Goblin Queen (She/Her/Hers)
Yeah, this is a very common experience because of how influential his work has been to the horror, sci-fi, and fantasy genres. I would be far more surprised to meet someone who actually read Lovecraft before encountering his mythos.I was introduced to the concepts of the mythos, well before I ever read anything that was his work, and way way before I found that he was a racist.
EDIT: In fact its been so long since I've read anything specifically Lovecraft, I cant remember the story that first had me think that the concept of cosmic horror, in terms of the scope of the cosmos and humanities insignificance, was interesting. I know I was young, and I haven't been young, in a long ass time.
I actually think that’s a great thing, because there is really great, worthwhile stuff in his work, and I’m really glad that modern creators have been able to recontextualize and reclaim cosmic horror from its racist roots.