Bill Maher has commented on Stan Lee's death, saying adults pretend comic-books are “sophisticated literature” 2 years ago

Bill Maher has commented on Stan Lee's death, saying adults pretend comic-books are “sophisticated literature”

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Bill Maher is a well-known American comedian who has a late-night television show on HBO entitled Real Time with Bill Maher.

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He is often praised for his brutal honesty, while also attracting some criticism for being perceived as insensitive at times.

In his recent blog post 'Adulting', Maher spoke extremely controversially about comic-book creator Stan Lee's passing.

The bio for the blog reads: "The guy who created Spider-Man and the Hulk has died, and America is in mourning. Deep, deep morning for a man who inspired millions to, I don’t know, watch a movie, I guess."

He goes on to say: "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.

"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."

Maher's comments has gathered quite a great deal of negative attention online for the way he spoke about Lee's craft so soon after his death last week.