I’ll be the first to admit, I thoroughly don’t understand the whole Harambe thing. He has been turned into a cult hero of sorts, with posers from Florida to California ironically mourning the fallen Gorilla. A week ago, New York Mag actually published an interesting piece trying to figure out why the internet has taken the Harambe jokes and ran with them. They perfectly echo my confusion with the whole phenomenon when they said “as a running joke, Harambe should have had a shelf life of maybe two weeks. The meme should have died shortly after the animal did.”
But yet, here we are, six weeks after the death of Harambe, and the memes, tweets, and punchlines are still spreading like wildfire. Take a look over at Total Frat Move and Old Row, and you’ll see that Bro Culture has fully embraced the fallen beast as well.
So, naturally, it was only a matter of time before reviled pharmaceutical executive and failed 1990s Batman villain Martin Shkreli thew his hat into the ring (or in Harambe’s case, enclosure).
The guy even updated his Twitter picture and profile to showcase how pro-Harambe Shkreli has become:
So what do you think? Is Shkreli actually trying to revive the late gorilla, or is he just hopping on the bandwagon of publicity, trying to ingratiate himself with the Harambe supporters? But more importantly, if he DID actually pull this off, would you start rooting for the guy?
I wouldn’t. He’s the slimiest serpent this side of Adam & Eve.