‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli Has The World’s Most Punchable Face

This guy is the worst.

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There’s a word in German, Backpfeifengesicht that has no direct English language translation; the closest we can get is “a face badly in need of a fist.” This is the only word that’s appropriate to describe the villainous mug of Martin Shkreli.

Shkreli — who you may remember as the ‘pharma bro’ who hiked the price of a life-saving medications by more than 5,000%, bought the only copy of the latest Wu-Tang album with no intention of listening to it, and was arrested last December on securities fraud charges — appeared before lawmakers in Washington on Thursday to explain why he raised the prices on drugs for HIV and cancer patients. What happened next amounted to the oddest hearing in recent memory.

Skhreli didn’t say much — he invoked his Fifth Amendment right while questioned by lawmakers, even on questions regarding that damn Wu-Tang album — but his smug-ass smirk (captured below in GIF form by Quartz) tells us everything we need to know about what’s going through this jerk’s head: 

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Skhreli showed no remorse for the actions that earned him the title of ‘the most hated man in America,” even when chided by lawmakers. “He smirked, rolled his eyes and looked away when ranking Democrat, representative Elijah Cummings [of Maryland] tried to appeal to his sense of morality and reflect on his actions,” NBC News reported

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And he didn’t save his bad attitude just for the hearing, either:

If there’s ever been a face that’s badly in need of a fist, it’s this one. And we aren’t the only ones who think so:



Watch some video excerpts from the hearing courtesy of C-SPAN if you want to get your blood boiling: