John Oliver Attacks Mike Pence Over Harmless Bunny Book

Lula Sharp
March 20, 2018

Oliver's new children's book, "A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo", is now the No. 1 best selling book on Amazon.

A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, produced by the team at Last Week Tonight, and written by Jill Twiss and illustrated by E. G. Keller, is now #1 on Amazon's bestseller list, knocking James Comey's A Higher Loyalty down to the #2 spot.

The Pences' version, which is in fourth place, is about the job of the vice president as seen from Bundo's perspective.

Last Week Tonight host Oliver chose to hit back at the release due to the book tour's stop at Focus on the Family, a conservative Christian group known for its opposition to LGBT+ rights. The story is the same, nearly: This Marlon Bundo has fallen for a male bunny.

"Please, buy it for your children, buy it for any child you know, or just buy it because you know it would annoy Mike Pence", Oliver said of the book on his show Sunday. The book was released on Monday, but Oliver and his team already had their own book waiting in the wings: A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, in which the titular rabbit falls in love with another boy rabbit. "His rabbit is called Marlon Bundo, which is an outstanding name for a bunny".

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The stunt received extensive media coverage, and the parody book topped the Amazon best-seller list by Monday morning.

"This is a real children's book", Oliver said of his "better Bundo book".

John Oliver has mastered the art of trolling, and with the help of a now best-selling gay rabbit. he's making a laughingstock of Vice President Mike Pence's children's book.

"Our goal is - and will continue to be - to educate young readers about the important role of the vice president, as well as to highlight the charities to which portions of the book proceeds will be donated".

However, since the proceeds from Oliver's book go to the LGBT organizations the Trevor Project and AIDS United, Charlotte Pence told Fox Business on Tuesday she was "all for it".

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