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People Are Reveling In Martin Shkreli's Perp Walk On Social Media

"His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy, there's vomit on his sweater already, Martin Shkreli."

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"Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli, who made headlines for jacking up the price of a lifesaving drug from $13.50 to $750, was arrested by the FBI Thursday, and many people reacted with glee on social media.

Martin Shkreli - man who hiked up price of AIDS drug - arrested. Because Karma is beautiful. https://t.co/8oLSDODbKu

Please set Martin Shkreli's bail at $1,000,000. Then raise it 4000 percent

Many reactions made reference to Shkreli reportedly owning the sole copy of Wu-Tang Clan's new album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, for $2 million.

Martin Shkreli's bail set to one Wu Tang album

hed of the day *U.S. ATTORNEY WON'T COMMENT ON FATE OF SHKRELI'S WU-TANG ALBUM

Even Debra Messing of Will & Grace and Mysteries of Laura fame joined in the schadenfreude party.

KARMAS A BITCH https://t.co/MSrOgRpGXI

But in the midst of the revelry, some people began to notice something familiar about the former hedge fun manager...

His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy There's vomit on his sweater already, martin shkreli

Other than the two having a similar hoodie style, the comparison also referred to Shkreli's initial response to the accusations of him hiking the price of the lifesaving drugs in which he tweeted Eminem lyrics.

http://t.co/co6Fmwk3XX And it seems like the media immediately points a finger at me So I point one back at em, but not the index or pinkie

Others saw the Eminem reference, but thought he really bore more of a resemblance to King of Emo Conor Oberst aka Bright Eyes.

YOU SAID YOU HATE MY SUFFERING AND YOU UNDERSTOOD AND YOU'D TAKE CARE OF ME.

martin shkreli arrested for refusing to play tracks from fevers & mirrors

But all these musical comparisons seemed to have been getting some people a bit confused...

the U.S. attorney's pronunciation of "Shkreli" is gradually devolving and could well become "Skrillex" by the time this presser is over.

You've got to know the difference between Shkreli and Skrillex.

To clarify, Shkreli is the CEO, Skrillex is the musician, and Skeksi hate gelfling.

However, regardless of which early-2000s music phenomenon commentators thought the man resembles, the general mood remained something along these lines...

AHAHAHAHAHA MARTIN SHKRELI GOT ARRESTED HAPPY THURSDAY EVERYBODY

Ema O'Connor is a politics reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, DC.

Contact Ema O'Connor at ema.oconnor@buzzfeed.com.

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