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Trump supporter faces a pillow fight

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CANCEL culture is alive and well here in America, and its biggest target at the moment is Mike Lindell, the CEO of a bedding products firm called MyPillow.

His crime? Being a staunch supporter of former president Donald Trump, as well as being very vocal about possible fraud in the recent US presidential election.

His punishment? So far, Lindell has been permanently banned from Twitter, several major retailers have dropped his lines, and his documentary alleging fraud in the November 2020 election, Absolute Proof, has been removed from YouTube and Vimeo.

Now, in another attempt to take down MyPillow, gun control activist and Ivy League student David Hogg has started a competing company, Good Pillow. Twenty-year-old Hogg came to fame with his TV appearances in the aftermath of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in 2018. Many expressed concern at the use by CNN in particular of the young man. ‘Leftists are parading traumatised teens to make an emotional plea about gun control,’ Ben Shapiro commented at the time. 

After being accepted by Harvard with a SAT score of 1270 out of 1600, much lower than the average Harvard student’s score of 1484, and amassing a Twitter following of over one million, why shouldn’t Hogg think he could contend with a multi-million dollar bedding company without any experience in the field?

Hogg tweeted about his new venture: ‘Mike isn’t going to know what hit him – this pillow fight is just getting started.’

In response to his new competitor, Lindell calmly texted: ‘Good for them . . . nothing wrong with competition that does not infringe on someone’s patent.’

In subsequent tweets, Hogg laid out the ‘key parts of the company’, which include ‘union made’, ‘an emphasis on supporting progressive causes’, and ‘not attempt a white supremacist overthrow of the United States government’. He followed up with an announcement about his pillow company’s ‘activist advisory board’.

Two weeks later Hogg still doesn’t have a manufacturer or design, let alone a tangible product. I’d wager Mike Lindell isn’t losing any sleep over his new competitor. 

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Thomas Lane
Thomas Lane is a writer who lives and works in New York City.

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