A lesser artist does it, and people cry foul.
Are you serious? Lesser artists are obviously fucking idiots.
Oh no, Mr. Kubrick, please don't reference Nietzche, Jung or Homer, lesser artists have done it! The lesser artists have done it, whatever shall we do? Oh dear me I'm going to fucking shit myself because lesser artists have tried to do something that only a great artist can pull off.. such as make allusions to classic works of literature as a way of establishing core themes and suggesting a wider scope for the piece of art at hand.
Gosh, whatever possessed him to do a thing like that. He's clearly jumped the whale.