John Oliver, host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, did a deep dive last night on Vice President Mike Pence’s terrible record on LGBTQ rights.
About the only thing Oliver could find to like about the veep is his pet rabbit, Marlo Bundo.
Bundo is so popular that the vice president’s daughter, Charlotte Pence, wrote a book about the bunny which was illustrated by second lady (and watercolor artist) Karen Pence.
The publisher says the tome “gives young readers a bunny’s-eye view of the special duties of the vice president.”
In order to spotlight the LGBTQ rights Pence so virulently opposes, Oliver trolled Pence with a parody book, A Day in The Life of Marlon Bundo, wherein a bow tie wearing Marlon meets and falls in love with another gay bunny but runs into obstacles when they try and marry.
Overnight Oliver’s became an Amazon #1 bestseller:
Oliver’s parody book was penned by Last Week Tonight contributor Jill Twiss and illustrated by EG Keller.
“Please buy it for your children; buy it for any child you know, or just buy it because you know it will annoy Mike Pence,” says Oliver. “You’d be doing a nice thing, in a really dick-ish way. And isn’t that the dream, at the end of the day?”
You can watch the segment below. The section on Bundo begins around the 14:10 mark.