David Hogg just lost his pillow fight to Mike Lindell
David Hogg’s dreams of starting his own pillow company have been put to sleep. The popular gun control activist announced on Saturday that he is quitting the pillow industry despite never actually selling a single pillow.
Only two months ago, Hogg announced that he was going to dethrone MyPillow founder Mike Lindell, who is a loyal supporter of former President Donald Trump.
“Mike isn’t going to know what hit him, this pillow fight is just getting started,” Hogg said in February despite not having experience in any business, let alone the pillow industry.
The “March for Our Lives” co-founder targeted conservative Lindell, and declared that he would start the Good Pillow company “to prove that progressives can make a better pillow, run a better business and help make the world a better place while doing it.”
However, it now appears that Lindell won’t be losing any sleep over the supposed competition.
Hogg, who turns 21 years old on Monday, said that he has “resigned and released all shares, any ownership and any control of Good Pillow LLC” effective immediately.
“I soon realized that given my activism, schoolwork, and family commitments, I could not give 100% to being a full time co-founder at Good Pillow,” Hogg tweeted on Saturday.
“The goal was and still is to create a great pillow that is sustainably produced in domestic unionized factories and have a percentage of those profits benefit progressive social causes,” the media-hyped Hogg wrote on Twitter.
To start the progressive pillow company, Hogg partnered with software developer William LeGate, who is now solely responsible for the Good Pillow venture.
“After many discussions with William and my friends, family and mentors, I made the good faith decision to allow William to bring our vision to life without me,” the former Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student said. “That vision remains an ethical company that produces products that people need while creating good union paying jobs and supporting social causes at the same time.”
“I want to thank Will for his partnership and wish him absolutely nothing but success with the future of Good Pillow,” the media darling continued. “The reasons for my departure rest entirely with me and my own personal commitments and I truly wish Will nothing but the best.”
“Over the next several months, I will be taking some time to focus on my studies in college and advance the gun violence prevention movement with March For Our Lives and personally,” Hogg said. “While now may not be the best time for me, I do deeply believe it is incumbent on our country’s businesses to do no harm and empower the communities in which they serve.”
Hogg then referred to the 2018 school shooting in Parkland, Florida, “While the tragedy and trauma I experienced does shape me, like many other survivors of gun violence, it is not even close to who I am fully and I am looking forward to using this time to grow myself as an organizer, friend, son, and brother.”
Commentators reacted on the internet to Hogg’s pillow magnate aspirations being put to rest.