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In a blog post yesterday, Bill Maher suggested comic book creator Stan Lee was partially responsible for Donald Trump becoming President.

He wrote that years ago comic books were widely acknowledged to be only for children, but 20 years ago something shifted. “Adults decided they didn’t have to give up kid stuff. And so they pretended comic books were actually sophisticated literature. And because America has over 4,500 colleges – which means we need more professors than we have smart people – some dumb people got to be professors by writing theses with titles like Otherness and Heterodoxy in the Silver Surfer. And now when adults are forced to do grown-up things like buy auto insurance, they call it “adulting,” and act like it’s some giant struggle.”

Concluding, “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.”

The political commentator and comedian also disparaged fans mourning Lee’s recent passing, writing “Deep, deep mourning for a man who inspired millions to, I don’t know, watch a movie, I guess.”

What do you think? Is Bill right, and we all need to grow up, or does he just need to let people enjoy things? Let us know your thoughts down below.

Read about how Stan Lee actually influenced hip-hop and street culture here.

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