Marvel Comics Assistant Editor Heather Antos is leaving her “dream job” at Marvel Comics to become the Editor-in-Chief of eSports betting platform Unikrn. Heather Antos drew notoriety when she created the #MakeMineMilkshake phenomenon on social media. She and some other female Marvel employees went out for milkshakes and it became a huge story.
Why it became a story is a mystery to me. At the time of the incident, I was trying to put as much distance between me and comic book culture.
Now that she’s leaving Marvel Comics to work for an eSports betting platform, does she still get to keep her blue checkmark on Twitter?
If I was leaving a job, any job, especially my dream job, to work for an eSports betting platform, I wouldn’t tell anyone where I was going. Betting on eSports isn’t even legal in the United States. The whole concept of eSports, watching teams of people play video games against each other, seems weird. The idea of betting on eSports is beyond weird. Like anything else involving gambling, it seems unethical and immoral.
People go to rehab for gambling problems. Heather Antos is announcing her new position at an eSports betting platform like it’s something to be proud of.
This reminds me of the time Wil Wheaton whined and cried to get out of his contract for Star Trek: The Next Generation. He now likes to market himself as the king of the nerds. There’s no way, no how a true nerd would ever want to leave a TV show with the words “Star” and “Trek” in them.
Wil Wheaton being a nerd is simply revisionist history. Being a pretend nerd is the only career he’s got now.
If Heather Antos was a geek girl, there’s no way she would be leaving Marvel Comics to go work for a betting platform.