Political Commentator and television host Bill Maher has drawn the attention of the world, thanks to his comments on the sad demise of Stan Lee, along with the comic industry as a whole.

Maher dismissively wrote in a blog post about the news of Lee’s death, mocking those who are currently mourning the recently departed legend saying, “Deep, deep mourning for a man who inspired millions to, I don’t know, watch a movie, I guess.”

He then insulted adults who read comic books even drawing a connection between comic book readers and the election of Donald Trump as the President of America saying, “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.”

Many creators commented and criticised Maher’s comments, such as Batman writer Greg Capullo, Kurt Busiek (The Avengers) and Gail Simone (Domino, Batgirl).

Several other industry personalities were cruder in their response to Maher like Justice League’s Scott Snyder, Black Orchid’s Neil Gaiman and Harley Quinn’s Frank Tieri.

Tom King (Heroes in Crisis) tied it all back to Stan Lee, comparing Lee’s now-famous piece on harmful rhetoric to Maher’s thoughts on the matter.

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