My Pillow CEO Michael Lindell is seen outdoors the door of the West Wing on the White House on Friday, Jan 15, 2021 in Washington, DC.
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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, who has repeated false claims that President Donald Trump didn’t lose the election, stated retailers together with Bed Bath & Beyond and Kohl’s are eradicating his firm’s products from their shops.
Trump’s supporters on social media platforms are actually calling for boycotts of the retailers, whereas different shoppers are urging individuals to not buy MyPillow products.
“I just got off the phone with Bed Bath & Beyond,” Lindell stated throughout an interview Monday night with the Right Side Broadcasting Network. “They’re dropping MyPillow.”
“Just got off the phone — not five minutes ago. Kohl’s, all these different places. … These guys don’t understand,” he went on. “They’re scared. Like a Bed Bath & Beyond, they’re scared. They were good partners. In fact, I told them, ‘You guys come back anytime you want.'”
A search by CNBC on each of the retailer’s web sites Tuesday morning nonetheless confirmed obtainable MyPillow merchandise on the market. MyPillow can also be nonetheless offered at J.C. Penney, Amazon, Belk and another main retailers.
A consultant from Kohl’s confirmed the choice to exit the MyPillow model. “There has been decreased customer demand for MyPillow,” the spokeswoman stated in an emailed assertion. “We will sell our current inventory and not buy additional/future inventory in the brand.”
Bed Bath & Beyond didn’t instantly reply to CNBC’s request for remark.
Lindell has come below hearth for spreading of conspiracy theories. Last yr, for instance, he promoted a faux remedy for Covid. More lately, he has stated there was widespread voter fraud throughout the 2020 election.
According to report by The New York Times, officers at Dominion Voting Systems have now despatched Lindell a authorized letter that warns of pending litigation over his baseless claims of widespread fraud involving their machines. Lindell was not instantly obtainable to reply to CNBC’s request for remark in regards to the letter.
Last week, Lindell was seen visiting the White House and carrying partially obscured notes that seemed to inform Trump to invoke “martial law if necessary.”
Following Lindell’s interview the place he referenced Bed Bath & Beyond and Kohl’s, customers on Twitter are calling for different retailers, like Walmart, to drop MyPillow as nicely.
The nation’s largest retailer lately halted donations from its political motion committee to the campaigns of congressional Republicans who opposed certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.
Lindell created his MyPillow empire from scratch in 2004, whereas combating a cocaine dependancy.