Bill Maher Stands by Criticism of Comic Book Culture

HBO host Bill Maher doubled down on his criticism of recently-deceased comic book legend Stan Lee’s legacy, saying that the backlash over his comments about Lee prove his point that comic book culture is “stupid.”

Speaking to Larry King, the Real Time host said, “I don’t read comic books. I didn’t even read them when I was a child. What I was saying is, a culture that thinks that comic books and comic book movies are profound meditations on the human condition is a dumb f*cking culture. And for people to get mad at that just proves my point.”