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David Hogg resigns from progressive MyPillow competitor

Hogg said he stepped down from Good Pillow, intended to rival staunch Trump supporter Mike Lindell's company, to focus on his college studies and gun control activism.
David Hogg speaks on the East Front of the Capitol
David Hogg speaks on the East Front of the Capitol during a rally to organize letters to be delivered to congressional offices calling for an expansion of background checks on gun purchases on March 25, 2019.Tom Williams / CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images file

Activist and Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg announced Saturday he is stepping down from his role at a pillow company intended to rival Mike Lindell’s MyPillow.

Hogg said in a tweet that he “resigned and released all shares, any ownership and any control of Good Pillow LLC.,” effective immediately.

"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,” Hogg, a Harvard University student, said.

In February, Hogg announced he was working with software developer William LeGate on a pillow company to compete against MyPillow, which is led by outspoken Donald Trump supporter Mike Lindell.

Hogg said at the time that the pair would prove “progressives can make a better pillow, run a better business and help make the world a better place while doing it.”

Lindell responded, telling Axios there’s “nothing wrong with competition that does not infringe on someone's patent.”

In the series of tweets on Saturday, Hogg said he couldn’t give 100 percent “to being a full time co-founder at Good Pillow.”

Hogg said he is allowing LeGate to continue to build “an ethical company that produces products that people need while creating good union paying jobs and supporting social causes at the same time.”