‘Somebody’s Pharma Bro-ing to jail’: Internet rejoices over Martin Shkreli’s securities fraud conviction
“Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli on Friday was found guilty on three counts of securities fraud after he orchestrated an $11 billion ponzi scheme.
Shkreli became the face of corporate greed after his company, Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price of a life-saving AIDs drug by 5000 percent. That fact caused real problems for Shkreli throughout the trial—according to a dispatch from the jury selection in his case, prospective jurors felt unable to overlook his “punchable” appearance.
“I looked right at him, and in my head I said, ‘that’s a snake,’ not knowing who he is,” one juror said in court.
News that the “Most Hated Man in America” could face years behind bars elicited a rather gleeful response from the Internet. Read some of the best reactions below, via Twitter:
Is ‘Pharma Bro’ listed in the AP Stylebook or…?
— Caitlin Murray (@caitlinmurr) August 4, 2017
— Roben Farzad™ (@robenfarzad) August 4, 2017
Somebody’s Pharma Bro-ing to jail.
— Peter Finocchiaro (@PLFino) August 4, 2017
From Pharma Bro to Prison Ho https://t.co/z2RlNi0PEg
— Anthony De Rosa 🗽 (@Anthony) August 4, 2017
If they really wanted to give Martin Shkreli the best punishment, taking away his purchase of Wu Tang’s one disc album is the way to go.
— Andrew Jerell Jones (@sluggahjells) August 4, 2017
clearly didn’t get the style memo on “Pharma Bro” https://t.co/TGo60imnBv
— Samantha Tomaszewski (@managewski) August 4, 2017
Will the Pharma Bro still be able to tweet from prison?
— Ray Locker (@rlocker12) August 4, 2017
Martin Shkreli was so unappealing and obnoxious that the DOJ convicted him of a white collar crime. https://t.co/DYvTHXZtGB
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) August 4, 2017
“Convicted felon Martin Shrkeli” sounds pretty sweet.
— Mike Bates (@MikeBatesSBN) August 4, 2017
tfw you read “(Martin Shkreli) faces years in prison when he is sentenced” pic.twitter.com/GNblJmX4tU
— Scott Wampler™ (@ScottWamplerBMD) August 4, 2017
When Martin Shkreli is convicted of securities fraud pic.twitter.com/oBAhWYdHpm
— Kaitlin Menza (@heykmenz) August 4, 2017
Every time Martin Shkreli’s name is in the headlines, I think about this perfect tweet. https://t.co/VUl2jHJCJ9
— Jeremy Medina (@jeremyjmedina) August 4, 2017
I didn’t know I had a Martin Shkreli Convicted Dance … but turns out I do.
— Ron Marz (@ronmarz) August 4, 2017
Any chance now that Martin Shkreli is going to jail, Chris Evans can punch him in the face?
— A 🏳️🌈 (@alysamarsiella) August 4, 2017
The jury also unanimously found Shkreli guilty of having “the most punchable face ever to wobble atop a human body.” https://t.co/etVrwFuPDZ
— Joseph Scrimshaw (@JosephScrimshaw) August 4, 2017
Judge at sentencing: “Martin, I’d like to introduce you to Karma. Karma, this is your new bitch, Pharma Bro”https://t.co/3qdKIeTKQE
— Maura DiMeo (@Maura_DiMeo) August 4, 2017
Well, there goes my think piece positing that Martin Shkreli will get the WH communications director job
— Alex Danger Thomas🐩 (@Alex_Thomas_01) August 4, 2017
My heart is LITERALLY breaking for Martin Shkreli. Oh no wait, that’s my chest hurting from laughing so hard. pic.twitter.com/7QJcFpO6du
— Out The Window (@frreigns) August 4, 2017
theory: if shkreli just did the same stuff without buying that wu-tang album, he’d be perceived no differently from any other pharma dipshit
— your friend rl (@twolinepass) August 4, 2017
“Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli guilty on three charges of fraud; may soon get to find out how prison inmates like it when you smirk at them. pic.twitter.com/jd6Plksc01
— Donald J Orwell (@DonaldJOrwell) August 4, 2017
Juror 1: I don’t know…
Juror 2: Look, it’s the only way we’ll get to hear that Wu-Tang album.
Juror 1: Guilty!
— Ryan Teague Beckwith (@ryanbeckwith) August 4, 2017