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Honey Boo Boo Child Show Glorifies Farts, Obesity and Stupidity

August 10, 2012 08:00 AM by Christine McDow

Really? Was it necessary to bring this show, and Honey Boo Boo Child, back to television? Perhaps we saw enough of her during her short stint on Toddler and Tiaras. Clearly she must have had enough fans for TLC to bring her back with her own show! Ever since it premiered on Wednesday night the internet has been lit up with searched about Honey Boo Boo Child. What did you think of the show? Did it do anything more than focus on the glorifications of a little girls actions? The Buzz weighs in below!

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59 Responses to “Honey Boo Boo Child Show Glorifies Farts, Obesity and Stupidity”

  1. red Says:
    August 10th, 2012 at 9:04 am

    This is the most disgusting thing on TV and that is saying a lot. Why in the world would anyone want to watch an over weight child flaunt her size and supposed talent? This entire family need some therapy and a good dose of reality. And show that glorifies butt jokes and obesity should be taken off the air.

  2. madeleine Says:
    August 10th, 2012 at 9:33 am

    I could not like this child when she was on Toddlers and Tieras, and I sure can’t like her now. To be fair, it’s not her fault, it’s the parents. she is only doing what she is learning in her family. It’s dismaying, to say the least. I hope it’s short-lived.

  3. g2fan Says:
    August 10th, 2012 at 9:35 am

    I agree with what red says. I find that the show is totally repugnant. I am not a fan of reality shows to begin with or the competition shows. There are some reality shows I will watch, but not many. Honey Boo Boo takes the cake in disgusting, stupidity. I don’t see how it even got on TLC. I used to like TLC, not anymore, because of the stupid reality shows they have. There are only 3 on TLC I like.

  4. Tori Says:
    August 10th, 2012 at 10:02 am

    I wish I had TLC, I’d like to have watched the show, it sounds like an absolute riot! I’m not sure if I’d have laughed my ass off or felt embarrassed for them, as I’ve read mixed reviews of the show from other friends. Either way, in what way is this reality show any different from any other? Keeping up with the Kardashians? Really? Why? Because Kim became famous by making a sexual video, but that’s supposed to be ok? Whatever! LOL

  5. Tori Says:
    August 10th, 2012 at 10:04 am

    I wish I had TLC, I’d like to have watched the show, it sounds like an absolute riot! I’m not sure if I’d have laughed my butt off or felt embarrassed for them, as I’ve read mixed reviews of the show from other friends. Either way, in what way is this reality show any different from any other? Keeping up with the Kardashians? Really? Why? Because Kim became famous by making a sexual video, but that’s supposed to be ok? Whatever! LOL

  6. Jon Benet Says:
    August 10th, 2012 at 10:27 am

    What a stupid ass show. This ugly girl is a loud mouthed fat-ass, and her horrible mom has 3 chins! Cancel this afront to humanity

  7. cakeladyd Says:
    August 10th, 2012 at 10:53 am

    I will admit, I had to check it out to see what exactly they were going to do. I lasted 10 minutes and then I wanted to call child welfare services. This is the most disgusting thing i have ever seen on TV. My empathy is with Alana , her parents are clearly using their child to somehow seek fame and fortune, and the one in the end that will suffer will be Alana. They won’t take care of her, any monies made will supply them and any future Alana has of a decent education is blowing in the wind. Alana will be scared for life, her parents are disgusting and you wonder why in America you have the society that you have. Stop this show before Alana is ruined for life, if she hasn’t been already. SAD SAD SAD

  8. Me Says:
    August 10th, 2012 at 11:03 am

    g2fan…you do realize this is a website for reality shows?? If you are not a fan, what are you doing here?

  9. JS Says:
    August 10th, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Please know that not all of us Southerners are such rednecks. I think there is some inbreeding somewhere in that family line. Kinda reminds me of what most NASCAR fans are like.

  10. Her Says:
    August 10th, 2012 at 11:29 am

    I dont like how everyone is nagging on the poor kid for being heavy or farting and makeing butt jokes. FOr crying out loud this is a child, shes chubby now but trust me that stuff usually disapears once she grows and of course shell make jokes , children arent the cleanest or most mature. And this poor kid is only like this cause of the parents.. they are the ones who put hher under this lime light.

