Oh, MyPillow, maybe read the room, or in this case, Inauguration Day, a bit better before tweeting about a new sale.
We’re sure that when you announced a sale of towels (not pillows) you weren’t expecting this sort of blowback.
What’s So Controversial About MyPillow And A Towel Sale?
What’s the big deal with MyPillow, based in Minnesota? You’ve no doubt seen the commercials.
It’s owned by Mike Lindell, who remained one of the most vocal supporters of Donald Trump, even after the attack on the Capitol, Jan. 6. Lindell has pushed several election conspiracies. He showed up at Trump’s office late last week to give the now-former president what he said was proof that the election was stolen. A photographer for the Washington Post took a photograph of Lindell outside the White House. The photo was enlarged to show the writing on the paperwork Lindell had in his hand. The information Lindell carried featured such phrases as “election issues” and “martial law if necessary.”
Lindell tweeted: “Here is one page of hundreds that prove President Trump got around 79m votes to 68m votes for Biden! Everyone should want the truth !”
So Uncomfortable: People Started Leaving Political Reviews On Company Products
Customers started leaving political reviews of MyPillow on Amazon. One said: “It is okay not soft! But Mike Lindell wants to declare martial law in America, he won’t be getting my business! Stick to pillows pal.”
Those reviews appeared a lot like the responses to the MyPillow tweet, Wednesday, which was posted just as Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States.
One reply to the tweet asked if the QAnon code still was working. That’s a semi-serious question. MyPillow really did run a promotion if you used the word QAnon when ordering.
Major Retailers Started Dropping The Pillow Company
Earlier this week, three major retailers — Bed, Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s and Wayfair — said they will no longer carry My Pillow products. The product also appears to no longer be available at Macy’s.
Mike Lindell, in an interview with the Right Side Broadcasting Network, said his business goes up when there are boycotts against him.
“These guys, they’re scared, like a Bed Bath & Beyond, they’re scared,” Lindell said. “They were good partners. In fact, I told them, ‘You guys come back anytime you want.’”
Folks On Twitter Mocked The Company
The replies to the Wednesday MyPillow tweet weren’t very nice.
One said: “Lately I’ve felt the urge to urinate more at night, I thought it was my prostate but my urologist says it’s MyPillow.”
There was a gif of Biden from the first presidential debate with Trump. It’s when Biden said “will you shut up, Man.”
Another said: “I wouldn’t wipe my dogs butt with your crap.”
Another response was a mockup of Lindell’s memoir. The new title: “My Martial Law. Help Me Overthrow The Government.”
Besides the boycott of his business and the negative replies on social media, Lindell received more bad news. Attorneys for Dominion Voting Systems sent him a cease and desist letter. Lindell has claimed that Dominion voting machines were rigged to give Biden the win in November.