The man-child known as “Pharma Bro” — also known as Martin Shkreli — is an absolute wonder when it comes to public relations. As in “We wonder if he would would recognize good PR is if he was neck-deep in it.” Because, quite frankly, he can’t seem to stop from publicly punching himself in the face — and we can’t stop watching.
The former hedge funder turned pharma CEO turned Internationally Known Social Pariah and Greedhead has a knack for blithely making terrible decisions and then compounding them by doubling down and going on TV and trying to grin and bluff his way out of it.
Shkreli was finally beat down enough to agree to lower the price of Daraprim — down from from the $750 per pill he had jacked it up to after buying the rights to it when it was selling for $13.50 a pop — but that has yet to happen.
He also said he was fed up with online harassment and was going to make his Twitter account private.
That also never happened.
Then this week he tried to buy himself a little face-time with Sen. Bernie Sanders and that most definitely didn’t — and won’t — happen after the Sanders campaign donated Shkreli’s $2,700 (about three and a half Daraprims if you’re keeping score at home) to charity.
At which point you, as a smart person, might have thrown in the towel and said, “Screw it, I’m just glad the money went to a good cause,” and made a public show of it.
Martin Shkreli is neither you nor is he smart.
Instead he punched himself in the face once again for our enjoyment.
It started this way:
…and then it all went downhill.
— Eoghan McDermott (@eoghanmcdermo) October 16, 2015
@MartinShkreli did you donate 13.50 or 750.00?
— Nick Cullinane (@nickcullinane) October 16, 2015
@MartinShkreli Then why are you whining? Oh, right, because you learned the hard way your money can’t buy access.
— Stop The Wars (@sickjew) October 16, 2015
— American Great-Maker (@waydownLo) October 17, 2015
— Kelsey Wotzka (@KelseyWotzka) October 16, 2015
@MartinShkreli and it still means you’re an asshole and a damn idiot.
— Bernie Sanders (@Bernie5anders) October 16, 2015
— Tee (@MrH3T) October 17, 2015
@MartinShkreli Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah You have never won a fight or slept with someone you didn’t pay.
— Dumbdum (@DrDumbDum) October 16, 2015
— America 2.0 (@America2_0) October 17, 2015ADVERTISEMENT
— Darci Chan (@dlynnchan) October 16, 2015
I think this one sums it up nicely:
— Freckles (@Frecklesteiin) October 17, 2015
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