Bill Maher Trashes Stan Lee, Blames Donald Trump’s Election On Comic Books

Bill Maher and Stan Lee

Bill Maher and Stan Lee

In response to a line from the blog in which the 62-year-old amusing man dismissed Lee as having done little more than inspiring "millions to, I don't know, watch a movie", the user posted a picture from Maher's Iron Man 3 cameo.

The post slams Americans for "using their smarts on stupid stuff", pointing out that fans were overreacting in the moments after Lee's passing. "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", he wrote in a blog post titled "Adulting".

Naturally, those that work in the comic book industry didn't take Maher's editorial well, which they viewed as a condescending summation of their work, as well as undercutting the medium's importance to fans around the world.

Bill continued, stating that he has "nothing against comic books", but when he grew up, they were for children only, not adults.

Maher accused comic book fans of having juvenile tastes, insinuating that sometime around two decades ago, adults decided they were no longer going to get over their childhood interests.

Meanwhile Twitter user @Marcprice21 referred to Maher's habit of inviting controversial figures like Steve Bannon onto his talk show Real Time. "Newsflash: Bill Maher is still a dips-", he wrote.

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Artist Greg Capullo added to the conversation and made a joke of Maher's name.

Lee is credited with being the first writer to give his superheroes flaws and hang-ups, as well as allowing villains to have psychological complexity that blurred the lines between good and evil. Maher's post was published the following morning, although it wasn't exactly much of a eulogy.

"I never speak on topics I know little or nothing about. Why?"

"Bill Maher just took a dump on the comic book legend, universally beloved man - Stan Lee who just died, and by extension the whole community of readers and every single person who loved comics growing up", read one tweet by a Washington man.

Lee was laid to rest in a private funeral, but further memorial services will be held so his fans can honor him. "Stan was always adamant that he did not want a large public funeral, and as such his family has conducted a private closed ceremony in accordance with his final wishes". Entertainment announced in a statement shared on social media.

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