Over the weekend, Bill Maher shared his thoughts about the death of Stan Lee in a controversial blog post. The prisoner of war of Stan Lee! Entertainment has published an open letter in response to Maher, calling some of his comments "disgusting." Maher was infuriated by adults who still read comic books and blamed comic book fans for the fact that Donald Trump became president of the United States. In addition, he claimed that Lee was "a man who inspired millions to, I do not know, watch a movie, I suppose."
POW! The open letter of entertainment to Bill Maher is written in a respectful manner. The first part of the letter addresses Maher's claims that comics should only be for children. This observation was also something that the fans tear the comedian in social networks. The letter had this to say.
"Mr. Maher: Comics, like all literature, are narrative devices, when they are written well by great creators like Stan Lee, they make us feel, they make us think and they teach us lessons that, with luck, make us better human beings One lesson, Stan We taught that many of us were tolerance and respect, and thanks to that message, we are grateful to be able to say that you are entitled to your opinion that the comics are childish and unsophisticated Many said the same about Dickens, Steinbeck, Melville and even Shakespeare. "
Over time, there have been different changes in the literature and what is considered to be for children or adults, what a POW! Entertainment very well distributed. However, they took a real problem about Bill Maher's observations about Stan Lee's legacy. Even being angry with what Maher said, the open letter to the comedian remains civil. You can read the next part below.
"But to say that Stan simply inspired people to watch a movie is frankly disgusting in our opinion." Countless people can attest to how Stan inspired them to read, taught them that the world is not made of absolutes, that heroes can have defects and even the villains can show humanity inside their souls. He gave us the X Men, Black Panther, Spiderman "and many other heroes and stories that offered hope to those who felt different and intimidated while inspiring many to be creative and dream of great things to come."
POW! Entertainment's letter on behalf of Stan Lee is much more cordial than the attacks that Bill Maher has been receiving online not only from Marvel fans, but also from all the comics. The final part of the open letter to Bill Maher encourages the comedian to do something good with his platform, instead of further separating the population. The final part of the letter explains.
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"These are just some of the things that we, Stan Lee fans, also consider adults, because life, as much as children as adults, can be a struggle." Stan is the author of millions of happy memories of childhood and childhood. So many of the positive tools of adulthood, our commotion for your comments makes us want to say that Nuff said, Bill, but instead we will trust another of Stan's lessons to remind him that he has a powerful platform, so remember : With great power It must also come – great responsibility! "
Stan Lee would undoubtedly be proud of what POW! Entertainment has said in his name. It is obvious that the comic book legend did much more for the world than just inspiring someone to "watch a movie". It's something that has become much clearer over the years: comic books and culture have become part of the general conversation. While some are on Bill Maher's side, there are many more who do not agree. The open letter to Bill Maher was first published on Stan Lee's official website.