  11. evy Says:
    August 10th, 2012 at 11:39 am

    why does it matter? shes a kid. isnt any of yours get the fuck over it. if you dont like it just change the channel. jeesus people grow up and get a grip

  12. Luis Says:
    August 10th, 2012 at 11:40 am

    I just hope the reality shows disappear soon from TV. The re not creative and have not story , It really sucks when great channels like History, National Geographic and TLD are offering this kind of junk. I used to love the History channel but it has gone way too reality TV for me. There are some exceptions like Pawn Stars maybe American Pickers but most of the other stuff is junk. Thank God NFL season is right around the corner , at least NFL network and ESPN have not been corrupted yet

  13. Just My Opinion Says:
    August 10th, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    All I Have to say America’s future is endangered if Honey Boo Boo is our future.

  14. Chris Says:
    August 10th, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    This is on TLC – The Learning Channel – right? What exactly am I suppose to be learning on this show? I feel like I getting dumber watching it. This is anti-Learning…

  15. Karen Says:
    August 10th, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    I watched the first show and I too was appalled at what I was watching. I realize that Alana is mimicing what her parents and the rest of her family does and I’m embarrassed by the actions of the family because I couldn’t imagine living that way. The families behavior has to be learned from a long line of relatives. Unfortuneatly if things don’t change and I don’t believe they will Alana will grow up as ignorant as the rest of her family.I had to laugh at the comment one of the kids said when the father said they were hillbillies. She said, “we are not hillbillies, we have all our teeth.” This will not be a show I will watch but I truly believe there will be plenty of people watching just to gawk at this family.

  16. Trace Says:
    August 10th, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Is there nothing better out there to make a T.V. show on? Really Honey Boo Boo? Truthfully how many people are actually going to watch this bare mid riffed child prancing around looking like shes 5 going on 20?

  17. Jack Handy Says:
    August 10th, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    I see absolutely nothing wrong with this show….it tells the truth about the southern states of the United States of America…..let the world confirm what it already knows people…..then maybe terrorists will stop trying to take over our country!!!!!

  18. pam Says:
    August 10th, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    if you put lipstick on a pig,it’s still a pig,regardless of how young. no wonder people think people from the south are stupid!!! some are

  19. Jack Handy Says:
    August 10th, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    I see absolutely nothing wrong with this show….it tells the truth about the southern states of the United States of America…..let the world confirm what it already knows people…..then maybe terrorists will stop trying to take over our country!!!!!

  20. Chrissy Says:
    August 10th, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    This family should be ashamed of themselves for acting so stupid! Wait, maybe it’s not an act, maybe they really are that stupid! That mother is so sloppy looking, and who in their right mind would want their family to be on TV and act that damn dumb?! I would like to beat Honey Boo Boo’s ass for acting like that.

  21. Michelle Says:
    August 10th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Between the unintelligible gibberish that kid spews and the roadkill that they were grinding up to eat I had to turn it off. I felt like I was about to vomit. There is nothing worth watching on TV anymore.

  22. Vickie Says:
    August 10th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Toddlers and Tiaras and Dance Moms is already too much. Saw the previews for this one and had no desire to even take a peek. Poor kid.

  23. annie Says:
    August 10th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    watched the show and found it entertaining and actually like Honey Boo Boo…..go figure

  24. chris Says:
    August 10th, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    My opinion???
    This is a movie trailer for one of two upcoming movies…
    ” DELIVERANCE 2 – Here Comes Honey BOO BOO” or
    Ignorant White Trash! I had always thought about southern belles and peaches when I thought about Georgia. Now I imagine uneducated, knocked up, road kill eatin’ TRASH!!!

  25. Nicole Says:
    August 10th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    It is pathetic that this child and her family will make money off of stupidity. The mother is grossly overweight and it is obvious that the parents are not teaching this child good eating habits, let alone respect or integrity.

  26. Gbear Says:
    August 10th, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    It’s a tie with Sarah Palin’s show! White trash at home.

