Topic: honey boo boo

Honey Boo Boo Proves Exploiting Your Children For Money Works!

Honey Boo Boo Proves Exploiting Your Children For Money Works!

I’m sure there was a part of my brain that realized that the immense popularity of the show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” was probably making her family very rich. I just tucked that knowledge deep into the corners of my mind. I guess I can’t really face a world that wants to see a little girl pumped full of Mountain Dew and paraded around a stage looking like a Tammy Faye mini-me. More »

Honey Boo Boo’s Uncle Poodle Has HIV And Would Like To Speak To Your Kids About It

Honey Boo Boo's Uncle Poodle Has HIV And Would Like To Speak To Your Kids About It

Who else is thrilled that Here Comes Honey Boo Boo isn’t the colossal catastrophe that everyone thought it would be? Sure, we’re still talking about a little girl being schlepped around and exploited on reality TV, but hey, there are unfortunately tiers to such awfulness. As far as our resident Honey Boo Boo reporter Eve Vawter is concerned, the show has proved to be pretty sweet with an albeit unhealthful family supporting each other through the proverbial thick and thin. And now we can add HIV awareness and safe sex advocacy to the “positive things to come out of Honey Boo Boo” list.
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Honey Boo Boo’s Sketti Is Gross. Exploiting It For Entertainment Is Grosser.

Honey Boo Booâs Sketti Is Gross. Exploiting It For Entertainment Is Grosser.

TLC has made a business out of exploiting poor parenting, but the latest episode of ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo‘ (called ‘Time for Sketti!’) highlights a particularly disturbing aspect of the show. The episode is making the rounds thanks to Mama June‘s home cooking: She prepares meals for her family on a thrifty $80 a week, apparently serving road kill to her family when available, and when it’s not, serving what she calls “sketti”: spaghetti noodles covered in Country Crock margarine and ketchup. More »

We’re Not Exploiting Here Comes Honey Boo Boo By Watching, But TLC Could Be

Weâre Not Exploiting Here Comes Honey Boo Boo By Watching, But TLC Could Be

It’s ironic that Alana Thompson (better known as Honey Boo Boo Child) became known for the line “A dolla makes me holla,” because as it turns out, TLC may not be paying her much more than that. At least, not by reality TV standards: The Hollywood Reporter quoted a source claiming that TLC is paying the entire Thompson clan only $2,000-$4,000 an episode. That’s $40,000 at most for this family of six! More »

Honey Boo Boo Newborn Feeding Tip: Code Red Mountain Dew Is Not For Babies

Honey Boo Boo Newborn Feeding Tip: Code Red Mountain Dew Is Not For Babies

I hate it when my Honey Boo Boo people do something totally stupid, because it makes me regret defending accusations of Honey Boo Boo dressing like a slutty cupcake. The something stupid this time is Alana’s sister Pumpkin dipping Chikadee’s newborn daughter’s pacifier into a can of Mountain Dew Code Red and then shoving the pacifier in baby Kaitlyn’s mouth. More »