On Thursday, pharmaceutical executive and supervillain Martin Shkreli testified before Congress using only obnoxious facial expressions and invocations of the Fifth Amendment. Friday morning, he had apparently updated his OKCupid profile to include “eye rolls” on the list of things he’s really good at.
It’s not news that Shkreli, arguably the most-hated man in America today, uses online-dating services. In September, writer Eve Peyser matched with Shkreli on Tinder not long after she had written an article mocking his OKCupid profile.
This morning, BuzzFeed creative director Alix McAlpine noticed that Shkreli’s still on OKCupid months later, as his popularity is arguably at an all-time low and his punchability is definitely at an all-time high.
“Not today, Satan,” she tweeted.
Let’s take a quick look at how Shkreli — who once claimed he received “50-100 date solicitations a day” — has changed his approach to dating as his bad reputation has grown.
As you can see, Shkreli has embraced his newfound infamy. His profile now assumes potential mates will recognize him as a small Lex Luthor with better hair — or, as he puts it, “that guy.” He no longer discusses his aspirations of building a life with someone, or boasts about being funny and intelligent.
And, of course, there’s his new specialization in “eye rolling.” If he added that to his résumé after the congressional hearing, it’s the latest in a long line of bratty troll moves that seem calculated to make Shkreli appear like a cartoon bad guy — including threatening to remove Ghostface Killah from the one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album he won at auction.
It would almost be funny, and maybe even worth going on a date with him for the novelty, if he hadn’t jacked up the price of a life-saving drug used by AIDS patients.