John Oliver released a parody of a children's book that Mike Pence published to challenge 'his hostility to LGBT rights'
- John Oliver announced on Sunday's episode of "Last Week Tonight" that he'd published a parody of a children's book that the family of Vice President Mike Pence released on Monday.
- The episode skewered Pence's conservative views, including "his hostility to LGBT rights."
- While Pence's book depicts a "day in the life" of the Vice President's White House pet rabbit, Oliver's book is instead about a "Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny."
On Sunday's episode of "Last Week Tonight," John Oliver announced that he'd published a parody of the children's book the family of Vice President Mike Pence released on Monday about Pence's pet rabbit.
Oliver focused the episode on skewering Pence's conservative views, including "his hostility to LGBT rights." He parodied Pence's children's book as a means to address Pence's record of having "never been a friend to the gay community."
Pence's book, titled "Marlon Bundo's Day in the Life of the Vice President," is written by Pence's daughter Charlotte Pence and illustrated by second lady Karen Pence, and it depicts the Pence's White House pet rabbit.
"It turns out, in a complete coincidence, we also wrote a book about Mike Pence's rabbit that has also been published," Oliver said.
Oliver's parody book, published by Chronicle Books, is instead about a "Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny," according to the book's description on Amazon.
The "Last Week Tonight" host noted that Pence's book tour for his children's book includes a stop in Colorado at the Focus on the Family organization, which Oliver said promotes gay-conversion therapy.
"This is a real children's book," Oliver said of his parody book. "This isn't some adult book telling Mike Pence to go f--- himself. Although, in buying it, that's exactly what you would be doing."
Oliver said that all proceeds for the book will be donated to The Trevor Project, which supports LGBTQ youth, and AIDS United.
Watch the clip below:
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