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David Hogg, Parkland shooting survivor, says he’s launching a competitor to MyPillow

David Hogg, Parkland shooting survivor, says he's launching a competitor to MyPillow


David Hogg, Parkland shooting survivor, says he’s launching a competitor to MyPillow

Brett Molina

3 siblings help form March For Our LivesHours after the Parkland shooting, Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg became household names. But behind the scenes at March For Our Lives, more than a dozen others were working tirelessly on their grassroots movement. (Feb 13)APWho’s up for a pillow fight?Parkland shooting survivor and gun control advocate David Hogg says he wants to launch his own pillow company to compete with MyPillow, whose CEO, Mike Lindell, has been a vocal supporter of former President Donald Trump and has insisted the 2020 election was rigged.The idea started on Twitter as an apparent joke, when entrepreneur William LeGate asked Hogg, “What if we put MyPillow out of business?”In a later series of tweets, Hogg, 20, said he and LeGate were serious about starting the pillow company. “The website will be up in a couple weeks we are very much in the early stages right now. But we really are doing this,” Hogg wrote.In a CNN interview, he said that they are hoping to find a union pillow factory to manufacture their product in the USA but “it’s very hard.”Hogg and LeGate are even crowdsourcing ideas on what to name the company, though they note “Our Pillow is already taken.” Among the suggestions “Not My Pillow,” “Y’all’s PIllow” and “We the Pillow.”More on MyPillow: Twitter account permanently suspended after CEO banned from platformSmartphones: Henry Ford docs spot potentially fatal iPhone 12 problem with pacemakers, defibrillatorsMyPillow and CEO Mike Lindell has repeatedly claimed the 2020 presidential election was rigged in favor of President Joe Biden. Retailers such as Kohl’s, Bed Bath & Beyond and J.C. Penney confirmed they will stop selling MyPillow, but cite lower sales and not the recent controversy.On Monday, Twitter permanently suspended the account for MyPillow USA for violating its ban evasion policy, one week after suspending Lindell’s personal account.Meanwhile, Hogg has been back in the news recently after a 2018 video surfaced of future Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene following him through the streets of Washington, peppering him with questions and comments about the 2018 massacre that killed 17 at his Florida high school.On Thursday, Greene’s fellow representatives voted along party lines to remove her from her House committee assignments for espousing conspiracy theories in the past, including one that said the Parkland shooting was staged to promote gun control measures.Follow Brett Molina on Twitter: @brettmolina23.

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