Apparently milkshakes bring all the trolls to the yard, as Marvel Comics editor Heather Antos discovered when she posted an innocent pic of her and her crew enjoying some Ben & Jerry’s milkshakes on a Friday afternoon.
And because it’s the Twitter area of the internet, some of the responses were… not cool.
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
Better have her sign a consent form, she looks like the "false rape charge" type.— The Bechtloff (@thebechtloff) July 30, 2017
But then other, better people rallied to the cause of awesome, hard-working women enjoying frosty treats, with the hashtag #MakeMineMilkshake:
Don't know what has happened, always late, but as you know, you're one of the best and most compelling pros I've worked with. Big big hug.— David Aja (@davaja) July 31, 2017
Marvelicious— Adam Kubert (@AdamKubert) July 31, 2017
The #MakeMineMilkshake hashtag is great for showing support.— Dan Slott (@DanSlott) July 30, 2017
It's ALSO good for finding trolls who are trashing it, & insta-blocking 'em!🙂
And even DC Comics crossed over to get in on some of that hot supportive action:
Of course, the fact that folks *GASP* dared to defend the right for people of all genders to have a goddamn milkshake in peace seemed to magically summon even more trolls:
Women in comics are so strong that when criticized they need blog articles, hashtags, and men to protect them. #MakeMineMilkShake— Fraek (@Fraek_man) July 30, 2017
What’s still unclear is what “feminism” or “social justice” (or even “comic sales” or “false rape” ?!?!?!?!) had to do with, you know, having a fucking milkshake in the first place — but guess what, trolls? The joke’s on you. Now that you’re all butt-hurt because women can work in comics AND enjoy themselves, and expressing said outrage on the internet, it means that you just MADE this whole thing be a feminist/social justice issue. And you know who takes justice seriously? Superheroes. And when it comes to superheroes, Marvel & DC kind of own that shit. You will lose this argument. Was it worth it?
If Marvel & DC can set aside their competition and actually agree on something, it means they’re probably right. That’s just a life lesson, ya’ll. That, and don’t get between a person and their milkshake.