Pharmadouche Martin Shkreli Fakes Broken Wrist To Spite Bernie Sanders Or Something
Martin Shkreli, the douchebag CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, spent a large portion of his weekend douching out over Twitter. Why? Because he tried to donate $2700 to Bernie Sanders (the value of about 3.6 Daraprim pills!) in hopes of meeting with the presidential candidate and getting to convince him that it’s actually a super idea to charge exorbitant amounts of money for necessary medications, and Sanders not only turned him down, he donated that money to an AIDS clinic. BAM.
Shkreli claimed that he was so very mad at Bernie Sanders that he could punch a wall. Which seemed a tad disingenuous.
He then claimed that he actually did punch a wall, and in fact punched it SO HARD that he ended up with a bone poking out of his wrist.
He even posted an x-ray!
ALAS, as Gawker’s Ashley Feinberg reports, the exact same image is found on Medscape.com, except without Shkreli’s name on it. When Feinberg contacted him about this, he claimed that was just what his doctor gave him. Which is pretty unlikely!
Shkreli then posted this, which pretty much confirms the whole thing was some stupid troll.
But it wasn’t a very good troll. For whom does the troll troll? Does it troll for Bernie Sanders? Does it troll for the internet? Does it troll because it is a weird sad douchebag with nothing better to do? We may never know. The only thing we do know is that it appears as though Martin Shkreli’s sole purpose on this planet is to be a giant asshole.