(PatrioticPost.com)- First, Twitter banned Mike Lindell. Now, the social media giant his company, MyPillow, from using their platform.
On Tuesday, Forbes reported that Twitter had banned MyPillow’s corporate account after Lindell used it to evade a ban that Twitter had placed on his individual account. Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow, is a huge supporter of former President Donald Trump.
Last week, Twitter banned Lindell as part of the company’s crackdown on conspiracy theories and misinformation following the riot at the U.S. Capitol building on January 6. Also banned last week were other allies of Trump, Lin Wood and Sidney Powell.
Lindell spoke to Forbes about his belief that voting machines from company Dominion were used to change votes to Democrat Joe Biden. Lindell has been an outspoken critic of the 2020 presidential election, calling for investigations into alleged voter fraud.
After having his personal Twitter account banned last week, Lindell decided to use his company’s corporate account to call out Twitter’s CEO. On Sunday, he posted a message to the MyPillow account that read:
“Jack Dorsey is trying to cancel me (Mike Lindell) out! Jack will be found out and should be put in prison when all is revealed!”
Following that post, Twitter banned the MyPillow account as well, claiming Lindell’s usage of the account violated its policy on “ban evasion.” That policy is in place, Twitter officials told Forbes, to ensure that individuals who are banned on Twitter don’t use other accounts to circumvent the ban.
MyPillow have gotten a lot of backlash for Lindell’s outspoken support of Trump. His pillows were huge sellers at Bed Bay & Beyond and Kohl’s retail stores, but the company’s products were dropped from the retailers altogether.
The companies wouldn’t outright say that they were removing MyPillow products from their shelves because of Lindell’s beliefs, though. They instead blamed it on poor sales.
In an email, a Koh’s official commented:
“There has been decreased customer demand for MyPillow.”
Conservatives fired back at Bed Bath & Beyond recently, staging a protest at one of its stores in Larkspur, California. The protesters shopped in the store, filling up shopping carts with products before simply abandoning them in the store and leaving without making a purchase.
The protesters, who remained peaceful the entire time, dropped notes in the carts that encouraged Bed Bath & Beyond to not participate in “cancel culture,” and to instead re-stock products from MyPillow.
Those people were a part of the Media Action Network, which is a group that was formed by Ken LaCorte, a former executive of Fox News. The group said in a statement:
“The Media Action Network has launched a Basket Boycott and petition against Bed Bath & Beyond after it announced it was pulling MyPillows due to CEO Mike Lindell’s politics.
“We’re encouraging patriots to visit their local Bed Bath & Beyond, fill up a shopping cart, then abandon it with our statement about free speech. And never shop there again until CEO Mark Tritton reverses his decision.
“This isn’t about pillows. It’s about the continual punishment of conservative speech. And we’ve had enough.”