Martin Shkreli is back at it again, trolling journalists and just being generally awful.
In his latest menacing move, Business Insider reports the pharma bro and owner of this gorgeous website has been trolling journalists who’ve written or tweeted about him by purchasing internet domains related to their names. And to pick scabs, he’s now mocking them on the sites.
Shkreli reportedly bought several user domains months ago, but has recently been customizing the websites to slander the journalists who share their namesake.
Since 2017 began, Shkreli has reportedly purchased the domain names associated with 12 people from Business Insider and other outlets like CNBC, Vice, New York Post, Vanity Fair, Teen Vogue, AOL, Bloomberg, Dealbreaker, and Gizmodo.
One of the sites, named after Vanity Fair reporter Maya Kosoff, reads: “Here we honor one of the most vibrant Social Justice advocates today!” And another named after CNBC’s Caroline Moss reads, “Everything you need to know about this CNBC safe-spacer.”
Business Insider reports Shkreli also has a domain for New York Post court reporter Emily Saul, which he reportedly offered to sell to her for the reasonable price of $12,000. 😒
“I wouldn’t call these people ‘journalists.’ They are the unwitting recipients of liberalism subsidy from large media and telecom companies,” Shkreli said in a statement emailed to the publication, then claiming those whose domain names were purchased are “only a few notches above the white supremacists we hear so much about these days.”
Though this does seem like quite an effort, the 34-year-old is no stranger to publicly confronting members of the media. As you may recall, Twitter permanently banned Shkreli back in May after he violated the platform’s harassment policy by going after Teen Vogue editor Lauren Duca.
Since then Shkreli was probably busy holding out for a New York court to find 12 impartial jurors who didn’t hate his guts and dealing with being found guilty of two counts of securities fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud.
Good luck with everything, dude.