MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has accused Walmart — his company’s largest distributor — of wanting to “cancel” it after the mega retailer dropped its products from its stores.
Following Walmart’s announcement that it would no longer have MyPillow in store, Mr. Lindell reiterated his oft-voiced outrage at being unfairly punished for his many controversies, including allegedly defaming Dominion voting systems, defaming election officials and insist that the 2020 election was stolen from former President Donald Trump through massive voter fraud.
Speak with InsiderMr. Lindell called Walmart “absolutely disgusting” and insisted that its pillows were one of the “best-selling products in the company’s history.”
“They dropped MyPillow and it really hurt my employees because they were our largest distributor,” said Mr. Lindell. “They were number one by far.”
Mr. Lindell learned about two weeks ago that the company would no longer carry his pillows. He said he was flying “all over the country” doing “election stuff” when he got a call from a Walmart representative.
During the conversation, Mr. Lindell claimed that he had suggested the idea of lowering the prices of his pillows, and the rep reportedly replied by saying they would contact him. A week later, Mr Lindell said the company had informed him it would no longer carry its pillows.
“I tell them what I’m offering them, and I say, ‘Why are you doing this? Why are you kicking us out and canceling us?’” said Mr. Lindell. “When we were your greatest product, the greatest of all time!”
He told Insider that Walmart “would never sell MyPillows again”.
“What they did is unforgivable! It’s cancellation culture and you’re not coming back,” he said.
The hill spoke to a Walmart representative who confirmed that MyPillows were no longer sold in brick-and-mortar stores, but could still be purchased online.
The latest blow comes after MyPillow products have been released by Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s, Costco, QVC, JCPenney, Wayfair and HEB.
Along with retailers, even right-wing news media have tried to distance themselves from Mr Lindell. Fox News refused to run ads for a “symposium” it claimed would provide evidence of mass voter fraud, far-right infotainment network OAN has been forced to post disclaimers for segments he appears in to avoid being charged, and a Newsmax- host went off the air during an interview with him when he insisted on spreading lies about voter fraud.