Does anyone say that for some things to be fake just means that those things are not good? Sorry for the very convoluted sounding question, some brief background might help?
I remember a snippet from an encyclopedia mentioning "fake cream", meaning not real cream. But some people prefer fake cream, it's less fattening etc.. So it can't mean worse in all contexts.
But, having said that, I can't see the difference between myself being not fake and being good. I secretly think that a lot of existential philosophy is complete bullshit because of that.
Perhaps the answer is that, if you want the real thing, then, yes, fake means bad. But where does that put us with values? If values are linguistic fictional then they are just as good as real ones? I would guess that real agency is always better than fake agency, so does that answer my question: is a fake behaviour always in some sense bad?