‘Will & Grace’ Showrunner Donates John Oliver’s Gay Bunny Book to Every Indiana Public School

Max Mutchnick donates a copy of “A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo” to all 1,121 public school libraries in the state

“Will & Grace” showrunner Max Mutchnick has donated 1,121 copies of John Oliver’s parody book about Vice President Mike Pence’s pet rabbit to Indiana public schools.

In an Instagram post on Friday, Mutchnick wrote that he’d be donating a copy of “A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo” to the library of every single public grammar school in the vice president’s home state.

“I was blown away by the new John Oliver children’s book, ‘A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo,'” Mutchnick wrote. “With Easter upon us, I wanted to not only support the brilliance of John Oliver, but also celebrate the Gayest Bunny of Them All: The Easter Bunny. So I decided to buy a copy of Oliver’s ‘Bundo’ (written by Jill Twiss) for every public grammar school in Indiana. All 1,121 of them.”

Oliver debuted the book — a parody of a similar book written by Pence’s family — on his HBO talk show “Last Week Tonight” last Sunday. Written from the perspective of the family’s pet rabbit, Marlon Bundo, Oliver’s version makes the rabbit gay as a send-up of Pence’s anti-LGBT positions.

“Mike Pence has had an enormous platform in Indiana, and as it relates to gay people, he’s used it to spread a message of intolerance,” Mutchnick wrote. “By donating these books, I hope to counter those efforts and provide positive role models and a story of inclusion for children in Pence’s home state.”

“If this book can help one boy or girl in Indiana love and accept who they are, I know both Marlon Bundos would be proud — even though one of them is on the downlow,” he continued.

I was blown away by the new John Oliver children’s book, “A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo.” With Easter upon us, I wanted to not only support the brilliance of John Oliver, but also celebrate the Gayest Bunny of Them All: The Easter Bunny. So I decided to buy a copy of Oliver’s “Bundo” (written by Jill Twiss) for every public grammar school in Indiana. All 1,121 of them. Here’s why: Mike Pence has had an enormous platform in Indiana, and as it relates to gay people, he’s used it to spread a message of intolerance. By donating these books, I hope to counter those efforts and provide positive role models and a story of inclusion for children in Pence’s home state. If this book can help one boy or girl in Indiana love and accept who they are, I know both Marlon Bundos would be proud–even though one of them is on the downlow.

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