John Oliver Mocks Mike Pence's Daughter's Bunny Book With a 'Better' Version Featuring Gay Marriage
"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver dedicated a large segment of his show on Sunday to attacking Vice President Mike Pence, but in doing so he attacked a book about Pence's bunny published Monday by Pence's 24-year-old daughter, Charlotte Rose. He didn't just attack it — he published another book to subvert it, and to push homosexuality in every way possible.
Oliver spent the segment mocking Pence, but he did say one thing he liked about the vice president — "I kind of like his rabbit." The television host said "Marlon Bundo," the name of Pence's rabbit, "is an objectively good name for a bunny." He said "Marlon Bundo is the most likable thing about a perfectly unlikeable man," and compared it to the fact that Roger Ailes is dead (seriously, he said this).
"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," Oliver said. (Interestingly, the actor Marlon Brando did admit to having had "homosexual experiences," but he also slept with women, including Marilyn Monroe.)
The late-night host announced that his book about Marlon Bundo is available at Amazon and at BetterBundoBook.com.
"This isn't some adult book telling Mike Pence to go f**k himself, although by buying it, that's what you would be doing," Oliver said. The late-night host's book also would be "telling" the real author, Charlotte Rose Pence, "to go f**k" herself.
Charlotte Rose Pence is a 24-year-old filmmaker who has made movies about mental illness, fraud, and the dangers of texting and driving. She volunteered at an organic vegetable farm in Spain. (She is not the poet and educator Charlotte Pence, by the way.) She has described herself as "more of a moderate or an independent," in contrast to her conservative father and President Trump.
Charlotte Rose Pence co-authored the book "Marlon Bundo's Day in the Life of the Vice President" with her mother, Second Lady Karen Pence.
Despite his bold claim that "there is no such thing as the homosexual agenda," John Oliver's segment — and his book — seemed a caricature of every social conservative's nightmare.
"A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo" not only stole Charlotte Pence's idea and the name of Mike Pence's rabbit, but preached same-sex marriage — against the villainous control-freak "Stink Bug," who looks just like Mike Pence.
The proceeds for the book will go to the Trevor Project, a nonprofit focused on promoting LGBT identity in order to prevent suicide. One of the narrators of the Audible audiobook version is none other than RuPaul, whose name is synonymous with drag racing.