  27. Joe in Cleveland Says:
    August 10th, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    And they cancelled “Carfellas”

  28. Tanya Says:
    August 10th, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    I agree with Tori who posted up above. Who would want to view “The Kardashions”? I want to DASH away from the set when I hear that they are coming on and I do make a fast getaway, lol.
    Most of the Honey Boo Boo show is disgusting but it also shows a bit of what true hillbilly Americana is. Just because people in Hollywood or Hollywood wanna be’s want their day in the sun doesn’t make it any more real or exciting to me.
    Chris, No. 24 wrote: I had always thought about southern belles and peaches when I thought about Georgia. Now I imagine uneducated, knocked up, road kill eatin’ Trash!!!
    Oh please didn’t you just describe the Kardashions??? lol
    I have a feeling that Honey Boo Boo’s father is a very hard worker and June saves coupons; did you happen to see the pantry filled to the brim? Two good items about this family from Georgia.

  29. Jules Brandon Says:
    August 10th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    I take great offense to the reference to southern people. I am southern, and college educated with a triple masters degree and a Phd. I found this show disgusting, degrading, and pure filth. Welfare should be called. As for her losing the “baby fat” look at the family – do you really think she has a chance in life?
    To answer Jack Handy – this is certainly not typical of all southerners. This is representative of a small percentage of the population. There are a lot of ignorant yankees up north.

  30. Ally Says:
    August 10th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    I would see a 6 year-old act like a little kid and be rewarded for it than paraded around in some overpriced chiffon like a Barbie. She seems like a REAL kid with real parents! Hooray Honey Boo Boo!

  31. Chris 2 Says:
    August 10th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    First off, ALL reality shows are scripted in some manor, the producers want to make it look interesting. I liked Hunny Boo Boo’s show MUCH more than Toddlers in Tiaras. I think the pagens and the show should be removed. Any one who thinks that is promoting anything healthy in children is delusional. In my opinion the behavior of the mothers and childen on that show is nothing short of appauling and in many cases abusive. I am not a fan of obesity, nor would I like to promote it, nor any other unhealthy life style. But the fact is….Not every person is ment to be a tooth pick. I think Alana feeling beautiful is a good thing. People put to much presure on kids to fit in, and the pagens make it much worse. We wonder why we have little kids starving them selves when they are already under weight, or caking on make up covering up there natural beauty. I am not condoning Alanas behavior, she is out of line alot of the time. But she seems confident, and happy. I love seeing a family do what they have to do to make ends meet and have some extras. People are grossed out by road kill? Is it different if you hide in the woods and shot it when it doesnt expect it? Does that make it taste better? Grant it, maybe the whole thing didnt need to be televised, and glorified but it is a reality. And if there were MORE people not afraid to do what needs done there would be less people collecting food stamps and other forms of government assistance. In my opinion, leave her on, as long as they leave the more offensive Toddlers in Tiaras and Dance moms on. On a side not, being a redneck, or southern, does NOT mean your stupid, although like in ALL walks of life their are the ones who are. There are alot of totally dippy socialites and celebrities. Do we need to recall one heiress showing her junk every time she got out of a car? To Alanas family, dont sell out and act stupid for a buck. If you want to show the world who your family is, do so, but dont play it up.

  32. Gina Says:
    August 10th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Amazing that fat, white trash could have television show. This family is gross and pathetic.

  33. mark Says:
    August 13th, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    first shame on jack handy for bashing the southern people im a yankee and we have our share of stupid people also! this show is awful TLC has lost it.s fucking mind! Mom is a disgusting pig and will drop dead from a massive heart attack!and where will the child be? pennieless and gnawing on a deer leg because we all know its about the money! mom has no dignity whatsoever and will pump all the money down that pig gullet of hers so shameful! she should be turned over to child services!

  34. Sherm Says:
    August 13th, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Piggy Boo Boo was right; she rocks like a stupid star. This oversized white trash family needs to disappear. They are discussing and obnoxious.

  35. Momatad Says:
    August 15th, 2012 at 8:09 am

    I think giving this poor child of a bunch of inbred morons a show is a slap at the ‘other’ supposed breakout *star* of T&T, that little Wood girl, whose mama parades her around ‘giving lectures’ and ‘charging for autographs’….REALLY, what kind of lecture can a 6 year old give? The Woods bit the TLC hand and now TLC has taken the most repugnant family they could find on T&T and given them their own show…..

