Bill Maher admitted this week that he is "agnostic" with the work of Stan Lee, but the comedian still doubled in his recent and controversial comments after the co-creator of Marvel Comics died in early November at the age of 95. .
In a blog post, the presenter of "Real Time With Bill Maher" criticized those who lamented the comic icon that introduced the world to superheroes such as Spider-Man, X-Men and The Incredible Hulk, among others, lashing out against people for being in "deep, deep mourning" about a man who simply inspired millions to "watch a movie". Maher continued to reprimand comics fans by pointing out that, when he was young, it was understood that they were only for children and that people were supposed to grow up and move on to "big children's books without photos".
The comments provoked a violent reaction from comic book fans, as well as Lee's company, POW! Entertainment, which called the comments "disgusting." The organization said that Lee inspired millions of people to read, "that heroes can have flaws and even villains can show humanity within their souls."
But Maher said on Wednesday that outrage over his opinion on the issue "makes its point for [him]. "
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"I do not read comic books, I did not even read them when I was a kid, what I was saying is that a culture that thinks that comic books and comics are profound meditations on the human condition is nonsense." — culture. And that people get mad at that just shows my point of view, "Maher told Larry King during a special appearance on" Larry King Now. "
Maher clarified that he had no intention of attacking Lee, but rather of the "comic book concept" in general.
At the time, Maher said he did not even realize that people were angry about his comments.
"I'm so happy not to follow social networks in that way … everything stupid about what people lose their lives."
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Social network users who watched Maher's interview with King online were apparently still unhappy with the 62-year-old Wednesday.
"Stan Lee brought joy to millions of people, and Maher brought a cynical political discussion," a YouTube user wrote.
"Bill does not understand what 'entertainment' means," interjected another.
However, some agreed that Maher is entitled to his own opinion.
"This is just people of opinion, because when we run into the opinion of the people, Stan Lee was a good guy and I appreciate this time line that we had the opportunity to experience his work," said a social networking user.
"I love Stan Lee, I love Marvel comics and I love Bill Maher." People's anger over Bill's blog only demonstrates Bill's point of view, as it shows a lack of intelligent response from new enemies. Bill Maher, although I enjoy comics, Bill is right, it's not sophisticated literature, "added one man.
Lee launched his comics career in Timely Comics, which later became the famous Marvel Comics, in his teens in 1939. During his career, the name of Lee and his co-creations "have appeared in more than 2 billion comics and innumerable languages ". The media team revealed in the Instagram post in September.
Tyler McCarthy and Kathleen Joyce of Fox News contributed to this report.