8:45am PT by Ryan Parker
Fans of John Oliver's 'Marlon Bundo' Book Troll Homophobes Through Amazon Reviews
John Oliver admitted on Tuesday that he was stunned by how popular his show's book, A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, has become.
Visiting with Seth Meyers on Late Night, the Last Week Tonight host said his book about a gay rabbit — primarily made to troll Vice President Mike Pence — has sold 180,000 copies so far, "which is definitely more than we were prepared for." The book was featured on Sunday's edition of Oliver's HBO show.
"At that point, it's getting ridiculous," Oliver told Meyers of his Marlon Bundo book outselling the memoir from former head of the FBI James Comey
Pence’s daughter wrote Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of the Vice President, and Oliver countered with A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo, in which Pence’s pet rabbit falls in love with another male rabbit. Pence has been outspoken in condemning gay marriage in the past and has close ties with others who have condemned the lifestyle.
All proceeds from Oliver’s illustrated book go to The Trevor Project and AIDS United.
The book quickly shot up to No. 1 on Amazon's best-seller list and the initial printings sold out, but Oliver assured viewers there would be more in stock soon.
Meyers pointed out that some buyers of the book on Amazon were giving it a one-star review, but then leaving a nice message, just to troll anyone looking for others who hated the premise.