  36. Danielle Says:
    August 15th, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    I hate the family because as a larger woman (I’m not gigantic, but am overweight), I feel like they’re giving us a bad name. As if all large people eat roadkill and french fries, live to fart, have no education, and have limited and ignorant vocabularies. It’s frustrating to read these comments as someone who has struggled with their weight their entire life (and yeah! I eat right and exercise religiously! Don’t believe it? Go to medical school…). and read the HATRED that 99% of you spew over the size of these people. If they weren’t so disgusting and trashy, would you still hate them and say nasty things about them? I think you probably would, just because they’re fat. And it’s this kind of show that has brainwashed you to think that way. So good job, TLC! You just gave the ignorant American masses another reason to hate big people! You should be proud of yourselves.

  37. leah Says:
    August 15th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    I actually like the little girl. It’s the other siblings that are nasty as fuck, well one in particular but I can’t remember the name. No manners once so ever. The dad maybe hard working but he needs to stop chewing tobacco his mouth looks God awful, just saying. The Mom well I don’t need to tell you my thoughts on her lol…

  38. Bridgett D. Says:
    August 15th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    I can’t believe all the negitive comments! This is reality PEOPLE!! Aren’t you all watching a reality show? Well then, get over it, this is reality in America shown on TV. That is what you call a Reality Show. If you don’t like it then turn the damn channel. Everybody is not perfect like Hollywood. This is what you get not only in the south but all over the USA. Everyone is not perfect and if you going to be programs on TV be fair and so it like it is, the good, bad and ugly. TLC, I love the show and I am glad you put this family on TV. They are a part of this country just like the Kardashians. Honey Boo Boo, I love you and your entire family. TLC thanks for giving them the opportunity. If you don’t like TURN the Damn Channel !! I love the show.

  39. Shannon Says:
    August 15th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Number 36, get over it Big Girl. Don’t blame this show for your low self esteem.

  40. Shannon Says:
    August 15th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Number 32, you are truely racist. Take a good look at yourself in the mirror. Do black, Mexican, or Asian people have an opportunity to be on TV in your small mind? Or what about real skinny people? All you negative folks need a life. This is true reality TV. You all sickens me.

  41. PER Says:
    August 16th, 2012 at 5:58 am


  42. Jo Says:
    August 16th, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    This child is a disaster. I don’t think she will amount to much considering how she is being raised. She is not beauty pageant material at all. She is homely and overweigth. Why would TLC use her as a role model that is just so scary….

  43. Irma J. Says:
    August 17th, 2012 at 11:33 am

    You know what would be nice, if TLC would assit this Family with good eating habits so they can lose weight.

  44. pat Says:
    August 17th, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Come on-=so much of the south lives this way. Why be so condesending to this family. At least the mom is home with them and not a fall down drunk. I grew up in Ohio and my life was pretty dysfunctional and I am a home owner in California with five educated professional kids and nine brilliant grandkids. If you saw me when I was a child-with my parents you have thought there was no hope. Please—things change. I think the girls are funny–let’s see what happens to them.

  45. mona Says:
    August 20th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    this show is so sad….earthy is an understatment… they eat things they find on the side of the road…road kill…sad..the little girl is kinda cute but any day she is going to turn in to here ugly fat pig of a mom…and like here over weight sisters..they really should use any money they gotten from this show to take speach leasons..they are next to imposable to understand..thus all the sub titles….cable has sunk to a new low and i mean the bottom…mona

  46. Linny53 Says:
    August 22nd, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    They’re not having sex every 5 minutes like most of the shows on TV. They are unpretentious. They play hard and they work hard. They may be a little different from the people I know but they are pure and tell it like is. I really like the Thompsons. They don’t bother me at all. Try living around a bunch of rich, phony Main Liners where their main goal is to buy the most expensive dress for the prom and make sure their daddies buy them the best car. Yeah. What a goal.

  47. gary Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 11:26 am

    This little girls mother is extremely ugly and grossly obese. This woman’s face could break a mirror. And the child is just as ugly without all the makeup. They had best go back to thier 24 ft travel trailer and just vegetate.

