Charlotte Pence responds to John Oliver’s rabbit book spoof: ‘I’m all for it’
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Vice President Pence’s daughter Charlotte responded to comedian John Oliver’s spoof of a book about the Pence family’s pet rabbit, saying she is “all for it.”
“I think imitation is the most sincere form of flattery in a way,” Charlotte Pence told Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo on Tuesday.
“But 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,” she said.
Oliver announced the release of his new children’s book on Sunday that spoofs a children’s book from the second family about their rabbit, Marlon Bundo. In Oliver’s version, however, the pet rabbit is gay.
“Now, none of us can enjoy the book about Marlon Bundo,” Oliver said. “Or can we? It turns out, in a complete coincidence, we also wrote a book about Mike Pence’s rabbit, that has also been published.”
“There are a few small differences between the two books. You’ll notice right away that our rabbit has a bow tie, so there’s that,” Oliver said. “Also, our story is about Marlon Bundo falling in love with another boy rabbit, because our Marlon Bundo is gay.”
Proceeds from both books will go toward charitable organizations.
Funds from the Pence’s book will be donated to Tracy’s Kids, which provides young cancer patients with art therapy.
Money made from Oliver’s book will go toward AIDS United, a group dedicated to ending the AIDS epidemic in the U.S., and the Trevor Project, a suicide prevention organization that provides support to young members of the LGBT community.