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John Oliver's gay 'Marlon Bundo' bunny book has sold out

John Oliver's gay 'Marlon Bundo' bunny book has sold out

The book, which Oliver is using to troll Vice President Pence, coincides with the Pence family's release of their own children's book about the family pet rabbit, Marlon Bundo.

The proceeds from both books are going to charity. The difference is that, in Oliver's story, the rabbit falls in love with another boy bunny. The audiobook is narrated by Jim Parsons, Ellie Kemper, and RuPaul, among others.

The book, made in collaboration with Chronicle Books to benefit AIDS United and The Trevor Project - a charity that seeks to end suicides among LGBTQ youth - is now being reprinted.

"Marlon Bundo's Day in the Life of the Vice President", which was written by Charlotte Pence and illustrated by second lady Karen Pence, is in the number three spot on the Amazon list.

Oliver announced the book at the end of a segment on Pence's conservative Christian politics and said the proceeds would benefit The Trevor Project and AIDS United.

"Mike Pence is a man who I think has few qualities to his name", Oliver told DeGeneres. In a deliciously petty flourish, Oliver and Co. made their bunny book available one day before the Pence family's-and they also gave the book a purposefully similar title and cover, all the better to accidentally ensnare unsuspecting consumers. For those thinking this will start a war of words, the Marlon Bundo Instagram account is apparently on board with all of this. Because one of the stops on the Pences' book tour is an "anti-LGBT organization", more accurately known as Focus on the Family.

"Our story is about Marlon Bundo falling in love with another boy rabbit, because our Marlon Bundo is gay, just like the real Marlon Bundo", Oliver said. "This isn't some adult book telling Mike Pence to go f-- himself".

A representative for HBO didn't immediately respond to INSIDER's request for comment.

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