John Oliver’s team wrote and published a similar book with a similar look and feel, but in their case Marlon Bundo is a gay rabbit. Proceeds from both Pence’s book and also John Olivers alternative version will be donated to various charities. Pence is supporting A21, a charity that works to end human trafficking, and Tracy’s Kids, and an art-therapy program for children with cancer. Oliver is backing L.G.B.T.Q.-friendly Trevor Project and AIDS United.
Yes, this is indeed trolling Mike Pence.
Here is the segment in which he announces the book.
““Please, buy it for your children, buy it for any child you know, or just buy it because you know it would annoy Mike Pence,You would be doing a nice thing in a really dickish way, and isn’t that the dream at the end of the day?”
– John Oliver
So how are the sales going?
John Oliver’s is the No.1 best seller on Amazon and Mike Pence’s is only No.4 …
Ellen Interviews John Oliver about the book
We also live in an age where the jester is the one person on stage telling us the truth.
This isn’t an adult book telling Mike Pense to go f**k himself, Although that’s exactly what you would be doing by buying it.”
– John Oliver
Seth Meyers …
Amazon one star Reviews
There is some gold level trolling going on here with these one star reviews…
— AIDS United (@AIDS_United) March 19, 2018
Am honored beyond belief to be a part of the audio book version of A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, a children’s book with a story about tolerance and advocacy, dedicated to every bunny who has ever felt different. All proceeds from book sales will be… https://t.co/ViHgBvcAti pic.twitter.com/OQhlmFhw1s
— Jim Parsons (@JimJparsons) March 19, 2018
Literally overnight, the biggest star in the literary world has become a gay bunny named Marlon Bundo https://t.co/cNgyuBoscb
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) March 20, 2018
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) March 19, 2018