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Kevin Smith Offers Stan Lee A Place To Crash, Continues His Nice Guy Hot Streak

By Tori Preston | Celebrity | April 11, 2018 |

By Tori Preston | Celebrity | April 11, 2018 |


The insane details revealed in The Hollywood Reporter’s exposé about the conditions surrounding Stan Lee — including allegations of elder abuse, manipulation, and isolation perpetrated on the 95-year-old widower by his own daughter and a host of shady hangers-on — were enough to make even the most hard-hearted of us want to strap on a cape and fly to the poor man’s rescue. Reactions of shock, sympathy, and sadness flooded Twitter:

But only one man literally offered to open his home to the Marvel icon: Kevin Smith.

Say what you want about the man’s movies, but his heart is undeniable. He raised the nice guy bar with his thoughtful response to the revelations about Harvey Weinstein last October, noting how he sang Weinstein’s praises for years without knowing what was really going on. Then he took it a step further, pledging to donate $2,000 a month to Women In Film, should the Weinstein Company go under, in the hopes it will help women “make shit without having to deal with some fucking animal saying, ‘Here’s the price.’”

Sure, it’s unlikely that Stan is going to shack up in Smith’s guest room anytime soon. But you just know that if he wanted to, Kevin would be true to his word. In the meantime, let’s hope this current level of scrutiny leads to improvements in Stan Lee’s conditions, and further clarity on any wrongdoing that’s been happening around him.

Tori Preston is deputy editor of Pajiba. She rarely tweets here but she promises she reads all the submissions for the "Ask Pajiba (Almost) Anything" column at [email protected]. You can also listen to her weekly TV podcast, Podjiba

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