Satirist trolls US VP Pences with gay rabbit bestseller

2018-03-22 12:33

New York – The king of satire on US television is trolling US Vice President Mike Pence by spoofing a book about his family's pet rabbit, making the bunny gay and trumping the original in the bestseller lists.

Not only does Pence pet Marlon Bundo have his own Instagram page, but since Monday Americans have been able to read all about him in new children's book "A Day in the Life of the Vice President".

Written by Pence's 24-year-old daughter Charlotte and illustrated by wife Karen, the hardback shows the world of Pence through the eyes of little Marlon Bundo.

But British satirist John Oliver appears to have had the last laugh, coming up with his own version to highlight the conservative Pence's opposition to gay marriage.

He too has published a children's book featuring the vice presidential rabbit – "A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo".

Except this time the boy bunny falls in love with another boy bunny, before the two get hitched despite the best efforts of the vice president.

The book, published on Sunday and illustrated by EG Keller, has since shot to the top of the Amazon best seller list, outstripping the Pence version in at fourth place.

Oliver told NBC television on Monday that the book quickly sold out but that a new shipment had been ordered. Both books are being sold for charity.

"The only thing better than one bunny book for charity is... TWO bunny books for charity," Pence's daughter wrote on her Instagram page.

KEEP UPDATED on the latest news by subscribing to our FREE newsletter.

- FOLLOW News24 on Twitter

Read more on:    us

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.