Mike Pence’s daughter has bought John Oliver’s gay parody of her book
Mike Pence’s daughter Charlotte Pence has taken the plunge and bought the parody of her dad’s book.
The second daughter came out in support of John Oliver’s book about her family’s gay bunny earlier this week.
Vice President Mike Pence’s family this week released a book about his bunny, titled ‘Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of the Vice President’, but it has come under some derision since.
In a protest against his anti-LGBT policies, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver penned his own imitation book ‘A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo’ – which portrays the bunny as gay and seeking the right to marry his bunny lover.
Oliver’s book, which has topped the bestseller list in the US, has earned a surprising fan – Mike Pence’s daughter Charlotte Pence.
The Vice President’s oldest daughter admitted to ITK: “I have bought his book.”
She added: “He’s giving proceeds of the book to charity, and we’re also giving proceeds of our book to charity, so I really think that we can all get behind it.”
Speaking to Fox, Ms Pence – who penned the original story – explained: “I think imitation is the most sincere form of flattery in a way, but also, in all seriousness, his book is contributing to charities that I think we can all get behind.
“We have two books that are giving to charities that are both about bunnies, so I’m all for it, really.”
All proceeds from Oliver’s book go to LGBT suicide charity The Trevor Project and AIDS United – two causes her father is highly unlikely to get behind, given his atrocious record on HIV/AIDS and LGBT rights.
The book championed by Oliver, about a gay rabbit with a rainbow bow-tie who falls in love, is now the number-one bestseller on Amazon – three places above the Pences’ book.
Not only is it outselling the original, but the Last Week Tonight book has more than 3,000 five-star ratings, whereas the Pence book has a mere 56 reviews.
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Oliver hit out at the Pence book’s upcoming tour, which will involve a stop with Focus on the Family – a group which has promoted gay ‘cure’ therapy.
He explained that the Pences’ family rabbit was the “most likeable thing about an otherwise unlikable man”.
When Oliver introduced the book, he said: “Now, there are a few small differences between the two books… Our Marlon Bundo is gay.”
The comedian then described the story as a “very special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny.”