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Get Jesse Lacey to Call Martin Shkreli of Turing Pharmaceuticals a POSER!

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Martin Shkreli and his company Turing Pharmaceuticals acquired and significantly raised the price of a drug called Daraprim. Daraprim, which is the trade name of Pyrimethamine, is used in the treatment of infections and complications from HIV and is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Drugs.

Martin Shkreli also seems to be a huge fan of emo/punk music, going so far as to name a La Dispute track as his favorite song and hanging out at emo night.

However, everyone knows there is nothing LESS punk than corporate greed. That's why we need Brand New front man, Jesse Lacey, to publicly call Martin Shkreli a poser. In fact, lets not stop there. Let's get every influential punk/emo/hardcore frontman/guitarist/drummer/bassist to call Shkreli out on his bullshit.

What will this accomplish? I have no idea. Maybe we can shame him into a better business model. At the very least, we can have fun.

I don't know how to solve this problem. In the interim, I recommend you make a donation to an AIDS/HIV charity, like the Elisabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation, and tweet at your favorite punk rock icons to have them join in.


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