Entertainment MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has been permanently banned from Twitter
Kohl's, Bed Bath & Beyond, and other companies' decision to end partnerships with MyPillow spell 'pain' for the controversial pillow brand
Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl's, and other companies are ending partnerships with MyPillow. MyPillow CEO says companies cut ties because he is spreading baseless voter fraud theories. Industry experts said this will hurt MyPillow and put pressure on its direct sales business. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Companies' decisions to cut ties with MyPillow are shaping up to be a significant blow to the controversial pillow company. Bed Bath & Beyond and Kohl's confirmed this week that they are cutting ties with MyPillow. Fintech startup Affirm told Insider it had also cut ties.
- Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow and close friend of former President Trump, has been banned from Twitter.
- He was cited for violating the platform's "civic integrity policy."
- Lindell tweeted for Trump to impose "martial law" in several states and repeatedly made baseless election fraud claims.
Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow and fervent supporter of former President Donald Trump, has been permanently suspended by Twitter. Lindell was cited by Twitter for violating itsby making repeated false claims about the election and violating the platform's policy on misinformation. In the aftermath of the presidential election, Lindell took to Twitter to defend his close friend and suggest that the president impose "martial law" in the seven states where Trump was contesting the results of the election. He also tweeted that some Georgia voters should "go to prison" as a punishment for Biden's win there.
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Read more:Lindell has long been a close ally of Trump, and on Monday told the Associated Press that the former president promised to . Lindell also supported Trump's baseless election fraud claims and helped to fund his post-election bus tour.
Early on, Lindell claimed his support for the administration led to, but more recently several major retailers, including dropped his products, citing poor sales. Trump often turned to Lindell for guidance, and at one point, Lindell claimed he'd been tasked by the White House to find for the coronavirus. Last year, Lindell was criticised for his promotion of the as an unproven treatment for COVID-19, a product both he and former HUD Secretary Ben Carson were personal investors in.
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Lindell visited Trump at the White House on January 16 to offer last-minute suggestions on how Trump could subvert the election of Joe Biden and remain in power. A Washington Post photographer, which appear to suggest that Trump invoke the 1807 Insurrection Act, among other things.
On Monday,he was suing the Daily Mail after they published an article claiming he had had a relationship with "30 Rock" actress Jane Krakowski. Both he and Krakowski deny the relationship and in the lawsuit, Lindell alleges the story caused "personal harm and emotional distress."
43% of Men Believe There Was Widespread Voter Fraud in Election, Compared to 29% of Women: Poll .
Despite assurances from election officials that no fraud was involved, some Americans continue to believe that voter fraud had an impact on the 2020 election. Your browser does not support this video According to the Quinnipiac poll, 43 percent of all men surveyed said that widespread voter fraud happened during the 2020 presidential election. Only 29 percent of the women polled believed that voter fraud had taken place.Out of those totals, more white people adhered to the idea that voter fraud happened.