This past weekend, the American TV host took to his own blog to pen a scathing open letter on "adulting" and generally belittle the medium of comic books. "Adults decided they didn't have to give up kid stuff". Entertainment posted an open letter on Monday in response to a blog post written by Bill Maher that chided the Marvel icon after he died on November 12.
Maher said he has nothing against comic books, but then he dissed them, saying he read them as a boy when he couldn't find a real book.
The political personality made note of the current commander-in-chief in his piece about comic book culture.
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Añadió que en repetidas ocasiones ha manifestado que no es "fan" del presidente norteamericano , y aclaró: "mi opinión no ha cambiado".
In response, Lee's company wrote, "Mr. Maher: Comic books, like all literature, are storytelling devices".
Maher minimized the impact of Lee's life work, comic books. "When written well by great creators such as Stan Lee, they make us feel, make us think and teach us lessons that hopefully make us better human beings". "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", finished Maher. One lesson Stan taught so many of us was tolerance and respect, and thanks to that message, we are grateful that we can say you have a right to your opinion that comics are childish and unsophisticated. 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. "Many said the same about Dickens, Steinbeck, Melville and even Shakespeare", the letter reads.
"But to say that Stan merely inspired people to "watch a movie" is in our opinion frankly disgusting", continues the response. "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".