Marvel Comics love a milkshake. You can even gauge Stan Lee's health by them. But it seems not everyone love Marvel Comics loving milkshakes, especially when they are women.
— Heather Antos (@HeatherAntos) July 28, 2017
When Marvel Editor Heather Antos posted this photo of her and her crew enjoying such milky beverages, on a Friday after work, she probably didn't expect the reaction she received. Frankly, who would?
— DarkJester (@DarkJesterofOz) July 30, 2017
This does explain the "quality" of work Marvel has been putting out of late.
— Michael Fesser (@Michael_Fesser) July 31, 2017
Can we just get off of feminism and social justice and actually print stories. God DC looks better and better
— Kal-el (@Iwishiwashim12) July 31, 2017
If it helps, and not that it should, Heather Antos is an editor who, amongst other books, works on the Star Wars line for Marvel, a line that has enjoyed both critical and commercial acclaim. But apparently that means that she and her co-workers are unable to enjoy a milkshake at the end of a working week and post it to her followers without being the target of targeted insults, sexual harassment and, basically, rape threats because they are women. And these are just the ones that were made public and haven't been taken down. Well done internet…
Woke up today to a slew of more garbage tweets and DMs. For being a woman. In comics. Who posted a selfie of her friends getting milkshakes.
— Heather Antos (@HeatherAntos) July 30, 2017
However, in response, the #makeminemilkshake hashtag has been trending most of the weekend, with prominent voices adding their support, and has gone far and wide.
— Marcelo Córdova (@marcelocordova) July 30, 2017
— molly jane (@mollyjane_k) July 30, 2017
— Books with Pictures (@bookswpictures) July 30, 2017
— Taryn M. Gray (@tarynmgray) July 30, 2017
— Jason Aaron (@jasonaaron) July 30, 2017
— Heather is a Nerd (@followingfilms) July 30, 2017
The best thing about #MakeMineMilkshake is that the trolls will never win because the world is bigger than their basement.
— Tom Muller (@hellomuller) July 31, 2017
The women who work at Marvel, at all levels, are amazing. Smart, skilled, tenacious, tough. How do I know? Because I get to work with them.
— Charles Soule (@CharlesSoule) July 30, 2017
— Marc Laming (@monkey__marc) July 30, 2017
The #MakeMineMilkshake hashtag is great for showing support.
It's ALSO good for finding trolls who are trashing it, & insta-blocking 'em!🙂
— Please Stay Home (@DanSlott) July 30, 2017
— HeatherEK (@HeatherKenealy) July 30, 2017
— Emerald City Comic Con (@emeraldcitycon) July 30, 2017
And Marvel makes it official.
— Andrea ⧗ Year of Black Widow (@_atowers) July 30, 2017
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) July 31, 2017
You know what? Well done internet! No sarcasm needed this time! But remember, this is never a one time thing.,
Lots of love for Heather, which is awesome/deserved, but it's not just her. All the women at Marvel get so much shit for these books.
— Matthew Rosenberg (@AshcanPress) July 30, 2017
And even opposing the kind of vile hatred targeted at innocent people is itself a subject of scorn by some.
Holy shit look at these butt hurt faggots mad because they don't have the balls to bang her
— William Rome (@willieromeburns) July 30, 2017
Sorry, I spoke too soon…