I am not sure if that's such a good thing in the end.
There is a sutta which suggests that that's a valid worry: it's the "Talaputa Sutta: To Talaputa the Actor"
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Thanissaro Bhikkhu seems to me to soften that message, by suggesting (more specifically) that you should not inspire your audiences to greed, anger, and delusion:
In this case, the Buddha's reticence and tact helped to make his teaching effective. A similar set of events happened when an actor asked the Buddha if there is a special heaven reserved for actors. The Buddha's reticence and tact in informing the actor of a hell for actors who incite their audiences to greed, anger, and delusion inspired the actor to respond in the same way as the soldier.
Some modern examples:
Music and entertainment and so on are against the Eight Precepts:
The Eight Precepts are precepts for Buddhist lay men and women who
wish to practice Buddhism more strictly than through adherence to the
usual five precepts. The eight precepts focus both on avoiding morally
bad behaviour, as do the five precepts, and on leading a more ascetic
In Theravada Buddhist countries such as Sri Lanka and Thailand,
Buddhist laymen and laywomen will often spend one day
a week (on the Uposatha days: the new moon, first-quarter moon, full
moon and last-quarter moon days) living in the monastery, and
practicing the eight precepts.
The Buddha gave teachings on how the eight precepts are to be
practiced, and on the right and wrong ways of practicing the eight
According to the Visakhuposatha Sutta, the reason for the Eight Precepts is that Arahants refrain from music etc.:
"[He considers:] 'For all their lives the arahants refrain from dancing, singing, music, going to see entertainments, wearing garments, smartening with perfumes and beautifying with cosmetics; so today I refrain from dancing, singing, music, going to see entertainments, wearing ornaments, smartening with perfumes and beautifying with cosmetics. By this practice, following after the arahants, the Uposatha will be entered on by me.'
So I don't know; maybe it's a grey (not black and white) area, i.e. it's something to think about: neither always forbidden nor always recommended.