Television host John Oliver spoofed a book released by Vice President Mike Pence to help LGBT causes.
Oliver, who has used creative means to tackle subjects in the past, discussed Pence’s book “Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of the Vice President” on Sunday, according to PinkNews. Written by his daughter Charlotte and illustrated by his wife Karen, Pence's book tour includes a stop at the group Focus on the Family, which has promoted the use of gay conversion therapy.
The host of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” promoted his parody, “A Day in The Life of Marlon Bundo,” which features a “very special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny.” Proceeds of the book would benefit non-profit organizations The Trevor Project and AIDS United.
According to book website Audible, the parody has a five-star rating with nearly 1,000 votes.
“Cute story, but it could've been an hour of a monotone voice saying the word ‘chrysanthemum’ over and over and I still would've bought it just knowing it's a giant middle finger to Mike Pence,” one Audible reviewer said of Oliver’s parody.
The book comes in audiobook format, which includes voiceovers from Jim Parsons, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jeff Garlin, Ellie Kemper, John Lithgow, Jack McBrayer and RuPaul.
At the time of publication, Oliver's book is #1 on Amazon's Best Seller list. Pence's book is no longer on the list.