You, dear internet, have widely condemned the following seven people. You've handed down your judgmental proclamations from rolling-chair thrones and said, "You, Martin Shkreli, are no good." But even the most heinous celebrities, the most dastardly TMZ bullseyes, are human. And every good villain has a soft spot to prove their humanity. Darth Vader had been Anakin. Ramsay Bolton loved his dogs.
So here is what redeems the following handful of hated harlequins. Here is the single grain of sugar in their bowl of gall. It will only make your hatred more delectable.
1. Martin Shkreli
50 Cent harassed a teenager with autism. The video went viral. One celebrity faced the bully and gave a voice to autism. That celebrity was… Martin Shkreli? Sure. Shkreli's money—wrung from the frail hands of terminally ill cancer patients—is still money, and he pledged 10k to an autism charity in the tremendous backlash to the video. He even tweeted that "autism awareness [is] still a problem." Little did you know that this pharmaceutical swindler is actually trying to improve the life of people with autism everywhere. He told TMZ his companies are "trying to develop new, desperately necessary, treatments for autism."