You have the right to have heroes.
You have the right to be inspired by other people’s work in spite of their imperfections.
No matter who you pick, someone somewhere will have something spiteful to say about the people who make you smile, laugh, hope, think, believe, or dream. And even then, you are free to learn from the very best in others without deluding yourself about their flaws and failings.
Yes, you have the right to have heroes and others do too. Thank goodness, because one day someone’s hero will be you.