John Oliver Masterfully Skewers Mike Pence-and His Pet Rabbit

John Oliver spoofs Pence family's new kids' book with gay-themed 'Marlon Bundo' book

Oliver also admitted that he was interested to learn that the Pences are releasing a children's book about the bunny titled A Day in the Life of the Vice President.

Within 24 hours of release, Oliver's book, penned by Last Week Tonight writer Jill Twiss, has topped the best-selling books list on Amazon.

An RTV6 clip was used in an HBO show about former Indiana Governor Mike Pence Sunday night.

"There are a few small differences between the two books".

Oliver hit out at the children's book for its upcoming tour, which will involve a stop with group Focus on the Family, which has been known to promote "gay cure" therapy. "Also, our story is about Marlon Bundo falling in love with another boy rabbit".

Pence is the one person in the Trump administration that can not be fired, and for Oliver that is problematic, because Pence holds many extreme positions. The book, which is out Monday, "gives young readers a bunny's-eye view of the special duties of the vice president", per its publisher.

Meet Marlon Bundo, a lonely bunny who lives with his Grampa-the vice president of the United States.

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"Sweet, funny, and beautifully illustrated, this book is dedicated to every bunny who has ever felt different".

But one person called Oliver's book "petty" and "mind-numbingly stupid", among comments - mostly urging people to buy the unofficial parody - posted on the official Marlon Bundo Instagram account.

Oliver said proceeds from his book will go toward AIDS United, a group dedicated to ending the AIDS epidemic in the US, and the Trevor Project, a suicide prevention organization that provides support to young members of the LGBT community.

Oliver's book features a tale of tolerance and aims to show kids that when their leaders make laws that seem unfair or do not represent them and their beliefs, they have the right to vote them out of office.

This isn't the first time Oliver has used his popular comedy show to highlight LGBT issues.

During the now-viral segment on trans rights he said: "Some transgender people do go undergo hormone therapy or sex-reassignment surgery as part of their hormone therapy".

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