It seems like scoring a new MyPillow is harder to get than a good night’s sleep following the recent backlash against the company’s CEO. Several major retailers stopped stocking the product after Mike Lindell continued to back Donald Trump after the riots at the Capitol. But there are still places to purchase the products.
Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s, Wayfair, and others say they’re not selling the MyPillow brand any longer. But Walmart, Amazon, Lowe’s, and Home Depot are still carrying them, according to Newsweek.
Some stores have said the decision was based purely on poor sales figures. However, others have taken issue with Lindell and his controversial opinions.
Lindell is a controversial figure in American politics that gained prominence as an early backer of Donald Trump. His support of Trump even resulted in meetings at the White House with the former President. A week after the deadly riots at the Capitol, cameras caught him leaving a meeting in the Oval Office. Under his arm were notes about martial law, according to the New York Times. Since then, thousands have signed a petition calling for retailers to boycott his products.
“Time to tell our major retailers to stop selling his products,” the petition reads. “We will not support funding insurrectionists!”
Customers Review-Bomb MyPillow on Amazon
Following the Jan. 15 White House meeting, and the push to get major retailers to ban MyPillow began in earnest, people began leaving one-star reviews for the products on Amazon.
In an Amazon review for MyPillow’s classic bed pillow someone wrote the pillow turned their hair orange. “I bought this pillow to Make Awakening Great Again. Each night I laid my head on it it would whisper into my ear how this was the greatest pillow ever and that reviews of all other pillows were just fake news. Wearing a mask gave me a rash and worst of all, it turned my hair orange.”
One reviewer wrote a particularly scathing comment saying, “The man who owns this company is guilty of treason against the United States. Also these pillows are awful.”
Another review stated that the political tension surrounding a pillow is “weird.” The review states, “Weird political reviews of a pillow. Apparently, this pillow is politically TOXIC. Never bought one as the price is way out of my comfort zone.”
Though not all of the reviews were negative. Someone posted, “The pillows are made in the USA by a company and workers that love their country.”