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    Posted on Mar 21, 2018

    John Oliver Released A Parody Picture Book To Troll Mike Pence

    A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo is a story of love and gay marriage between the Pence family's pet rabbit and another male bunny.

    You may or may not know that Vice President Mike Pence's family has a pet rabbit named Marlon Bundo.

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    Pence's daughter, Charlotte, recently wrote a picture book about the bunny, titled Marlon Bundo’s A Day in the Life of the Vice President, which was illustrated by Pence's wife, Karen.

    Well, John Oliver, comedian and host of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, decided to troll Pence and release his own parody children's book about the bunny — one day before the Pences' book was released.

    Bryan Bedder

    Here are the two books side by side (Oliver's is on the right):

    Regnery Kids, Chronicle Books

    In Oliver's version, Marlon Bundo is gay and falls in love with another male bunny named Wesley.

    Chronicle Books

    They decide to get married, but a "Stink Bug" who looks suspiciously like Pence declares that same-sex marriage isn't allowed.

    Chronicle Books

    However, true love prevails and the Stink Bug gets voted out.

    Chronicle Books

    All proceeds from Oliver's book, which is currently the second-most popular book on Amazon this year, are being donated to the Trevor Project and AIDS United.

    Chronicle Books

    In the book's press release, Amit Paley, the CEO of the Trevor Project, said, “This book has an important message for all LGBTQ youth: That they are worthy of love and should be proud of who they are. That's a message we can all believe in. We are so grateful to be the beneficiary of books sold. The funds raised through the sales of this book will help us continue to operate our 24/7 life-saving services for LGBTQ youth."

    Jesse Milan Jr., the CEO of AIDS United, also said, "By celebrating Marlon Bundo’s differences, the book’s authors have created a powerful tool for teaching young people the value of diversity.”

    Some people are trolling the book's Amazon page...with positive one-star reviews.

    Amazon
    Amazon

    Charlotte Pence said on FOX Business Network on Tuesday that she's "all for it."

    "But in all seriousness, his book is contributing to charities that I think we can all get behind. We have two books that are giving to charities that are both about bunnies, so I’m all for it, really."