David Hogg Gives Up Pillow Fight, Resigns From His MyPillow ‘Rival’ Pillow Manufacturing Company

Posted by on April 12, 2021 12:03 am
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His dream went out like a light.

Parkland shooting survivor (who wasn’t actually at the school when the shooting started but rode his bicycle to the school as fast as he could when he heard about it and started filming coverage of it as if he was there all along) David Hogg, who must have slept on it, now says he will be giving up his role in the new pillow company he launched to compete with conservative MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell so that he can go back to his activism. Hogg learned a valuable lesson that anyone can be an activist, but it takes business acumen, brains, and a drive to help your fellow man to build a successful pillow company.

On Saturday, the twenty-year-old Hogg took to social media to announce he has “resigned and released all shares, any ownership and any control of Good Pillow LLC” effective immediately.

A company that was started based on hatred for another man wasn’t a real business venture. We call it Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Showing that Hogg has no real business sense at all, he announced that he and his co-founder William LeGate came up with the name “Good Pillow” without checking first to make sure it wasn’t trademarked or patented. That’s when a Trump-supporting firearms patent and trademark attorney Ben Langlotz saw the tweet and scooped the snot-nosed attention-grabbing Hogg and filed for a trademark on the name Good Pillow. Langlotz later said the name was “a good brand to put on pillows with a pro-gun civil rights message.” That was probably the most valuable business lesson Hogg will ever get because it was given in the real world.

“1: A couple weeks ago, a very spontaneous interaction over Twitter between me and William LeGate led to us trying to start a progressive pillow company.”

“2: The goal was and still is to create a great pillow that is sustainably produced in domestic unionized factories and have a percentage of those profits benefit progressive social causes.”

“3: We were met with immediate and overwhelming support. But I soon realized that given my activism, schoolwork, and family commitments, I could not give 100% to being a full time co-founder at Good Pillow”

The Harvard University student said he realized he couldn’t devote 100% to his time to his pillow company because of other commitments, including school, family, and his activism.

“8: The reasons for my departure rest entirely with me and my own personal commitments and I truly wish Will nothing but the best.”

“9: 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.”

In other words, creating a real company is hard.

Hogg, a former Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student during the 2018 shooting massacre that took place there, said back in early February that he was going to start a new pillow company with LeGate, a tech entrepreneur, and his purpose was to rival MyPillow.

He claimed the “progressive competition” could put Lindell, who sells patented foam pillows on TV commercials, out of business.

Once Lindell stopped laughing and was able to get control of himself, he said of Hogg’s pillow fight that there is “nothing wrong with competition that does not infringe on someone’s patent.”

A week later Hogg made an announcement that he was taking some off from his position as a board member for March For Our Lives.

Hogg said he will 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.” See? Hogg knows activism and not much else.

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