Published: Wed, March 21, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

John Oliver Attacks Mike Pence Over Harmless Bunny Book

John Oliver Attacks Mike Pence Over Harmless Bunny Book

Second lady Karen Pence and second daughter Charlotte Pence on their children's book, about a day in the life of Vice President Mike Pence through the eyes of their pet rabbit 'Marlon Bundo'.

Oliver's satire is about Bundo falling in love with another male bunny - then battling a Pence-esque character so they can get married.

To purchase a copy of Oliver's book, you can do so at Amazon and at bookstores everywhere. That book is titled "Marlon Bundo's A Day in the Life of the Vice President".

Oliver's book, released on Sunday, a day before the Pence family released their book, is described as a "picture book about a Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny".

The results may be even more satisfying for Oliver on the children's book chart, where the Pence joint is being outsold not only by the hardcover version of A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, but also by the Last Week Tonight creation's Kindle edition.

"Unfortunately, we sold out, because we were not anticipating people really buying it", the "Last Week Tonight" host told Ellen DeGeneres on her show Tuesday. Pence was criticized for his stance on LGBT issues when he was governor of Indiana.

During an interview with Fox Business, Charlotte Pence seemed to take the parody in stride.

Within 24 hours of release, the parody book, written by Jill Twiss and illustrated by EG Keller, had topped the best-selling books list on Amazon US, outperforming the original. After all, the comedian's donating proceeds from his book to LGBT friendly organizations.

Proceeds will go to A21, a nonprofit for stopping human trafficking, as well as an art therapy program at Riley Hospital for Children.

Funds from Oliver's book will be donated to AIDS United, a group dedicated to ending the AIDS epidemic in the US, and the Trevor Project, a suicide prevention organization that provides support to young LGBT community members.

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