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Bill Maher Disrespects Comic Book Culture After Stan Lee's Death

Bill Maher Disrespects Comic Book Culture After Stan Lee's Death

It seems as if Bill Maher is blaming Stan Lee for a comic book culture and even went as far as to say that Donald Trump “could only get elected in a country that thinks comic books are important.”

“The guy who created Spider-Man and the Hulk has died, and America is in mourning. 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,” the Real Time with Bill Maher host wrote on his blog on Saturday (November 17).

“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,” he continued.

“But then twenty years or so ago, something happened – adults decided they didn’t have to give up kid stuff. And so they pretended comic books were actually sophisticated literature…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,” Bill continued. “I’m not saying we’ve necessarily gotten stupider. The problem is, we’re using our smarts on stupid stuff. I don’t think it’s a huge stretch to suggest that Donald Trump could only get elected in a country that thinks comic books are important.”

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  • Vanity

    Maher is the epitome of what is wrong in American today. Speaking ill of the dead is beyond low.

  • Alexandra

    I can’t believe I wasted my time reading Bill Maher’s thoughts on comic book culture 🤦‍♀️

  • Esoteric11

    Oh please, I don’t agree with Maher at all but Trump and his primitive thinking is the epitome of what is wrong with America.

  • jh7058622

    Speaking ill of the dead is Donald’s bread and butter. What you mean?

  • Esoteric11

    You are right.

  • http://hisblossombunny.tumblr.com/ NerdyBirdy

    Maher was always a douche. always will be one

  • Vanity

    yeah only Im not talking about Trump. The article is about Maher & Lee. keep up wont you.

  • Esoteric11

    Duh, but Trump was mentioned and you are trying to say Maher is the problem and you are way off. I suspect you are a Trump supporter super hypocrite.

  • Vanity

    so Im a Trump supporter now? dude fuck off.

  • skye3245

    Are we shocked…this is the man that dates strippers and IG Models but freely uses the N word, brings on racists, disses the dead…i mean are we surprised? Why is he even still employed?

  • AeeJay

    comparing Stan Lee to Trump is far from reality & from what Stan Lee stood for, what he taught his fans & his overall message of TOLERANCE. please stfu internet troll. because you sound as intolerant as Trump.

  • Esoteric11

    Ha ha ha! I never compared Stan Lee to Trump. What are you even talking about? Stan Lee was great. There is nothing wrong with reading comic books either. Man get a clue. Where is your tolerance ? And no, I wont shut up. Bully,