  48. Janice Says:
    September 6th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Show & the people on it are disgusting. Just what we need, ignorant rednecks with low class habits as “role models”

  49. Court Says:
    September 7th, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    I agree the show is trash. And that the little girl needs an attitude check. But not all southerners are like this. Only a small few. Unfortunatly those few usually get on TV. For all of you who keep saying that this is just the regular face of southern people, you need to do your research. Last time I checked, it is the Northerners that are the rude pigs. The one comment that stuck out to me was the idiot named Jack Handy. Really? Terrorists? That is the best excuse you have to defend this show of trash? WOW. Think before you talk smart ones.

  50. Lissett Says:
    September 8th, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Its LIFE PEOPLE!.. they are NOT the only ones like these STOP HATING and TALKING SMACK, because she making money the easy way. Id rather watch HONEY BOO BOO than watch the Kardashians, so sik n tired of changing channels so i wont hear about them… Im glad their is a New Boss in reality TV n her name is Alana aka Honey BOO BOO….

  51. Jesse Says:
    October 5th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    The entire family is a disgusting mess

  52. starfruit Says:
    October 5th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    this is a terrifying. never seen anything worse air on tv. and it’s on the learning channel, which makes no sense whatsoever besides the fact that want to dumb down the american public. screw this, i feel bad for the child and the mother should be taken away. it makes me want to throw up, and this got how many viewings?? ok, i just threw up

  53. Disgusted Says:
    October 19th, 2012 at 11:56 am

    I was stationed in KY and the bad manners, hoarding and poor grammar are par for the course there. Hillbillies do NOT represent the USA — thankfully. And they certainly are NOT cute.

  54. Khrissy Says:
    October 21st, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    I actually have beautiful daughters. I wonder how to get them on TV? Poor Honey Boo Boo is probably the ugliest little girl I have ever seen and her mom, “Oh my Lord,” I couldn’t even stand to watch the previews, much less the show!!!

  55. Porkchop Says:
    January 4th, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    @ disgusted… hopkinsville by chance? I know what ya mean… anyway never watched the show, am actually a redneck georgia boy myself… i eat roadkill, but only deer or turkey, and only if i witnessed it killed. Don’t know why i posted…seemed right i reckon

  56. Criticatlarge Says:
    February 7th, 2013 at 12:07 am

    This is why the concept “The Dumbing Down of America” was invented. There are apparently enough imbeciles out there who sit around watching crap television for whatever reason. If these people had IQ’s above say 10, they’d opt for something else. The sign or a moron is someone who sits around watching ANY reality show, “HBB” included. America is not what it once was on many levels and reality shows (and the morons who watch them) account for much of the “Dumbing Down of America.” I rest my case!

  57. Donald Says:
    May 17th, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    I think a paternity test on the pig may reveal the real roots of this family

  58. Darry Says:
    November 24th, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Why so much hate for Honey Boo Boo? Are you opponents of Honey Boo Boo merely jealous because you’re not on a hugely popular TV show and successful? I’m sure that’s the reason. I watch a lot of reality shows, and I can tell you that Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is the most genuine of them all. There’s very little that is scripted in the show. The production elements of the show showcase the family in a journal style. Chronicling each day, all of the family’s ups and downs. I applaud TLC for its new format of offering light hearted reality shows that really tug at your emotions. I’ve laughed and cried watching Honey Boo Boo. I was genuinely worried about Sugar Bear (honey’s Dad) when he was hospitalized. I cried myself to sleep the day I heard of this wondering how the family would keep afloat if Sugar Bear had died. It’s such a scary thought. I’m glad that god was looking over Sugar Bear’s side and was cured of his illness:) My prayers and best wishes to the Thompsons:):):)And may they have a long successful career in television!!

  59. Teeny Says:
    March 26th, 2014 at 6:04 am

    Its really no different than any of the other trashy reality shows. Just because they are fat makes it worse I suppose. Anybody that gets fed a steady diet of butter and grease is gonna fart. I don’t like the fact that they talk about vaginas and poop. That’s nasty. Somewhere in between all the fat the family really loves each other. They need to get that extra thumb taken off the little girl, that’s bugging the heck out of me.It doesn’t make her “special” its a mutation and she is not gonna like growing up with a second thumb!! She’s actually gonna be a cute kid, give her a break. Good lord.


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