March 21, 2018 at 3:44 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
John Oliver wasn’t prepared for gay bunny book popularity

John Oliver and Ellen DeGeneres (Screenshot courtesy of YouTube)

John Oliver’s book trolling Vice President Mike Pence is a massive hit but the talk show host had no idea people would love a book about Pence’s gay bunny.

On Tuesday, Oliver stopped by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to reveal that his two-year-old son Hudson was the inspiration behind, “A Day In the Life of Marlon Bundo.”

“Part of the reason for writing this book was so that I could read something to him which paints the world in the light that you want it to be rather than the way that it’s currently being painted,” Oliver says.

The book is a spoof of Charlotte Pence’s new children’s book,  “Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of the Vice President.” In Oliver’s version, written by Jill Twiss, Marlon Bundo falls in love with another boy bunny. Proceeds from the book will benefit the Trevor Project and AIDS United.

Oliver admitted to DeGeneres that he didn’t expect the book to be so popular. It’s currently the number one best-selling book on Amazon and the number one best-selling audiobook on Audible.

A second printing is in the works.

Watch below.

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