Martin Shkreli, the former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals aka “the most-hated man in America,” has an uncanny ability to worm his way out of punishment — so a coven of witches have decided to give him a taste of his own medicine.
Howl, a New-York based witchcraft aficionado, who after seeing the Pharma bro dodge the Congress’ questions, decided that some other-worldly punishment was in order. The witch organized a hex party in Brooklyn, New York, on Feb. 10, complete with a voodoo wax effigy of the notorious pharma executive.
“I realized clearly the justice system is not going to do anything, and even if they do, it’s going to be a minor slap on the wrist for someone of his affluence,” said Howl. “So let’s send a broader message. Let’s get together and not just heal ourselves and each other through this process, which is a cathartic process, but also let’s enact justice in a way that we can, as spiritual beings who are empowered to change reality.”
The witchcraft fanatic explains the hex is not malevolent and will not cause harm to Shkreli. Instead it will strive to restore the “cosmic balance” by ensuring justice is done and the “symbol of defiant greed” pays for his transgressions.
But what is even more incredible is that the hex seems to be working. Last month, in a bid to own Kanye West’s album “The Life Of Pablo,” Shkreli paid $15 million in bitcoin, which later turned out to be a hoax.
SOMEONE NAMED DAQUAN SAID HE WAS KANYES BOY AND I SIGND THE DEAL TO BUY PALBO AND SENT THE BITCOIN. CALL THE POLICE THIS IS BULSHIT— Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) February 14, 2016
WHO THE FUCK HAS MY FIFTEEN MILLION DOLLARS ?????????????????????????????????????— Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) February 14, 2016
I hope you all enjoy this stupid music SO much and the fact it has brought me so much pain and suffering. I quit rap.— Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) February 14, 2016
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Howl said in the interview that although the “hex” might not have long-term ramifications, it proves cathartic to the HIV/AIDS community and makes them feel powerful instead of helpless.