MyPillow Ads Returns To Fox News, Mike Lindell Slams ‘Cancel Crop’
- MyPillow ads returned to Fox News on Thursday after a two-month hiatus.
- The company ran an ad in which Mike Lindell plugged in his autobiography and discussed “culture cancellation.”
- Lindell had removed MyPillow ads from Fox News after refusing to run ads for his “cyber symposium”.
MyPillow ads are running again on Fox News.
Mike Lindell, the outspoken CEO of the pillow company, returned to Fox News with a one-minute ad on Thursday.
He used the place to post his autobiography, promote pillows featuring Bible pictures and stories, and complain that the “culture cancellation” had affected both him and MyPillow.
Lindell hasn’t developed further, but has previously accused voting machine company Dominion, retailer Costco and social media sites of participating in the culture of cancellation against him and his business.
Lindell, formerly one of the biggest advertisers on Tucker Carlson’s show, clashed several times with Fox News in 2021 over these voter fraud conspiracy theories.
Lindell has consistently claimed, without evidence, that China helped Joe Biden “steal” the 2020 presidential election from Donald Trump. This culminated when Lindell hosted a 72-hour “cyber-symposium” in August, in which he claimed he would reveal 37 terabytes of information related to voter fraud.
But Fox News declined to run ads for the event – so Lindell pulled the MyPillow ads from the station in July.
Lindell has also publicly criticized Fox News on several occasions. He said in April he had hired private investigators to find out why the station was no longer inviting him for interviews, and asked why it had not reported on MyPillow’s $ 1.6 billion lawsuit against Dominion.
He also hit the station during his cyber symposium, implying that he wouldn’t trust the news station to report the weather.
Lindell, famous for his late-night TV infomercials, told Insider in April that he would end ads to promote MyPillow direct sales after retailers such as Sam’s Club, Kohl’s and Bed Bath & Beyond had stopped selling its products.
Lindell told the Washington Times on Friday that he returned to advertising on Fox News because he wanted to broadcast information about the 2020 election.
But Lindell told Insider in September that Fox News still refuses to run ads mentioning his Frank website, where he broadcasts live videos of himself and other right-wing figures discussing voter fraud.
A Fox News spokesperson confirmed that the station rejected several Lindell announcements, but denied the CEO’s characterization of the conversation.
Lindell told the Washington Times that her Fox News ads direct viewers to the MyPillow website, which in turn contains links to Frank.
“The ad I ran last night directs them to MyPillow.com selling patriotic products and Bible pillows, and then from there I send them to Frank Speech,” Lindell said. “It is about trying to make our country known, to try to raise awareness.”
Lindell told the publication he didn’t expect relations between him and Fox News to improve. “I still think Fox has done more damage to our country than all the other media put together,” he said.
“I think all the Fox hosts have turned their backs on the country,” he added.
Fox News did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.