Protesters Force Wu-Tang Listening Party to Cancel

Feb 17, 2017 at 11:29 am |
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Controversy Surrounded the Show

An event in New York City hosted by ex-pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli has been cancelled due to backlash by protestors and fans.

Shkreli, who owns the sole copy of Wu-Tang’s 2015 album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, has been a controversial figure for the past two decades and people aren’t happy that he’s capitalizing on the rap group’s legacy. Well, there’s a little more to it than just the Wu…

The former hedge fund guru has made millions off of the medical industry and has been indicted multiple times for some shady business tactics.The media often refers to him as “the most hated man in America” for upcharging consumers for Daraprim, an anti-parasitic treatment for AIDS patients.

Apparently this show wasn’t promoted as just a listening party. It was advertised that Shkreli would be giving a talk on “investing, healthcare, and politics” that would be followed by a “bar session” (aka boozefest) where Shkreli would showcase some music from his private collection.

Martin Shkreli profile

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Martin Shkreli, the guy who purchased the only copy of Wu-Tang Clan’s newest album in existence, was forced to cancel a NYC listening party due to protests and threats.

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