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Patton Oswalt, Martin Shkreli wage epic Twitter war

Feel the burns.

Feb 29, 2020, 12:32 am*

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Dahlia Dandashi 

Dahlia Dandashi

In an epic Twitter war occurring in the late hours of Sept. 5, comedian and Ratatouille voice actor Patton Oswalt destroyed Martin Shkreli, the pharmacy tycoon criticized for skyrocketing the price of potentially life-saving medication.

It all started when #TrumpCantSwim, a hashtag poking fun at Donald Trump‘s butterfly stroke abilities, rose to Twitter-trending fame after Oswalt’s hilarious tweets:

Soon the tweets caught Shkreli’s attention, and he took no time to clap back at the comedian with a poorly spelled and punctuated “who r u again.”

https://twitter.com/MartinShkreli/status/772980840569634816

Oswalt took the challenge and shots were fired fairly quickly. 

https://twitter.com/MartinShkreli/status/772988661159763968

Though Shkreli thought he was “da best,” Oswalt didn’t necessarily agree, and his opinion gained support quickly. Shkreli ruthlessly refused to back down, and the fire kept on burning:

https://twitter.com/deadeverything/status/772989365974958080

https://twitter.com/MartinShkreli/status/772990630523961344

https://twitter.com/MartinShkreli/status/772999947402809344

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https://twitter.com/MartinShkreli/status/773000551239913472

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https://twitter.com/MartinShkreli/status/773003688512253952

(Oswalt was on the CBS show King of Queens, but he didn’t play Kevin James’s lead-man role… smooth one, Shkreli.)

And just when we thought Shkreli had tasted enough defeat, he, of course, came back for the last strike. 

https://twitter.com/MartinShkreli/status/773000386638643201

This isn’t the first time Shkreli has used the internet to troll other celebrities. Back in August, Stephen Colbert and Shkreli had their own feud, with Shkreli boldly asking Colbert to “suck his dick?” after The Late Show tweeted a mocking meme. 

https://twitter.com/MartinShkreli/status/769382112411648000

Colbert took to his own, personal Twitter account to burn Shkreli straight to the ground: 

For now, at least, Shkreli has lost another Twitter feud. 

https://twitter.com/coachryan82/status/772994911675101184

H/T Uproxx

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*First Published: Sep 6, 2016, 6:13 pm