Man Opening MyPillow Store Called 'Insurrectionist' in Mike Lindell Protest

Plans to open a MyPillow store in Ohio have been met with fierce criticism with vocal opponents calling one investor an "insurrectionist," over his backing of Donald Trump supporter Mike Lindell, it has been reported.

According to the Colombus Dispatch, plans to open the store in Clintonville were met with controversy from some who took issue with MyPillow founder Mike Lindell, who has provoked outrage for continuing to push the conspiracy that the 2020 Presidential Election was stolen from former President Trump.

Roy Hanna, a member of a five-person investment group, said he became the subject of abuse after a sign signaling the store's planned opening went up on August 15.

He then revealed to the publication that MyPillow opponents had called him a "terrorist, insurrectionist and a pedophile."

Hanna said a person had shared screenshots from his Facebook onto other social media sites and he did acknowledge he stepped into the heated debate, calling one agitator a "little girl."

But Hanna wanted to downplay his critics as being a minority and added: "It's the loud people. But most liberal or conservative people aren't that loud."

Hanna then defended his decision to back MyPillow, claiming he "liked this product" before Trump was elected in November 2016.

He also added that Democrats and Republicans were among the investment group who wanted to bring MyPillow to Clintonville.

Newsweek has contacted MyPillow for comment.

Lindell has proven to be an increasingly controversial figure in U.S. politics, continuing to push the debunked claim that Trump will return to the White House over supposed voter fraud cases, which have yet to materialize despite his vocal claims the election was rigged.

The MyPillow CEO's comments have seen Dominion Voting Systems, which operated machines during the 2020 Presidential Election, sue him on grounds of defamation.

Despite the lawsuit being brought against him, Lindell has sensationally claimed in the past that Trump would be reinstated by "the morning of August 13."

When this supposed return of the Republican former president did not come to pass, Lindell simply switched the date to before the end of 2021.

Lindell's failed prediction provoked a jibe from veteran broadcaster Dan Rather who commented on Twitter: "My bad. I completely forgot to mark #reinstatementday on my calendar. What did I miss?"

MSNBC host Medhi Hasan also piled on with a comment while filling in for colleague Chris Hayes earlier this month, adding: "For most of you, today's significance probably does not go beyond a warm summer Friday.

"But for the 1-in-3 Republicans who believe Donald Trump will be installed as their rightful president, today is a very significant day indeed."

Mike Lindell Laughs at a Press Conference
MyPillow CEO Michael Lindell laughs during a "Keep Iowa Great" press conference in Des Moines, IA, on February 3, 2020. Opponents to the opening of a MyPillow store in Ohio called a backer an "insurrectionist." JIM WATSON / AFP/Getty Images