November 11, 2012 02:00 PM by Stephanie Gustafson
In our time watching Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, we’ve learned a few things: Honey Boo Boo’s family fiercely embraces its redneck ways. A dollar makes Honey Boo Boo holler. And finally, the pageant princess LOVES eating meat. But PETA apparently hasn’t figured this out yet, as the organization recently sent Honey Boo Boo a letter asking her to give her pet chicken a more animal-friendly name. Yeah, that’s not gonna happen.
Honey Boo Boo loves Nugget, her pet chicken, but she’ll love Nugget even more deep-fried and ready for consumption. PETA’s leaders either have not watched Here Comes Honey Boo Boo or don’t understand what a carnivore its star is, because they decided to send the little pageant queen a request for better animal treatment, or more specifically, not naming her pet after the means by which it will ultimately be consumed.
So, since PETA doesn’t find Nugget a suitable name for a chicken, what could work better? How about “I Am Not A Nugget?” Nice try, PETA, but you might as well quit now. In addition to being incredibly clumsy to pronounce, this name would be a bit misleading. It’s pretty obvious that Nugget ultimately will become a plate full of nuggets.
PETA rep Michelle Cho does have plenty of nice things to say about Nugget. Perhaps she’s hoping that flattery will help to prevent Nugget’s tragic fate. “As I’m sure you are learning from your chicken, chickens are smart, interesting animals with personalities of their own.” And if this tactic doesn’t work, there’s always appealing to Honey Boo Boo’s taste buds! The letter explains, “There are yummy vegan-chicken nuggets in grocery stores today that taste just like meat, except no chicken had to die to make them.”
This might be a valiant effort on PETA’s part, but it’s being wasted on the wrong celebrity. No animal advocate, nutritionist or child psychologist could possibly separate the pageant star from her meat platter!
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