Last Week Tonight’s Marlon Bundo Book for Charity Is a Best-seller
In last week’s Last Week Tonight, John Oliver presented a sweet children’s book titled A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, illustrated by EG Keller and written by Jill Twiss. As an answer to Mike Pence’s bunny getting its own children’s book, the show’s response featured the bunny falling in love with another male bunny, and all proceeds go to the Trevor Project and AIDS United—causes that Pence notoriously opposes.
John Oliver appeared on Late Night with Seth Meyers Tuesday night, where he revealed that the first printing had quickly sold out with 180,000 copies, “definitely more than we were prepared for.” It’s also currently #1 on Amazon for “Best Sellers in Books” (Charlotte Pence’s book is 5th), one of the Most Gifted, and first in Animals, Marriage & Divorce, and Gay Fiction.
If you head over to Amazon, you’ll see that all reviews are either 1 star or 5-star comments. Most 1 star reviews aren’t verified purchases and call John Oliver (which, c’mon at least include Jill Twiss who wrote it) a hateful bully making content that isn’t suitable for children. The 5-star reviews, if you decide to spend some time going through them, are really lovely comments about love and acceptance, because “hateful” and “bully” are really terms that should be reserved for homophobic politicians.
(via Vanity Fair, image: screencap)
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