Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Stan Lee: Al Sharpton Calls Him Civil Rights Pioneer + Newspaper Confuses Him & Spike Lee – LOOK!

*People are still dealing with the passing of comic visionary Stan Lee who died from as yet unannounced causes on Monday at the age of 95.

One of those people is Rev. Al Sharpton who counts Lee as a pioneer at the height of the civil rights movement. As proof, he points to “Black Panther.”

TMZ caught up to Sharpton on Capitol Hill on Tuesday and got his take on the legendary Marvel Universe creator’s death.

“You gotta remember Stan Lee was not a Johnny-come-lately … when a lot of us were putting pressure in the 90s all the way up to now about Hollywood … he always dealt with inclusion. Look at ‘Black Panther.’ Look at what he did with a lot of comic strips,” said Sharpton.

The Rev. added:

“He was an inclusive, die-hard kind of person that felt long before it became fashionable that Hollywood outta include all Americans.”

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stan lee & chadwick boseman
(photo via Twitter)

In essence Sharpton noted that Lee -was no stranger to tackling politically sensitive issues in his comic books and created the Black Panther, the first black superhero back in 1966!

That, Sharpton says, was highly impactful in shaping the mind of kids back in the day. He says it’s a hell of an accomplishment.

In other news about Stan Lee, in New Zealand, the Gisborne Herald used a photo of Stan Lee, but misidentified him in print writing: “Characters first, superheroes next: Spike Lee dies at 95.”

Well, as we all know, Spike Lee is very much alive and kicking at age 61.

Check out the gaffe below via Twitter:

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