I think that's a pretty big get out of jail free card...
missed this...what's the alternative, though? There will always be people (lots of them) who do stupid stuff and look to someone influential to provide something that can vaguely justify it. It's not prudent to hold people responsible for the actions of others unless the actions are extremely serious, and it's practically certain that the person of influence is knowingly acting maliciously.
The implicit alternative is that you should be more cautious the larger of a megaphone you wield. It's quite different if you're talking to one person and saying something than if you are sending it out to millions of followers. I don't know that there's an enforceable solution, but this is generally why there are many layers of people checking say statements made by a politically prominent person or a CEO of a company. Of course, there are always some fun exceptions.
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