Bill Maher Targets Kevin Smith in Latest Tirade Against Comic Book Culture
Bill Maher dedicates again his last segment of Real Time . The political comedian also targeted Kevin Smith during his tirade on the culture of superheroes. Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee passed away in November and Maher wrote a long article on a blog that many thought was disrespectful to Lee and the millions of mourners around the world. Maher went on to say that fans of adult comics determined how Donald Trump won the presidency.
After Bill Maher's long message became viral, the comic book community targeted him. During his last show, the comedian claims to have lost more than 40,000 followers on social media, for which he says "a good riddance". A huge reaction against Bill Maher was spread at the end of last year while Real Time was on hiatus. However, the show is back and the comedian spent the last part of his show going even further than he had before to attack adult comic fans. He had this to say.
"Tonight's editorial talks about Stan Lee who, if you missed him, died in November, and a few days later I published a blog that was not a attack Mr. Lee, but took advantage of his death to express my dismay at those who think that comics are literature and that superhero films are a great cinema and that, in general, are stuck in an eternal childhood .It's like bragging that your mother always puts your mittens in your hand. "
The first part of Bill Maher's speech doubles the comments that he had made more early. When asked what the reaction was in November, Maher said his tirade was not supposed to be disrespectful to Stan Lee. A critic of the comedian, and a close friend of Lee, Kevin Smith defended the cartoon and Lee's impact on the world. Maher also targeted Smith, which you can read below.
"You can, if you like, like exactly what you liked when you were ten, but if you do, you have to grow, that was the goal of my blog. not happy that Stan Lee is dead, I am sad that you are alive … Director Kevin Smith has accused me of taking a bullet while no bullet is needed, except again my shot does not. was not to Stan Lee .It was to, you know, adult men who still dress like children. "
After his last remark, Bill Maher showed a picture of Kevin Smith wearing a hockey jersey, which we suppose it means that he dresses up like a kid from Maher's jab. One of the main things the comedian was trying to convey was the fact that comics were not a good thing in our culture and that superhero fans should grow up. But, Maher could have had a better way to make his opinion known. In closing, Maher had this to say.
"Can we stop pretending that writing in comics is so good? Oh, please. Every superhero movie is the same thing – one person who does not have powers, gets them, must understand how they work, then has to find a brilliant thing … I'm sorry, but if you're an adult who plays with superhero dolls, I'm sorry – I mean collectible figurines – why not go to the end and go to work on a Ferris wheel? "
If you did not agree with Bill Maher's opinion in November, you certainly will not embark on a new approach. in front of a live studio audience. Obviously, Maher is a comedian, so he's supposed to go a little too far, but that's his opinion and he's entitled to it. That being said, it is easy to imagine that Maher's name will be broadcast again on the Internet, making it a win / win situation for him. You can read Maher's first article about superheroes on the Real Time blog, then watch the latest clip below. The segment starts at the mark of 50 minutes.