Mike Lindell is opening up about Twitter ban and is sharing plans for future MyPillow sales.
Twitter has reportedly permanently banned Lindell because of his “repeated violations” of the company’s civic integrity policy. Twitter implemented new policies last fall to minimize what the company considers the spread of misinformation. It’s unclear exactly which posts spurred the ban.
However, Twitter reports that the ban is in response to Lindell’s claims of election fraud in the 2020 presidential election. After the storming of the U.S. Capitol this month, Twitter banned more than 70,000 accounts, according to The Washington Post.
Lindell shared his thoughts on the incident with the Minnesota Star Tribune.
“They froze me out. Everyone thought it was still up, but I couldn’t like or do anything,” Lindell said. “They really had already banned me without the public knowing.”
Lindell said that after weeks of not being able to use his account, he was finally able to tweet a blog post on Monday that portrayed him in a positive light. The blog was written by Melissa Huray, the executive director of Lindell Recovery Network. The network is an addiction recovery group that Lindell launched after struggling with addiction himself for years. During the article, Huray urges readers to know that there’s more to Lindell than just “pillows and politics.”
“I have experienced the real Mike Lindell, and he’s not just ‘as seen on TV,'” said Huray in the article.
Mike Lindell Shares MyPillow Plans After Major Retailers Drop Product
Macy’s, Kohl’s, Wayfair, and Bed Bath & Beyond are just a few of the major retailers that dropped MyPillow. Stores began listing his products as “currently unavailable” on their sites after Lindell voiced controversial opinions about the 2020 election. However, some stores claim that a decline in sales is the motivation behind their decision to drop the brand.
In a statement, Kohl’s representatives said, “There has been decreased customer demand for MyPillow. We will sell our current inventory and not buy additional/future inventory in the brand.”
Despite the drop in support by these major retailers, Lindell said that MyPillow sales will continue. Lindell, whose annual sales are believed to be around $100 million to $150 million, said that if he continues to lose retailers, MyPillow will sell directly.
“The real people don’t care. Pillows are not political,” said Lindell.