Back in November, Bill Maher outraged comic book fans with his scathing essay on the medium in the wake of Stan Lee’s passing. Although he had already responded to the backlash in the week following, the Real Time host doubled down on his sentiments during Friday night’s episode.
“To every person on social media who’s asked me since November, ‘Bill, what do you have to say about Stan Lee?’ – and to every paparazzi outside a restaurant who’s still shouting at me, ‘Bill, what about the Stan Lee thing?’ Okay. Your day has come,” he warned.
From there, he digressed on the topic, once again providing the same context for his essay that continues to put him six feet under with comic book fans. “You can, if you want, like the exact same things you liked when you were 10,” he acknowledged before pivoting, “but if you do, you need to grow up. That was the point of my blog. I’m not glad Stan Lee is dead, I’m sad you’re alive.”
View the full rant below:
- Don Stuck