• Richard Easson

Co-Founder of Liberal Alternative to MyPillow is Ending Pillow Fight

Only about two months ago we reported on gun control activist David Hogg’s hyping on social media of his decision to start up a progressive-left alternative to conservative Mike Lindell’s MyPillow. Hogg already threw in the towel.

Along with software developer William LeGate, Hogg announced in February their decision to produce a pillow to rival Lindell’s with a desire to benefit unionized workers and progressive social causes. In a Feb. 3 tweet, Hogg said that he and LeGate “are going to prove liberals can run a better Business with higher quality products, better pay for our unionized workers, creating US based Union jobs all while helping the world at the same time.”

Over the weekend Hogg announced on Twitter that effective immediately he has "resigned and released all shares, any ownership and any control of Good Pillow LLC.” This leaves LeGate solely responsible for Good Pillow LLC.

"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.” He said, "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.”

"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," stated the “March for Our Lives” co-founder. "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."

He continued, "I want to thank Will for his partnership and wish him absolutely nothing but success with the future of Good Pillow. 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."

Of course, the savage nature of the Twitter denizens quickly ensued.

Author Brigitte Gabriel exclaimed, "David Hogg just lost a pillow fight to Mike Lindell!"

Another user said, "David Hogg bragged that he was going to dominate MyPillow with his new company, put them out of business, and show them how it's done. 2 weeks later – he quit. That's liberalism in a nutshell…big talk, all emotions, produce nothing, no skills, quit, more big talk."

One mocked Hogg saying, "I get it. Activism is a way easier grift than starting and running a successful business."

Another criticized, "It's hard to believe this didn't work. You're such a brilliant innovator and have such a keen understanding of the free markets."

While some other user hilariously joked, "David Hogg is to pillow empire What Stacey Abrams is to Super Modeling."