Yesterday, Bill Maher published a blog post on social media questioning the contributions of famed comic book creator, Stan Lee, suggesting that it really isn’t surprising that a nation who elected Donald Trump would consider comic books as sophisticated literature.
His post came after the death of Stan Lee, who passed away at the age of 95-years-old this past week. Bill wrote on his website that Stan inspired people to “watch a movie,” and nothing more.
Furthermore, Maher explained that, in the past, comic books were for children, but over the years, they’ve become a social norm for adults. Bill said it was imperative for people to pick up books for “big boys” that aren’t illustrated.
As a result, Bill took considerable criticism for his comments, and it has continued all the way through today. The internet is far from willing to forget what he said.
Sophisticated literature can come in many forms, and if you write off an entire industry because you're too stupid to see that? Well. I feel sorry for you.
Also, Bill Maher's show isn't exactly sophisticated television compared to a Breaking Bad or a Sopranos.
— ? .ashley. ? (@AshleyEsqueda) November 17, 2018
One person on Twitter said Bill was a “moron,” who clearly has never picked up a comic book written by Stan Lee. Another individual alluded to more “sophisticated” books including Marvels, God Country, and Sandman.
Perhaps the issue most commenters had with Bill’s statements was the insinuation that in some way, the popularity of comic books, suggests that the American public is stupid or naive enough to elect someone as controversial as the current president.
Another celebrity to take heat includes Armie Hammer, who criticized the numerous celebrity tributes written on social media platforms. Later on, Hammer deleted his comments and said sorry.
Will Maher apologize? Thus far, Bill hasn’t said sorry for what he wrote on his website, and many people aren’t expecting him to either. For that reason, people will continue to roast him on Twitter.
As it was previously reported, Stan Lee, the creator of Spiderman, The Incredible Hulk, Black Panther, The Avengers, and Fantastic Four, died at the age of 95-years-old.
While Stan had a prosperous career for many years, his fortune and estate exploded with the success of X-Men at the turn of the 21st century. Since then, movie studios haven’t stopped making comic book films.