Bid Now for a Chance to Punch Martin Shkreli in the Face

Be generous; it's for a good cause
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 27, 2016 6:35 PM CDT
Martin Shkreli is auctioning off a chance to punch him in the face with the proceeds going to the young son of his friend and PR consultant Mike Kulich, who died over the weekend.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(Newser) – The man said to have the most punchable face in America is finally putting it to good use. "I will auction one slap/punch in the face to benefit my friend Mike who passed away and leaves behind a young son who survived cancer," Martin Shkreli tweeted Tuesday. He's attempting raise money for Tyler, the young son of Mike Kulich. According to a fundraising page, Kulich—an "adult industry veteran"—died Saturday at the age of 29. Kulich was a PR manager known for offering porn contracts to anyone currently making headlines, including a woman the internet thought looked like Ted Cruz, the Huffington Post reports. He was also a PR consultant for Shkreli. His 5-year-old son is recovering from leukemia.

Shkreli says he's received offers of $78,000 and $25,000, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Further offers can be DM'd to him on Twitter, and he says he'll match the winning bid to a point. He also says the winner can film the punch and even get someone else—say, with more arm strength—to do the punching, according to USA Today. "Mike architected my publicity stunts and I bet he is watching, smiling," Shkreli tweets. As CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals, Shkreli jacked up the price of a drug largely used by people with cancer and AIDS. He was arrested on securities fraud charges; paid $2 million for the only copy of a new Wu-Tang Clan album; started a public feud with Captain America himself, Chris Evans; and so much more. (Read more Martin Shkreli stories.)

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