A Twitter user @KeatonPatti published on Twitter a mock advertisement for My Straw by Mike Lindell, Vax-Dar by Frank Log, tasteless Patriot Powder, and Corn 2, “the new conservative vegetable.”
The Twitter post received over 70K likes and created a lot of buzzes.
Additionally, until they didn’t, some users seem to have taken some of the advertisements that appeared on Truth Social at face value. The majority of individuals appear to be able to see through satire.
Is Mike Lindell, the creator of MyPillow, really behind the My Straw? Is Patriot Powder really “GUARANTEED to make you more patriotic?”
My Straw from Mike Lindell – ‘available in blue’
The fake advertisement for My Straw, a made-up item claiming to be the newest in Mike Lindell’s catalog, chimes, “Works on Most Drinks!”
“Tired of WOKE libs making you use PAPER straws? Then you need the My Straw from Mike Lindell, made with 50% MORE plastic so you can easily drink up those liberal tears!”
The advertisement states that the straws “work on most drinks” and are “available in blue.” No, the item is not real. Mypillow.com/products/mystraw is the link in the advertisement. If you click on it, a warning stating “Sorry, that page was not found” will appear.
Additionally, searching for “My Straw,” “MyStraw,” and “Mike Lindell” on Google returns information about the probiotic beaded straw firm and the MyStraw Company, a real-world manufacturer of natural straws, neither of them affiliated with Mike Lindell.
So yes, My Straw is a thing, but it’s not Mike Lindell’s thing.
What about Vax-Dar, Patriot Powder, and Corn 2?
You’ll be relieved to learn that none of these are real either. This is satire. Vax-Dar “allows you to scan friends, family, and co-workers to determine if they’ve been tainted by the covid vaccine.” Frank Log, its “creator,” is a made-up character.
Patriot Powder, which claims to make drinkers “more patriotic,” also doesn’t exist in reality. “Obama doesn’t want you to have this,” the last sentence of the Patriot Powder advertisement says.
It’s pronounced Corn Squared.— Mark Barrington (@MarkBarrington2) August 15, 2022
The “sequel to corn,” Corn 2 (called Corn Squared), is a joke. The joke’s premise is that corn is a politically liberal vegetable. Interestingly, at least for some Twitter users, this is the item that gave the game away.
Does Truth Social have ads?
Users of Truth Social might not be seeing advertisements for Mike Lindell’s My Straw, but do they see advertisements for other products?
You had me until Corn 2 I swear— Anime Profile Pic (@elastaslastine) August 14, 2022
And the parent business of Truth Social, Trump Media & Technology Group, reportedly “expects to incur significant losses into the foreseeable future.”
Following the FBI’s execution of a search warrant at his home, Fox News revealed last week that Trump had uploaded a video to Truth Social that appeared to be a campaign advertisement. It took close to four minutes.
I hope everyone here knows that this is satire. None of these things actually exist on TS or anywhere else. But go ahead and keep fanning the flames of the team sports political show dumpster fire. The RNC and DNC want you to post/share this stuff so we keep hating each other.— harrison sapir 🧢🦉🐈⬛🐈 (@harrisonsapir) August 14, 2022Advertisement
Twitter reacts to fake Truth Social Mike Lindell My Straw and other joke ads
In a joke, Keaton Patti stated that he had downloaded Truth Social “just to see how crazy it was” and had come across the aforementioned advertising.
It’s quite unlikely that the Twitter user saw the advertisements given that none of the products are real, or at least none are real enough to have an internet presence.
Those are all pretty funny and clever and far more entertaining than the garbage ads I see on this app.— ☭🚛🚜🦺☢️ (@BaseDelerium) August 14, 2022
Seems fun over there.
Other users of social media have parodied the product titles, using phrases like “Corn 2 finally dropped,” “Corn 2: Awww Shucks!”, “Corn Squared,” etc.
Even one user, referring to Twitter, claimed that the advertisements “are all pretty funny and clever and far more entertaining than the garbage ads [they] see on this app,” meaning Twitter. “Seems fun over there.”
Another wrote, “I hope everyone here knows that this is satire. None of these things exist on TS or anywhere else. But go ahead and keep fanning the flames of the team sports political show dumpster fire.”
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