Martin Shkreli knows there are two things that the people want: affordable pharmaceuticals and the opportunity to punch Martin Shkreli in the face. At long last, one very lucky woman will get to do the latter.
Shkreli is auctioning off the chance to punch him in the face in order to raise money for his friend’s 6-year-old, who’s battling cancer. Pharma Bro announced via Twitter that the highest bid came from a woman named Katie from Florida. She will donate $50,000 to “repeatedly pummel” Shkreli (as per her request), who will also match her donation. How’s your right hook, Katie?
Shkreli’s charitable gimmick worked so well that he’s now taking donations for a “slap-a-thon” today. He’s even asked Vice if they’ll host it. Is it just me, or is this somehow making Shkreli even more insufferable? Either the dude is a masochist, he’s run out of other ways to feel the touch of another human being, or he just hates the fact that an even bigger d-bag has taken his place (see: the election) and he’s looking for some fresh attention.
Anyone in NYC who wants to slap me TODAY? Donate with a message “I WANT TO SLAP HIM”. I” pick winner & periscope it https://t.co/29bdZWJmkP
— Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) September 28, 2016
At the end of the day, it’s a lovely cause, of course, but paying to punch a willing participant in the face isn’t really punching that person in the face. Leave it to Shkreli to suck all the fun out of everything.