/David Hogg drops pillow venture launched during spat with Mike Lindell
David Hogg drops pillow venture launched during spat with Mike Lindell

David Hogg drops pillow venture launched during spat with Mike Lindell


David Hogg drops pillow venture launched during spat with Mike Lindell

He must have slept on it.
Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg says he’s giving up his role in the pillow company he launched to compete with conservative MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell — and going back to activism.
Hogg, 20, announced on Twitter Saturday “resigned and released all shares, any ownership and any control of Good Pillow LLC” effective immediately.
“The reasons for my departure rests entirely with me and my own personal commitments and I truly wish (co-founder William LeGate) nothing but the best,” he wrote.
“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 — who was a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student during the slaughter in 2018 — said in early February that he was working with LeGate, a tech entrepreneur, on a rival pillow firm.
He claimed the “progressive competition” could put Lindell, who hawks patented foam pillows on infomercials, out of business.
The so-called pillow fight had been greeted with ambivalence by Lindell himself, who had responded to Axios that there’s “nothing wrong with competition that does not infringe on someone’s patent.”
About a week later, Hogg announced he would be taking a leave of absence from his position as a board member for March For Our Lives.
In his tweets Saturday, the Harvard University student said he realized he couldn’t devote “100%” to his pillow company because of other commitments, including school, family and his activism.
“The reasons for my departure rest entirely with me and my own personal commitments and I truly wish Will nothing but the best,” he wrote.
He said he would leave it up to LeGate to fulfill their vision of building “an ethical company that produces products that people need while creating good union paying jobs and supporting social causes at the same time.”
“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.”
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