Who's up for a pillow fight?Parkland shooting survivor and gun control advocate David Hogg says he wants to launch his own pillow company to compet
Who’s up for a pillow fight?
Parkland shooting survivor and gun control advocate David Hogg says he wants to launch his own pillow company to compete with MyPillow, whose CEO, Mike Lindell, has been a vocal supporter of former President Donald Trump and has insisted the 2020 election was rigged.
The idea started on Twitter as an apparent joke, when entrepreneur William LeGate asked Hogg, “What if we put MyPillow out of business?”
In a later series of tweets, Hogg, 20, said he and LeGate were serious about starting the pillow company. “The website will be up in a couple weeks we are very much in the early stages right now. But we really are doing this,” Hogg wrote.
In a CNN interview, he said that they are hoping to find a union pillow factory to manufacture their product in the USA but “it’s very hard.”
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MyPillow and CEO Mike Lindell has repeatedly claimed the 2020 presidential election was rigged in favor of President Joe Biden. Retailers such as Kohl’s, Bed Bath & Beyond and J.C. Penney confirmed they will stop selling MyPillow, but cite lower sales and not the recent controversy.
On Monday, Twitter permanently suspended the account for MyPillow USA for violating its ban evasion policy, one week after suspending Lindell’s personal account.
Meanwhile, Hogg has been back in the news recently after a 2018 video surfaced of future Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene following him through the streets of Washington, peppering him with questions and comments about the 2018 massacre that killed 17 at his Florida high school.
On Thursday, Greene’s fellow representatives voted along party lines to remove her from her House committee assignments for espousing conspiracy theories in the past, including one that said the Parkland shooting was staged to promote gun control measures.
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