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A petition urging retailers including Walmart and Amazon to stop selling products from MyPillow, whose CEO Mike Lindell keeps pushing voter-fraud conspiracy theories, has hit 100,000 signatures.
Lindell told Insider on Thursday that at least 22 retailers have cut ties with his pillow company since January, including Sam’s Club, Kohl’s, and Bed Bath & Beyond — but MyPillow’s products are still selling on some retailers’ websites, including Walmart and Amazon.
The petition urges retailers to stop selling MyPillow’s products. Its description says: “We will not support funding insurrectionists!”
This is a reference to the January 6 siege of the US Capitol, when rioters stormed the building in an attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. Lindell, a staunch ally of former President Donald Trump, spread misinformation about the riots in the days that followed, claiming some rioters may have been “plants.”
On Wednesday morning, the petition had nearly 103,000 signatures.
Newsweek first reported on the news. Amazon, Walmart, and MyPillow did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
James Lanigan created the Change.org petition on January 15, after Lindell met with Trump on the former president’s last Friday in office.
Read more: The MyPillow guy says God helped him beat a crack addiction to build a multimillion-dollar empire. Now his religious devotion to Trump threatens to bring it all crashing down.
The meeting went viral after a Washington Post photographer took a photo of their meeting notes, which mentioned “martial law” and “foreign interference in the election.” The meeting was held just over a week after the January 6 siege.
The petition initially called on Bed Bath & Beyond to pull MyPillow’s products, too, but the retailer told Insider on January 19 that it would cut …read more
Source:: Business Insider