HBO Host Maher Trashes Stan Lee, Blames Comics for Donald Trump’s Election

Brenda Watkins
November 20, 2018

The clip featured two individuals, one dressed as Captain America and one dressed as Spider-Man, voicing their sadness about Lee's death. From "The Amazing Spider-Man" to "The Incredible Hulk", "The Uncanny X-Men" to Marvel's first family, "The Fantastic Four", his work has created a legacy that has yet to be matched.

About 20 years ago, Maher recalls, "something happened - adults decided they didn't have to give up kid stuff".

Lee died Monday and was most known for his role as a Marvel comics creator.

HBO host Bill Maher slammed deceased U.S. cartoon icon Stan Lee, who passed away on Monday, going so far as to blame him for getting Donald Trump elected.

Insisting he has nothing against comic books, Maher recalls the days when comics were consumed primarily by children, and weren't pop-culture touchstones that inspired multimillion-dollar Hollywood blockbusters.

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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.

Bill said it isn't hard to believe that president Donald Trump would be elected in a country that values comic books as a form of "sophisticated literature".

Users who type "Excelsior!' into the search bar get returns for 'Titles In: Stan Lee's Universe".

A humbled Hammer got back on Twitter to apologize, saying, "While attempting to provide some unnecessary social commentary about the current selfie culture, I (in true asshat form - thank you Jeffrey Dean Morgan) inadvertently offended many who were genuinely grieving the loss of a true icon".

"There was one time that I met him and he was like, 'I want to take a picture with you.' I'm like, 'What?!' He saw the movie and he said, 'You did a great job, boy, '" Peña remembered. He was a hero himself to fans who frenzied for his movie cameos and public appearances as he remained an ambassador for Marvel until the end of his life. "Posting a selfie makes his death about you and how cool you felt taking a picture with him".

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