From the royal wedding to the Olympics to the midterm elections and Facebook, the comics talked about it all in Best of Late Night!
Eileen Rivers, USA TODAY Opinion
Months after Bill Maher was blasted for controversial comments he made about the late Marvel Comics co-creator Stan Lee, the late night host is doubling down.
During Friday’s episode of “Real Time,” Maher reignited his feud with comic book lovers, addressing them head-on.
“To every person on social media who’s asked me since November, ‘Bill, what do you have to say about Stan Lee?’ and every paparazzi outside a restaurant shouting at me, ‘Bill, what about the Stan Lee thing?’ OK, your day has come,” he said.
Maher started by clarifying that his November blog post was in “no way an attack” on Lee.
“(I) took the occasion of his death to express my dismay at people who think comic books are literature and superhero movies are great cinema and who in general are stuck in an everlasting childhood,” he said.
He continued, “Bragging that you’re all about the Marvel universe is like boasting that your mother still pins your mittens to your sleeve. You can, if you want, like the exact same things you liked when you were 10. But if you do, you need to grow up.”
Then he summarized the “point” of his blog: “I’m not glad Stan Lee is dead, I’m sad you’re alive.”
Maher added that he was unaware he had “ruffled so many capes” with his post until he realized 40,000 people stopped following him on Twitter because of it.
Maher remained unfazed, however, adding “to which I say, good riddance, follow Yogi Bear.”
Watch the full NSFW segment in the video above.
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