates a piece of work, it is also reasonable to consider the motives of the person making the statement.
In some cultures, people are taught to be highly competitive and individualistic from their early days, while others are more inclined towards making everyone feel psychologically enmeshed within the urges of the collective.
Whenever I come across situations where the motives of the communicator are called into question, then I regard that opaqueness as part of the message.
Attention and trust are precious ways of expending energy, in my humble opinion.