By Caitlin O’Kane

5 February 2021/2045 o’clock
/ CBS News

Gun control activist David Hogg says he’s starting a pillow fight against MyPillow CEO and Trump supporter Mike Lindell, the 20-year-old said on Twitter he is starting a pillow company and taking over Lindell

Hogg, who survived the 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., tweeted and tweeted about pillows on Tuesday, “Radom Question: What are your main complaints about your current pillows?” His tweet came the same day Lindell – a Trump supporter – raised electoral conspiracy theories in an interview on Newsmax, a conservative cable channel,

Hogg then said he was looking for a consultant and later said he was starting a business with entrepreneur William LeGate

“I would like to hire a consultant with experience in the US manufacturing industry to refer me to the manufacture and coordination of a large-volume, sustainably-manufactured, pre-sleep rectangular neck support,” Hogg tweeted Tuesday ask interested parties to contact LeGate

On Thursday he shared more details about the company and tweeted that the pillows are made in America and that the company will focus on supporting progressive causes. He also said it would “not try the United States government.” overthrow by a white supremacist, “and apparently unearth Trump supporters like Lindell who believed in unsubstantiated allegations of election fraud. Some of those supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. January, security breach in a violent riot

The website will be available in a couple of weeks We’re in the very early stages right now, but we really do this when you have cool name ideas – we think we have one, but we’re still open

Hogg also said they “hope to hire formerly inkeaserateb [sic] people, vets, and the workers from my pillow in case we put them out of business, but we need to work the logistics more down on production and stuff”

Responding to Hogg’s plans for a pillow company, Lindell told Axios, “Good for her There is nothing wrong with competition that doesn’t infringe on someone’s patent”

Hogg tweeted the Axios article on Thursday and wrote: “Mike, the ‘my pillow type’, comments on his soon-to-progressive competition in the form of a progressive pillow company @williamlegate and I’m starting this pillow fight just got very real”

Hogg said in a tweet that he and LaGate still do not have a name for the company “We want to get the pillow out as soon as possible, but we will not sacrifice quality for time,” he wrote in another tweet ” It’s also surprisingly difficult to find a unionized pillow manufacturer in the US, but we’ll keep searching. Will just take time “

CBS News reached out to Hogg and LeGate and Lindell through MyPillow. A MyPillow representative made no comment on Hogg’s plans for the company, and Hogg and LeGate did not immediately respond to a request for comment

Hogg has publicly taken on others who spread conspiracy theories. “Today we started a pillow company and removed MTG from all committee duties. Let’s take out all of these insurgents with the free market power they claim to love,” Hogg tweeted on Thursday, referring to Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, who was removed from her duties on the House Committee after social media posts and videos created prior to her election, when Congress reappeared showing she had a number embraced far-right conspiracy theories and suggested support for violence against Democrats

Greene was also featured in a video where Hogg was confronted at the US Capitol in 2019 video, which surfaced last month, shows Greene making false claims and following Hogg, who became one of the leaders of the March for Our Lives movement after a shooter opened fire in his high school and Had killed 17 people

First published on 5 February 2021 / 11:53 a.m.

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Caitlin O’Kane is a digital content producer covering trending stories for CBS News and its good news brand The Uplift

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