Gun control activist David Hogg — a survivor of the Parkland school massacre — said Thursday he’ll launch his own pillow company to compete with Mike Lindell, the conservative CEO of MyPillow.
Hogg, 20 — who was a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student during the slaughter in 2018 — tweeted that he’ll team up with the progressive tech entrepreneur William LeGate in an effort to create a rival pillow firm.
“This pillow fight just got very real,” Hogg tweeted Thursday — calling it “progressive competition” for Lindell, who was banned from Twitter last week for spreading conspiracy theories about voter fraud.
Hogg claims his yet-to-be named company could put Lindell, who hawks patented foam pillows on infomercials, out of business.
“[LaGate] and I can and will run a better business and make a better product all with more happy staff than Mike the pillow guy while creating US based Union jobs and helping people,” Hogg tweeted. “We also hope to hire formerly incarcerated people, vets and the workers from my pillow in the case we put them out of business.”
He added, “The website will be up in a couple weeks we are very much in the early stages right now.”
But Lindell, 59, isn’t worried about potential rivals in the pillow world, he said Thursday.
“Good for them. … Nothing wrong with competition that does not infringe on someone’s patent,” he told Axios.
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