Mike Lindell, the CEO of My Pillow, has said that several companies have stopped selling his products following his continued pushing of baseless allegations of voter fraud in the 2020 election.
Lindell, an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump, has repeatedly and falsely claimed that Trump did not lose the election and will stay in office for a second term.
His continued push of these false narratives, even after the deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, prompted calls on social media for retailers to stop carrying MyPillow products.
In interviews this week, Lindell said Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl's, H-E-B and Wayfair are all dropping MyPillow. "They're trying to cancel me out," Lindell told the Right Side Broadcasting Network's Brian Glenn in a lengthy interview on Monday.
"I just got off the phone with Bed Bath & Beyond. They're dropping MyPillow. Just got off the phone not five minutes ago. Kohl's, all these different places," he said.
"These guys don't understand... they're scared, like a Bed Bath & Beyond, they're scared. They were good partners. In fact, I told them, 'You guys come back anytime you want.'"
Lindell later confirmed to Fox 9 that Wayfair and H-E-B have also severed ties with MyPillow.
He said the companies were acting in response to social media campaigns he claimed were being perpetrated by "leftist groups."
In a statement to Newsweek, a Bed Bath & Beyond spokesperson said: "We are continually improving our product assortment, which includes plans to offer an array of unique and exclusive Owned Brands from Spring 2021.
"As previously announced, we have been rationalizing our assortment to discontinue a number of underperforming items and brands. This includes the MyPillow product line. Our decisions are data-driven, customer-inspired and are delivering substantial growth in our key destination categories."
Lindell, Kohl's, Wayfair and H-E-B have been contacted for comment.
Campaign group Sleeping Giants posted a tweet on Friday, asking Walmart, Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond and Lowe's if they would continue to carry MyPillow products after the company's CEO "called for the insurrection."
The tweet included a video of Lindell, reportedly filmed after Trump loyalists stormed the Capitol on January 6 following Trump exhorting them to "fight like hell" to overturn the election result.
"This is the only time we have in history to beat these guys, to suppress the evil, and beat the evil," Lindell says in the clip. "This is a fight for everything we've grown up with, everything we live for, everything this country stands for. The whole world is watching, and 100%, Donald Trump is going to be your president for the next four years."
In his interview with Glenn, Lindell claimed Sleeping Giants were "the most evil people on the planet" for targeting his vendors.
Lindell came under fire after a photo of him heading into a meeting with Trump at the White House last week showed him carrying partially obscured notes that appeared to encourage the president to invoke "martial law if necessary." They were interpreted by many as an attempt to help the twice-impeached president cling to power.
Meanwhile, Dominion Voting Systems has informed Lindell of its intent to sue him over his false claims that the company's machines allowed widespread fraud in the November election.
"Despite knowing your implausible attacks against Dominion have no basis in reality, you have participated in the vast and concerted misinformation campaign to slander Dominion," the letter from the company's legal representatives said.
Lindell said he welcomed litigation from the company. "I welcome Dominion to sue me. I welcome it. Please. Please sue me... and then you can show us all about your machines," he said.
This article has been updated to include a statement from a Bed Bath & Beyond spokesperson.