BILL MAHER, fresh off of hiatus, roared back on Friday night to HBO with comments that are insulting comic books fans everywhere!
"Tonight’s editorial is about Stan Lee who, if you missed it, died in November," Maher explained. "And a few days later, I posted a blog that in no way was an attack on Mr. Lee, but 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. Bragging that you’re all about the Marvel Universe is like boasting your mother still pins your mittens to your sleeves."
"You can, if you want, like the exact same things you liked when you were ten but if you do, you need to grow up," said Maher. "That was the point of my blog. I’m not glad Stan Lee is dead, I’m sad you’re alive. By the way, if someone says you’re being childish and you react by throwing a tantrum, you’re not Iron Man — you’re Irony Man. Let me tell you, people were pissed about this post, I wasn’t even aware I ruffled so many capes until I saw that forty thousand Twitter followers unfollowed me like that [snaps], to which I say ‘Good riddance, go follow Yogi Bear.'"
"Director Kevin Smith accused me of “taking a shot when no shots are f**kin’ necessary,” except again my shot wasn’t at Stan Lee. It was at, you know, grown men who still dress like kids," Maher said as he showed a picture of Smith wearing a branded hockey jersey."
"Can we stop pretending that the writing in comic books is so good?" he continued. "Oh, please. Every superhero movie is the same thing — a person who doesn’t have powers, gets them, has to figure out how they work, and then has to find a glory thing. Justice League, glowy thing. Iron Man, glowy thing. Spider-Man, glory thing. Captain America, glowy thing."
"I’m sorry, but if you’re an adult playing with superhero dolls, I’m sorry — I mean collectible action figures — why not go all the way and drive to work on a Big Wheel?" Maher said while showing pictures of various social media posts. "Grown-ups these days cling so desperately to their childhood that when they do attempt to act their age, they have a special word for it now: adulting."
The HORROR REPORT firmly believes that INTO THE SPIDERVERSE was the best movie of 2018..
But ... Politically Incorrect is meant to gain headlines. And the HORROR REPORT equally doesn't get offended or triggered.. NO matter how Wrong Maher could be..