Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment Responds To Bill Maher's Vile Comments About The Comic Creator's Death

Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment Responds To Bill Maher's Vile Comments About The Comic Creator's Death

Stan Lee's POW! Entertainment Responds To Bill Maher's Vile Comments About The Comic Creator's Death

Bill Maher recently published a blog post in which he made light of Stan Lee's legacy and mocked those mourning the comic book creator. Now, POW! Entertainment has issued a response in regards to that...

Just days after the death of Stan "The Man" Lee, Bill Maher decided to publish a blog post in which he questioned the legitimacy of the comic book creator's legacy and mocked the adults who had flocked to social media to mourn someone who meant a lot to them.

Despite being paid to make a cameo appearance in Iron Man 3 (which was cut), Maher said that Lee was "a man who inspired millions to, I don’t know, watch a movie, I guess." He added that when he was a child, adults were expected to grow up and move on "to big-boy books without the pictures."

He also questioned the intelligence of adults who read comic books and mocked those who had said that Lee had an impact on their lives, noting that "I don’t think it’s a huge stretch to suggest that Donald Trump could only get elected in a country that thinks comic books are important." Needless to say, a huge number of people have since condemned his ignorant remarks! 

Now, Lee's company POW! Entertainment is among them as they've issued the following:


Mr. Maher: Comic books, like all literature, are storytelling devices. When written well by great creators such as Stan Lee, they make us feel, make us think and teach us lessons that hopefully make us better human beings. One lesson Stan taught so many of us was tolerance and respect, and thanks to that message, we are grateful that we can say you have a right to your opinion that comics are childish and unsophisticated. Many said the same about Dickens, Steinbeck, Melville and even Shakespeare.
 
But to say that Stan merely inspired people to “watch a movie” is in our opinion frankly disgusting. Countless people can attest to how Stan inspired them to read, taught them that the world is not made up of absolutes, that heroes can have flaws and even villains can show humanity within their souls. He gave us the X-Men, Black Panther, Spider-Man and many other heroes and stories that offered hope to those who felt different and bullied while inspiring countless to be creative and dream of great things to come.
 
These are but a few of the things we the fans of Stan Lee also consider “adulting,” because life both as a child and grown-up can indeed be a struggle. Stan is the author of millions of happy childhood memories and the provider of so many of the positive tools of adulthood.
 
Our shock at your comments makes us want to say “‘Nuff said, Bill,” but instead we will rely on another of Stan’s lessons to remind you that you have a powerful platform, so please remember: “With great power there must also come — great responsibility!”
 
-Team Stan

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