John Oliver’s gay parody of Mike Pence’s children’s book is #1 on Amazon

Mike Pence‘s family has published a new children’s book and comedian John Oliver wasted no time in showing off his own parody version, which highlights Pence’s long history of anti-LGBT, far-right Christian ideology.

In his Sunday episode of Last Week Tonight, Oliver pointed to Pence’s recently published children’s book, “Marlon Bundo’s A Day in the Life of the Vice President,” which tells a story about the Pence family’s pet rabbit.

“There’s even going to be a book tour, and I would love to say, ‘Fine, look, it’s a fun, sweet book about a rabbit. Who gives a shit?’ But unfortunately, one of the stops on that book tour is at Focus on the fucking Family,” Oliver said, referring to the notoriously anti-gay Christian lobbying group. “So, congratulations, Pence, you even managed to ruin Marlon Bundo. Now, none of us can enjoy a book about your rabbit.”

“Or can we?” he said.

Oliver then mentioned that his show did its own book version of the Marlon Bundo story that coincidentally has also been published: A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo.

Oliver made sure to point out the “small differences” between the two books, including the fact that in Oliver’s version, Marlon Bundo falls in love with another boy rabbit, “because our Marlon Bundo is gay.”

“This is actually a book for children,” Oliver declared. “This is a real children’s book — this isn’t some adult book telling Mike Pence to go fuck himself, although in buying it, that’s exactly what you’d be doing.”

Via Amazon

Now, according to numerous reports, Oliver’s book is No. 1 on Amazon, leading James Comey’s book, while the Pence family’s book trailed, at No. 5.


Pence’s daughter and wife are taking to TV this week on their book tour for “Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of the Vice President.” Last Week Tonight host Oliver is doing same for his competing Bundo book, “A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo,” in which Pence’s pet rabbit falls in love with another male rabbit. All proceeds from Oliver’s book go to The Trevor Project and AIDS United.

Watch Oliver’s segment from Sunday’s Last Week Tonight:

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Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.