Honey Boo Boo Chile’s TLC show premieres tomorrow and it looks outrageous

This is a promotional photo from TLC. I did not just pick the worst photo to use

Six year-old Honey Boo Boo Chile, one of the precocious stars of TLC’s “Toddlers & Tiaras,” has her own spin-off show on TLC. Honey Boo Boo’s co-star, Eden Wood, got a show on Logo this year called “Eden’s World” in which she and her family coached other tots in the competitive, bizarre world of child beauty pageants. So I guess this is the second spin off for a T&T castmember, featuring the one with the most colorful family to put it lightly.

Earlier this year we covered Honey Boo Boo and her mom, June, on Dr. Drew. June admitted that she regularly gives her daughter a mixture of Red Bull and Mountain Dew as part of her pageant prep, calling it “Go Go Juice.” No we can get a glimpse inside their fascinating family life, and the preview makes the show look as exploitative as a kiddie beauty pageant. Here’s more:

Get your go-go juice and tiara because it’s the Return of Honey Boo Boo! Toddlers & Tiaras’ breakout pageant superstar, Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, is back, and this time she’s brought her entire family with her! Yee haw! And we have a sneak peek at all the hilarity in store for TLC’s August 8th premiere!

TLC introduced 6-year-old pageant princess Alana in January and she instantly became an internet sensation with her thick accent, go-go juice-imbibing ways, coupon-queen mom, and her signature catch phrase, “A dollah makes me hollah, honey boo boo.”

Each episode follows Alana, her stay-at-home mom June, chalk-mining dad “Sugar Bear,” sisters 12-year-old Lauryn, 15-year-old Jessica, and 17-year-old pregnant Anna. From four-wheeling through mud pits to picking up road kill for the family cookout and beauty pageants, viewers see more to the trials and tribulations of a family living in rural Georgia.

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo premieres on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 on TLC with six half-hour episodes.

[From The Insider]

For those of you who watch The Simpsons – do you remember when Cletus’ kids got hired by Krusty the Clown to provide entertainment on his show, and made them play up being backwoods hicks? That’s what this show reminds me of. Only Lisa isn’t going to swoop in and save anyone from this mess.

Here’s the trailer for the show. There’s a 17 year-old sister who is pregnant, the family has a pig that seems to live in the house, and their recreational activities include four wheeling and jumping into mud. A commenter on YouTube mentions that the mother, June, is 32, which would have made her about 14 when her oldest daughter was conceived. (The 17 year-old that’s pregnant now.) Her husband is 40, which means he was about 22 at the time and it was statutory rape. I just hope June is lying about her age.

I can’t with this show. TLC should be ashamed, but you know that network has no capacity for shame. They regularly feature people who eat rocks and drink their own pee. Watching these clips makes me feel sick to my stomach, not because of this family but because a show like this even got made.

Here’s a clip where they go to an auction and bid on donuts or something. The mother sneezes multiple times during her interview segment and never says “excuse me.” There’s another clip available on Huffington Post where the pregnant 17 year-old gets an ultrasound and the technician makes the brilliant decision to perform one on six year-old Honey Boo Boo so she can see the chicken nuggets in her stomach. (Really.) I’ll say something nice – she’s a cute kid.

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  1. beyonce's bump says:

    the mom is disgusting. Honey Boo Boo never stood a chance. ugh

  2. LittleDeadGirl says:

    This show is beyond wrong but to be fair there’s shit like it on tv already. I’m not gonna watch it. I don’t think I’ve watched TLC in a long long time. I’ve seen the promos once and I couldn’t understand a single thing any of them were saying and I’m an immigrant with a really good ear for accents.

  3. Jackie O says:

    exploitation at its finest.

  4. Anahata says:

    Oh law. You know, I live in Georgia and don’t know one person like this. Ive seen them at Walmart when I drive by one, but that’s it. My people are smart, clean, and polite.

    • RTR_Girl says:

      THIS, from a native Alabamian and current GA resident. Without fail, TV producers only feature the most redneck, cringeworthy Southerners and never show the rest of us in the majority, who are educated, use proper grammar and don’t look like we just stepped out of the “People of Wal-Mart” website. Major pet peeve of mine. This show sounds like a trainwreck.

      • MorticiansDoItDeader says:

        Welcome to my world, where everyone thinks the residents of NJ are some variation of Jersey Shore cast members : /

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        I don’t have cable and never knew shows like this even existed but after reading this, the first thing I thought was: sucks that they’re portraying a really stereoypical impression of a part of the country that is likely as diverse as anywhere else. Shame on them.

        I hear ya, Mort. If it makes you feel better we have plenty of “Jersey Shore types” that are native Bostonians so that kind of personality is def. not unique to Jersey!

      • moxylady007 says:

        I live in NJ right now too. We moved here the summer that Jersey Shore came out. We didnt give the stereotype much thought though as we are both originally from the midwest, which has plenty of its own stereotypes. Almost all of which are wrong. NJ is beautiful, with some of the best public schools in the nation. I havent met a single person who was remotely Jersey Shore-ish.

        My big complaints about this state are the way people drive (good lord!) and taxes being insanely high.

      • Desi says:

        Now one knows how it feels to be black and watch ratchetness on T.V., that is viewed as representation of Black folk. I don’t know or have anyone near my circle that acts like some of the ish I’ve seen on T.V.

        Bottom line normal folks, black or white and everything in between, is not considered entertaining…Sad what T.V. has become.

