#MakeMineMilkshake

#MakeMineMilkshake

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#MakeMineMilkshake or "Make Mine Milkshake" refers to a Twitter hashtag in which people showed support of a female Marvel Comics editor, who was subject to sexist attacks online after she posted a picture of her and her co-workers getting milkshakes.

Origin

On July 28th, 2017, Marvel Comics Heather Antos tweeted[1] a selfie of her and her fellow Marvel co-workers getting milkshakes. Antos captioned the tweet, "It's the Marvel milkshake crew! #FabulousFlo." The post (shown below) received more than 520 retweets and 4,100 likes in less than a week.


Heather Antos @HeatherAntos It's the Marvel milkshake crew! #FabulousFlo

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Days after posting the photo, the tweet received some apparent negative attention, with some users claiming that this milkshake photo was an example of politicizing comic books and superhero stories, causing a decline in quality. On July 30th, Antos tweeted,[4] "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." The tweet (shown below) received more than 200 retweets and 900 likes.


Heather Antos* @HeatherAntos 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.

On July 30th, Twitter user @iwishiwashim12 tweeted,[2] "Can we just get off of feminism and social justice and actually print stories. God DC looks better and better." The tweet (shown below, left) received more than 40 likes. That day, Twitter user @thebechtloff tweeted (shown below, right),[3] "Gee, I can't imagine why Marvel's sales are in the toilet."


Can we just get off of feminism and social justice and actually print stories. God DC looks better and better Gee, I can't imagine why Marvel's sales are in the toilet. Heather Antos Φ @HeatherAntos It's the Marvel milkshake crew! #FabulousFlo

Following Antos' post, people began tweeting support towards her, but the first known usage of the hashtag "#MakeMineMilkshake" occurred on July 30th. Twitter user @CoriMarie21, in response to a comment about the attacks, tweeted, "You gonna participate in #makeminemilkshake today?" They later explain, "A bunch of ladies who work in comics are going to take selfies with milkshakes today and that hashtag. A solidarity kinda thing." This indicates that the hashtag campaign was organized off-line.


You gonna participate in #makeminemilkshake today?

Comics fans began posting pictures and tweets showing support to Antos with the hashtag #MakeMineMilkshake, a reference to the Marvel Comics slogan "Make Mine Marvel."


#MakeMineMilkshake BETTER THAN YOURS. BETTER THAN YOuRS.. Even the Punisher likes the idea #makeminemilkshake cc @HeatherAntos As one of my favorite people/editors on this earth I stand with you always @HeatherAntos. #MakeMineMilkshake 17 MINECOMICS

On July 30th, Marvel Comics official Twitter[5] account posted an illustration of the Thor character Hela saying "Some people harbor the most terrible grudges.” The tweet (shown below) received more than 1,500 retweets and 5,000 likes in three days.


Marvel Entertainment @Marvel MARVEL Follow #MakeMineMilkshake some PEOPLE HARBOR TERRIBLE GRUDGES. id

That day, DC Comics, Marvel's industry rival, also joined in tweeted[6] "Cheers @Marvel ladies! #MakeMineMilkshake." The tweet (shown below, left) received more than 4,400 retweets and 15,000 likes. Marvel responded[7] with a picture of a milkshake with two straws (shown below, right), receiving more than 1,400 retweets and 5,000 likes within three days.

Several media outlets covered the hashtag, including The Daily Dot,[8] The Wrap,[9] Comic Book Resources[10] and more.


@DCComics Cheers @Marvel ladies! #MakeMineMilkshake Marvel Entertainment @Marvel MARVE Replying to @DCComics

Various Examples


#MakeMineMilkshake This one goes out to all the little manbabies who were threatened by women having a good time. #makeminemilkshake here's to you shutting the f--- up GIF I will stand by you @HeatherAntos. I need to go get a milkshake! #makeminemilkshake
In honor of WinterWidow and the ladies at Marvel #makeminemilkshake (n Don't ever let someone tell you you don't belong in comiCS. Comics are for everyone. cs. Comics are foo #MakeMineMilkshake #MakeMineMilkshake

Search Interest

External References

[1] Twitter – @HeatherAntos' Tweet

[2] Twitter – @iwishiwashim12's Tweet":https://twitter.com/Iwishiwashim12/status/891846302144884738

[3] Twitter – @thebechtloff's Tweet

[4] Twitter – @HeatherAntos' Tweet

[5] Twitter – @Marvel's Tweet

[6] Twitter – @DCComics' Tweet

[7] Twitter – Marvel's Tweet

[8] The Daily Dot – Sexist trolls couldn’t handle this Marvel editor’s work selfie

[9] The Wrap – Here Are the 10 Best ‘Make Mine Milkshake’ Tweets That Trounce ‘Fake Geek Girls’ Marvel Diss

[10] Comic Book Resources – Marvel and DC Show Solidarity Against Online Trolls

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Top Comments

theproton
theproton

Man someone actually went through all these images in the gallery to downvote all of them. Thats almost impressive.

But yeah, those were uncalled for personal attack on people who did nothing to deserve that kind of aggression. If you think someone is a "SJW" and that gives you the right to bombard their personal social media with vile, you're not some "Anti-PC culture freedom fighter", you're an asshole.

And yeah, Marvel has made a lot of fuck ups. Too many events, too many reboots, too expensive, not enough original characters. And yeah, some of their comics can lean a little too hard on trying to be progressive. But of all the hills you choose to die on, why would you go after Heather Antos?

She's the editor of Gwenpool, arguably Marvel's best running comic that hasnt had any sort of renumbering and centers on a completely original character (yes despite her name & look, she has nothing to do with Gwen Stacy or Deadpool). Theres nothing SJW about Gwenpool or the comics editor.

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