Two major retailers have dropped MyPillow products from their shelves, and the founder and CEO of MyPillow says the backlash comes after he voiced support for President Donald Trump’s claims of election fraud.
According to the Associated Press, Bed Bath & Beyond and Kohl’s have removed MyPillow products from their stores, but both companies say the products were dropped because of declining sales.
“There has been decreased customer demand for MyPillow,” Kohl’s said in an email.
The backlash comes after MyPillow CEo and founder Mike Lindell said he supported Trump’s claim of election fraud. The MyPillow logo was also featured on TrumpMarch.com, the website that promoted the Jan. 6 riot on the U.S. Capitol.
In response, people took to social media to encourage stores to pull the brand from their shelves.
Lindell also said online store Wayfair and Texas supermarket chain HEB have also removed MyPillow items from their shelves.
“They’re succumbing to the pressure from these attacks,” Lindell said in an interview with The Associated Press. “I’m one of their best-selling products ever. They’re going to lose out. It’s their loss if they want to succumb to the pressure.”
Wayfair and HEB did not respond to request for comment from the AP.
“I stand for what’s right,” Lindell said. “I’m standing firm.”
Lindell also dismissed claims that he supported the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol.
“What are you talking about? I wasn’t even there,” he said. “I have to get on another show. Now our conversation ends.”
The Associated Press also reported that Lindell could be facing a lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems after he claimed the voting machines were used in election fraud.
Lindell said he hopes a lawsuit is filed so “all the evidence can come out.” He said he conducted his own investigation into the voting machines.
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Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for ChristianHeadlines.com since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and IBelieve.com. She blogs at The Migraine Runner.