Bill Maher Questions Stan Lee’s Legacy And Says That Only Dumb People Like Comic Books


The TV personality, Bill Maher has now stepped into hot water for his post which questions the legitimacy of all comic books, and he also dropped Stan Lee’s name and disrespected him.

In his post, Maher had slammed all the Americans for “using their smarts on stupid stuff,” and he had also pointed out he thinks that all the fans have been overreacting after Stan Lee’s death.

“The guy who created Spider-Man and the Hulk has died, and America is in mourning,” Maher had written. “Deep, deep mourning for a man who inspired millions to, I don’t know, watch a movie, I guess. Someone on Reddit posted, ‘I’m so incredibly grateful I lived in a world that included Stan Lee.'”

“Personally, I’m grateful I lived in a world that included oxygen and trees, but to each his own. Now, I have nothing against comic books – I read them now and then when I was a kid, and I was all out of Hardy Boys. But the assumption everyone had back then, both the adults and the kids, was that comics were for kids, and when you grew up you moved on to big-boy books without the pictures.”

In his own way, Maher had continued his rant against all comic books, and he had said that this industry is succeeding only because “dumb people got to be professors”.

“But then twenty years or so ago, something happened – adults decided they didn’t have to give up kid stuff,” Maher had said.

“And so they pretended comic books were actually sophisticated literature. And because America has over 4,500 colleges – which means we need more professors than we have smart people – some dumb people got to be professors by writing theses with titles like Otherness and Heterodoxy in the Silver Surfer.”

“And now when adults are forced to do grown-up things like buy auto insurance, they call it ‘adulting,’ and act like it’s some giant struggle.”

He had then ended the rant by saying that Donald Trump was voted in as President because comic books are important and popular in this world. While his rant was focused on the past 20 years, it does not take into fact any of the themes and content that the comic books had included.

One thing that has come to light after the death of Stan Lee are his “Soapbox” editorials that had started surfacing in Marvel comics during the 1960s. One of the pieces had gone viral again and published in the year, 1968, Stan Lee made a point to fight racism and bigotry.

“That man next to you, he’s your brother,” Lee had said.

“That woman over there, she’s your sister. And that kid walking by, hey, who knows — he may have the proportionate strength of a spider. We’re all part of one big family, the human family, and we all come together in the body of Marvel. And you, you’re part of that family. You’re part of the Marvel Universe that moves ever upward and onward to greater glory. In other words: Excelsior!”

Stan Lee had died this week at the age of 95.


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