Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli Fakes Injury For Attention, Plan Backfires

turingceo-800x430Pharma bro/professional douche Martin Shkreli got so pissed off after Bernie Sanders rejected his campaign donation that he allegedly punched a wall and fractured his wrist. Or so he tweets.

Shkreli was named “the most hated man in America” by several media outlets last month after he raised the price of Daraprim, a drug used by some HIV patients, from $13.50 to $750 per tablet. He dug himself into an even deeper hole when he went on a Twitter rampage firing off smug responses at anyone who criticized him. He later said he was going to lower the price of the drug, though he’s yet to actually do so.

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Last week, Sanders sent out an email soliciting donations for his campaign. Shkreli sent him $2,700, the maximum amount allowed by law and the cost of approximately 3.6 tablets of Daraprim. But he soon had his donation returned.

“We are not keeping the money from this poster boy for drug company greed,” said Michael Briggs, a spokesman for the Sanders campaign in the email.

Shkreli took to Twitter to express his outrage with Sanders:

Then apparently he punched a wall:

Then he tweeted a picture of his x-ray:

The x-ray, however, was photoshopped. Gawker did some sleuthing and found a reverse image of it on Google. When someone sent a link to the image, Shkreli replied “thats what the doc sent me IDK.” In an effort to prove he wasn’t lying, Shkreli then tweeted this picture of himself wearing an arm brace:

Since then he’s dropped the fractured wrist act and has instead taken to trolling Bernie Sanders:

He also took a moment to complain about an unattractive picture of him that’s been circulating around the internet:

Here’s the picture:


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