Smug-faced pharmabro Martin Shkreli has once again proven to be the greatest supervillain of our time by vowing to liberate his entire collection of rare and unreleased music, including previously unheard tracks by Nirvava and The Beatles — but only if Donald Trump wins the U.S election.
If Trump wins, my entire unreleased music collection, including unheard Nirvana, Beatles, and of course, Wu-Tang, comes out, for free.
— Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) October 27, 2016
He then live-streamed a video of himself supposedly listening to the unreleased The Beatles tracks, although whether they’re actually in his possession or if this is just another expert-level troll from the colossal shithead remains to be known.
Shkreli rose to prominence last year after his drug company Turing Pharmaceuticals acquired the rights to the drug Daraprim, used to treat specific symptoms of AIDS and cancer patients, and raised the cost of an individual pill from $13.50 to over $750. However, the mainstream media’s portrayal of Shkreli was skewed at best, with many of the original reports failing to contextualise the price-hike as a standard practice within the pharmaceutical industry. Shkreli’s greatest offence was remaining unapologetic of his obligation to his shareholders, and one that thrust him into the limelight as the poster-child for corporate greed.
Ladies and gentleman, the choice is yours. Elect Hillary Clinton and get bombed by Putin, or elect Trump and score some unreleased music from two of the most influential bands of our time. Bit of a no-brainer, really.