Ordered two copies of John Oliver’s gay bunny story . 💕
Sunday night, John Oliver trolled the heck out of Pence—
On Monday, the vice president’s family will be releasing Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of the Vice President, a children’s book told from the perspective of their pet rabbit, Marlon Bundo. And so, as a “fuck you” to Pence, the British comedian decided to release his own Marlon Bundo children’s book on Sunday night. “It turns out, in a complete coincidence, we also wrote a book about Mike Pence’s rabbit that is also being published. In fact, while his is out tomorrow, ours is being released right now,” Oliver announced on his HBO program.
Now, there are a few small differences between the two books,” said Oliver. “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.” Yes, Oliver’s team crafted a gay love story for children featuring Pence’s pet rabbit in order to get under the VP’s skin, given the politician’s history of promoting anti-LGBT policies.
Pence, of course, has railed against gay marriage; has opposed allowing gays in the military; and, as governor of Indiana, signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which allowed businesses to discriminate against LGBT people on religious grounds. He once argued on his 2000 campaign website in favor of diverting federal funds to prevent HIV/AIDS from “organizations that celebrate and encourage the types of behaviors that facilitate the spreading of the HIV virus” to “those institutions which provide assistance to those seeking to change their sexual behavior”—or gay conversion therapy.
Oliver’s book, A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, is available for purchase at Amazon.com or a pair of websites Oliver created to mess with Pence: BetterBundoBook.com and FocusOnTheFurmily.com. All proceeds go to the LGBT organizations the Trevor Project, which “provides crisis and suicide prevention services for LGBT youths,” and AIDS United, “which works to end the AIDS epidemic in the US. #mikepence#maga#johnoliver #vote2018