She Tinder-Matched With "The Most Hated Man In America" & This Is What Happened

Your suspicions about the caliber of the singles available on Tinder have just been confirmed: Martin Shkreli, otherwise known as the guy who jacked up the price of AIDS drugs and earned himself the title of “Most Hated Man in America” is on the app.

And yes, some poor gal swiped right. The story could have ended there, but Eve Peyser, the young woman in question, decided to challenge her Tinder match about his unconscionable price-gouging. Because she took screenshots of everything, we get to see her call Shkreli out for thinking he is the “Snowden of AIDS drugs” and tell him capitalism is evil. How is this lady still single?

"So I matched with the AIDS drug dude on Tinder," Peyser wrote.
Peyser got the ball rolling by asking Shkreli is he was "DTGMAD," or "down to give me AIDS." He responded with a rather clueless, still flirty "lol, hopefully you don't need them."

When asked about his position on the flak he's received about his actions, Shkreli said that "the media and public don't want to look past a headline," adding that he wanted "accurate" coverage.

Shkreli kept up a remarkably casual approach, peppered with "lol" and "haha" until Peyser wrote that "tbh you did what so may big pharma heads do: privilege profit over regard for human life ... capitalism is awful."

His defense? "Not exactly. This disease was forsaken by drug companies for not being profitable enough. Only a few thousand people get it. So no new drugs for 70 years. Now we'll fix that. Also no one goes without drug even if they can't afford it."

"They [the public] don't understand it and want to be angry at someone," he added when Peyser, rather delicately, we might add, questioned him further.

It's clear this virtual match won’t be translating to a date IRL. Martin, we think it’s best to quit while you’re ahead. Maybe lie low on the dating scene for a bit? On the other hand, nothing turns a woman on like deciding to do the right thing and make important medication available at a low cost. Just saying.
OPENER IMAGE: Bloomberg.

More from Culture

1. World News: Puerto Rico has declared a state of emergency after suffering its largest power outage since 1980.The outage left 1.5 million Puerto ...
Refinery29 is pleased to present Represent: 29 Women We Admire, a group exhibition at this year's Photoville, the largest annual photography festival in ...
1. U.S. News: A 13-year-old was shot and killed by police in Columbus, OH.Police were responding to a reported robbery when they fatally shot Tyree ...
Throughout childhood and adolescence, Alexander Rorabaugh saw the International Church of Christ as the center of his life. “Everything I did and everyone...
Parker Day finds prettiness and perfection boring. The photographer's captivating portrait series Icons, which will be published in a monograph next year, ...
1. U.S. News: A high school shooting in Alpine, TX, ended with one injury and the death of the shooter.Local authorities reported that the alleged ...
A University of Chicago student who was twice accused of sexual assault is suing his school, alleging that the university is violating his rights under ...
Laura Moulton is a librarian with and founder of Street Books, a mobile library that serves homeless and semi-homeless people in Portland, Oregon. Her ...
1. Here At Home: There were riots in Milwaukee after a police shooting following a traffic stop. Hundreds of people rioted against the police in ...
1. World News: After four years, Ecuador will allow Julian Assange to be questioned by Swedish officials over rape allegations. Assange, the founder of...
In honor of the campaign season, we're asking you to help us decide which fictional TV character was most worthy of the presidential title
You probably didn’t need to guess that President Obama is a feminist. He’s never been shy about his love for his daughters, respect for his wife, or ...
1. Major News: Hillary Clinton delivered the speech of her life at the DNC. Her speech came at the end of a week in which the party has pushed to ...
Thanks to Seth Meyers, diehard Sen. Sanders supporters are feeling the comedy burn. Even if you missed the Democratic National Convention, you've ...