Stan Lee was an American comic book writer, editor, publisher, and producer. He rose through the ranks of a family-run business to become Marvel Comics' primary creative leader for two decades, leading its expansion from a small division of a publishing house to a multimedia corporation that dominated the comics industry. In collaboration with others at Marvel—particularly co-writer/artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko—he co-created numerous popular fictional characters, including superheroes Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man, Thor, the Hulk, Black Widow, the Fantastic Four, Black Panther, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, Scarlet Witch, and Ant-Man. In doing so, he pioneered a more naturalistic approach to writing superhero comics in the 1960s, and in the 1970s he challenged the restrictions of the Comics Code Authority, indirectly leading to changes in its policies. In the 1980s he pursued the development of Marvel properties in other media, with mixed results. Following his retirement from Marvel in the 1990s, he remained a public figurehead for the company, and frequently made cameo appearances in films and television shows based on Marvel characters, on which he received an executive producer credit. Meanwhile, he continued independent creative ventures into his 90s, until his death in 2018. Stan Lee was inducted into the comic book industry's Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame in 1995. He received the NEA's National Medal of Arts in 2008. He may be popular but that still leads to a toxic hatedom.
Some of the haters actually believe the fact that Stan Lee is burning inhell while he’s dead. Excuse us?
Some actually made morbid memes of Stan Lee's death which do count as hate memes since we are talking about the late Stan Lee here. A good example of people making fun of Stan's death would be this and this.
They think that Stan Lee stole Jack Kirby's ideas. If Stan stole ideas from Jack, then explain how Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko co-created numerous popular fictional characters? Stan always gave Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, John Romita, and the other key artists he worked within the 1960s with the credit they are due.
A few of them hate him just because he's old and white which is a racist and ageist reason to dislike a person. Especially when we're talking about a man who died from congestive heart failure.
Even before Stan Lee died, some actually wanted Stan to die as soon as possible. Yeah, we are not making this up.