Martin Shkreli, the most hated man in America, is now offering you the chance to punch him — for a price, of course.
The pharma bro, who inspired universal hatred for raising the price of life saving HIV medication fifty-fold, announced on Twitter that he would auction one slap or punch to the highest bidder in a bid to raise money for his recently deceased friend’s son.
I will auction one slap/punch in the face to benefit my friend Mike who passed away & leaves behind a young son who survived cancer. DM bids— Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) September 26, 2016
Mike Kulich, 29, was a friend and publicist of Shkreli and died in his sleep on Saturday, states the Give Forward donation page. He is survived by his 5-year-old son Tyler who has suffered from acute lymphocytic leukemia since he was 2. Tyler just completed his chemotherapy last month and money raised from the auction will be placed in trust for him.
The donation page has raised $6,515 of its intended goal of $15,000.
For his part, Shkreli has agreed to “match donation to a certain point.” But probably more of an incentive for the bidders would be to video record the moment Shkreli gets punched.
I'll match donation to a certain point. You may video the slap/punch. Mike architected my publicity stunts & I bet he is watching, smiling. https://t.co/kqnvQtJ10T— Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) September 26, 2016
@MartinShkreli Always raising prices. I'd punch you for free. Let's talk. Also, sorry about your friend.— Sam Pierstorff (@sampierstorff) September 26, 2016
If there was a championship for the most punchable face in the world, Martin Shkreli would sweep that shit every year.— Daniel Carter (@DCeezle) September 1, 2016
.@MartinShkreli I would do anything to punch you in the face. Any amount of money is totally worth it— John Means (@MeanzyF) September 26, 2016
@MartinShkreli with all the haters you have, I'm expecting at least a million— Cerra (@JeepZJ58) September 26, 2016
Shkreli has also allowed winners to nominate someone else to throw the punch and Twitter is now ablaze with talks about bringing in a professional fighter to hit Shkreli.
In a later tweet, Shkreli said the highest bid for punching him had reached $78,000.
So far the two highest bidders to punch or slap me in the face are for $78,000 and $25,500. Let me know!— Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) September 26, 2016
People who are interested in participating in the bidding should use Twitter’s direct message function to privately message their offer.
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