Marlon Bundo is ready for his close up.
The man, the legend that is John Oliver has just gone and made another amazing political statement and he’s aiming it at Mike Pence this time.
Starting with a segment on Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, the host ran through Pence’s troubled history of going against LGBTQ+ rights and how he could potentially have history of supporting gay conversion therapy.
Despite frequently denying this, his close ties with Focus on the Family, an organisation which openly promotes conversion therapy, seems to suggest he’s firmly on board with it.
After running through a few other suspicious notes on Pence’s track record, Oliver stopped to praise him on one thing: his pet rabbit. Pence’s rabbit, Marlon Bundo, has gained notoriety with its own Instagram account and now even a book.
The book ‘A Day in the Life of the Vice President’ is a children’s book written by Pence’s daughter Charlotte Pence and illustrated by second lady Karen Pence. The book’s release earlier this week will be proceeded by a book tour across America, with the final stop being at… Focus on the Family. Yep.
In retaliation for Pence’s outright is-he-isnt-he playing around (it’s pretty safe to say he isn’t) of whether he is in support of LGBTQ+ rights, John Oliver has decided to troll him in the most BRILLIANT of ways: by releasing his own bunny book, with a slight gay twist.
‘A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo’ was released online on Sunday in response to Pence, and shows two rabbits, both male, falling in love with one another.
Now, there are a few small differences between the two books. You’ll notice right away that our rabbit has a bow tie. So there’s that. Also, our story is about Marlon Bundo falling in love with another boy rabbit, because our Marlon Bundo is gay, just like the real Marlon Bundo.
The book is available on Amazon and at betterbundobook.com, with all of the proceeds going to AIDS United and the Trevor Project, a nonprofit helping prevent suicide among gay youth.
The book has already reached the top of the best-seller charts on Amazon, and that’s not all.
The book has also been released in audio book format on Audible, with a knock-out cast including Jim Parsons, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and even RuPaul.
Love trumps hate, indeed. Now, how do we sign John Oliver up for a knighthood?