Initially, I wasn't going to feed into this fanboy induced internet supernova. The fact that too many fanboys went nuts and started trolling me gave me grounds to clear up a phrase that was taken out of context. Believe what you will. This is MY account of what happened and I'm not profiting from anything other than a cool signature and breaking fanboy internets.
Some people think I'm probably just a bland fangirl who only likes him for his good looks. I don't deny the second part at all, haha. I've followed him since he played Conan in the Conan the Barbarian remake. Even then, I knew he sporadically had cameos in movies like the Baywatch Hawaii series . and Johnson Family Vacation as well as some small screen roles. It wasn't until I started watching Game of Thrones that he caught my full attention. Though, it was kind of short lived (pun intended), as he was killed off in Season 1. I had Khal Drogo withdrawals. So, when I found out he was our new Aquaman, I was stoked! And then soon enough, the new Aquaman poster was released. What did I do? I got it custom printed online into a poster that I could take for Jason to sign. No one's going to have this, I thought.
Sunday, March 15th was a day I was looking forward to since January. It would be my first ever "Con" and to make it even more exciting, I'd have the chance to meet Jason Momoa. I planned to get a photo-op and an autograph. Let me just say, that was $80.00 very well spent.
That morning at Indy ComicCon, I waited in line with my boyfriend for about an hour and a half to get a photo-op. I had the biggest, cheesiest smile but kept my cool. Then afterwards, I quickly dragged my boyfriend with me to Momoa's autograph line so we weren't at the very end. I was so not playing around. The guy at the line entrance asked us what I wanted Jason to write on my poster. I couldn't think of any catchy Aquaman quotes off the top of my head, so I told him to just put "To Elizabeth." He wrote it on a sticky note and stuck it on my poster and I proceeded to stand in the line.
After about 40 minutes, I thought about how DCCU is always portrayed as an inferior cinematic company. I finally get to him and after thinking about all the DC bashers or doubters out there, I casually asked, "Hey Jason, can you give all these DC haters out there a reason to join our DC Universe?" He said, "Oh, okay." As soon as I saw him writing the letters "F...u...", I knew things just got real. My boyfriend and I loudly burst out laughing. Momoa simply gave me a high five, and we left in shock. I couldn't believe he wrote "Fuck Marvel" and in such exquisite handwriting, I have to add. It was the most epic thing to ever happen in my life thus far.
I want to make it clear to everyone that I DID NOT ask him to write that or have anything against Marvel myself. I thought he'd write something like, "DC has gritty movies!" or hell, "DC is fucking awesome!" I never, and I repeat, NEVER expected #FuckMarvel/#PosterGate/#MomoaGate to happen. But at the same time, I'm kind of glad it did. It has brought attention to the double standard in the Marvel/DC rivalry. Many referencing Robert Downey Jr. basically telling DC to "go fuck themselves." No one bat an eye (pun intended) when he did. Jason Momoa said the same to Marvel, and everyone thought it was a bitter remark. Jason is one of the coolest dudes I have ever met. He's so down to Earth with his fans and tries to answer questions when he can in person. He recently told people not to take it so serious on his Instagram. He basically isn't phased at all. It was harmless banter. People need to focus on his performance as an actor instead of blowing this out of proportion. Everyone has told someone off at one point. Professionally or not. So, it's a pot-calling-the-kettle-black type of situation with a sprinkle of semantics. I asked him a question and he gave me a funny answer. By the way, he's praised Marvel plenty of times before.
I feel honored to have such an epic DC Cinematic Universe historical item. After breaking the nerd Internets, I'd probably say this made comic book/cinematic history. For those wondering; I'm not going to sell it anytime soon. Although, I wonder how much I could get for it... This treasure will be something to tell my grandchildren about! Hopefully I'll get to meet him again.