The 11 Worst People of 2016
Not including Donald Trump, these are the people—ranging from Brock Turner and Tomi Lahren to Nate Parker and Lena Dunham—who made 2016 a terrible year
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It’s pretty safe to say that 2016 did us all dirty. The year was chock full of awful events, like the ongoing conflict in Aleppo and the Dakota Access Pipeline's attempted poisoning of the Standing Rock reservation's water supply. If that wasn’t bad enough, we lost beloved icons like Prince, Muhammad Ali, David Bowie, and Zsa Zsa Gabor—and an orange tyrant with tiny hands won the presidential election.
With all of us ready to tell 2016 to beat it, Complex compiled a list of the people (besides Donald Trump) who made this year a drag. Hopefully we'll see a lot less of them in 2017:
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Pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli, a dude who refers to himself as a “robber baron,” made international headlines this year when his company Turing Pharmaceuticals, raised the price of a treatment for cancer and AIDS patients from $13.50 to $750.00 per tablet—a 5,000 percent increase—according to CNN.
If that wasn’t douchey enough, Shkreli purchased the only copy of the coveted Wu-Tang album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin and refused to release it to the public. He’s also a Twitter troll who fires off ridiculous takes and posts pics of his swaggerless rich guy toys—solidifying his status as one of the most hated men in America.
dafuq? u r either male, female, XXY (Klinefelter Syndrome), 45,X (Turner Syndrome). u dont get to pick what ur born https://t.co/Hce83ld0JF
— Martin Shkreli (@MartinShkreli) August 12, 2016
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Debbie Wasserman Schultz was sabotaging Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign and colluding with the Clinton camp all along, which the public learned with this year's massive DNC email hack. After the public blamed her for forcing Democrats' hand to vote for a less electable candidate, Wasserman Schultz resigned as head of the DNC.
We're basically all Zach—and we're not here for the DNC or Wasserman Schultz's BS anymore:
the homie Zach really turned all the way up at the dnc staff meeting fam pic.twitter.com/33kgSJaKLR
— Hanif Abdurraqib (@NifMuhammad) November 10, 2016