      • gg says:

        I’m from Georgia, mom and dad are from Georgia, and I can’t understand a word of what they are saying, especially the mother.

    • Rachel says:

      I’m from WV, so I empathize. Have you seen the episodes of My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding??? They purposefully sought out the most rednecky areas to film in, and then play it off like that’s the norm. Then there’s the Wild Wonderful Whites of WV. That’s the example people have of WV. It’s horrifying.

    • Lindy says:

      I’m cringing even just reading about this show! Born and raised in Georgia, and while I know that there are, sadly, plenty of families like this one in my state, I also just spent a decade in Indiana. Where I found PLENTY of people like this (and look, it’s probably only fair that we recognize that, yes, these folks are as trashy as they come, but they’re also a result of generational, systemic poverty with no real sense of broader horizons. I feel sorry for the kids, who may never escape).

    • Reece says:

      Los Angeles. It is a complete deal breaker when I meet someone that categorizes LA as Hollywood.

    • stella says:

      Blacks complain about horrible ghetto presentations all the time but no one cares. People just point and laugh and give it great ratings. When the shoe is on the other foot people want to complain and sue TLC. Why don’t we protest against all shows that present the worst of society for sport?

  5. Mia 4S says:

    Remember once upon a time when TLC was known as The Learning Channel? Yeah, me neither.

  6. Lala says:

    It’s the end of the world as we know it…and I DON’T feel fine…


    This reminds me of one of the most disturbing movies I’ve EVER seen…”Gummo”…which I thought could be a documentary…

    Alas…this show is the answer to THAT question…

  7. I Love Kim K. says:

    I’m not a genius but if she is 32 and has a 17 year old that means she got pregnant at 14! Why isn’t Sugar Bear in jail for being 22 and getting a 14 year old pregnant?

    • TexTRex says:

      In some states, if her parents agree to the marriage, they can sign a waiver for her to “get hitched”. Of course, it’s the South. Yikes! That means they were married on 1994???

      • Islandgirl2161 says:

        “Of course, it’s the South.”

        Um, what am I supposed to infer from that statement– that we’re all pedophiles or all married at 14? Sorry to disappoint, but we still look down at pedophilia… and at marriage at such an early age due to the obvious psychological, emotional, and developmental issues.

        Being from SC, I have noticed the rampant (and often dismissed) hostility focused towards the South. Yeah, we may have a different accent than you, but I promise, there are just as many Honey Boo Boo types in my backyard as there are in yours (which is to say, hopefully very few, as this entire show is a travesty).

        Be a bit more careful next time you make over generalizations–more often than not, they aren’t true.

      • Greenandgray says:

        I completely agree with islandgirl2161′s comment. I’m from sc, too, and there’s a lot more to the south than the negative stereotypes so often touted as reality. Frankly, if a person chooses to write off “the south” as a one dimensional train wreck of civilization, then that is their loss.

      • Axis2ClusterB says:

        Which, of course, means that we all dropped out of school at age 13 to marry our cousin/uncles and have two-headed babies, right?


      • Laura says:

        I’m from south Texas, and I am NOT offended (live in Nebraska now, which has its own set of stereotypes). Life is easier if you can laugh those things off.

    • swack says:

      Last time I looked 32 – 17 = 15 (not that a year makes a difference). This show is so wrong on so many different levels. Why do we reward stupidity in this country (and I don’t mean the 17 year old being pregnant – that happens in the best of families)? This poor child is being exploited and it doesn’t look, from the picture, that any of them except the mother are excited about the show.

    • GirlyGirl says:

      If they locked up every white trash hubby that got a 14 year old pregnant the entire Mud party industry would go belly-up. NASCAR would also be devastated

  8. lassie says:

    Quick! Choose: Honey Boo Boo’s family or the Kardashians?

    I’d choose a punch in the face.

  9. Birdie says:

    Rednecks. Disgusting. Poor kid.

  10. Ming says:

    Oh dear and people complain about piratet movies.

    Who the hell chooses to watch this hell of television, when you can watch all kind of acclaimed A++++ stuff on the net *baffled*

  11. spinner says:

    I have nothing nice to say & just came here with the observation that little boo boo looks just like Hayden Panettier.

  12. QQ says:

    She is NOT a cute kid ( and i feel ok saying this since they are pimping her in pageants and tv like she is) Homely at best, the sassy gross “black Gurl” act is even more offensive than her gross ass family at large.

  13. Marianne says:

    They are the biggest hick family ever. And they seriously gave the nickname “Chubbs” to one of the girls?

    I dont mind the little piggie. Pig’s are actually quite clean animals.

    • Palefire says:

      I don’t have cable or hardly watch tv. I can’t believe this even exists …… I gave up on tv in 2006. And I’m much happier. I watch what I want through Netflix mostly educational documentaries when I do catch shows at others houses like this I feel BARFY also.

  14. Lala says:

    If we don’t watch it…

    It will go…away…

    We have the POWER…LET’S USE IT PEOPLE!!!


  15. DanaG says:

    I just thought the exact same thing wow….just wow and so not in a good way. So will the pregnant teen get to be on Tenn Mom? Honey Boo Boo just doesn’t stand a chance.

  16. marie says:

    they will give anyone a show, and it’s truly disgusting..

    • Justyna says:

      Not anyone, only the worst ones. These days it’s really hard to find a show centered around normal, intelligent people with something clever or at least not flat out moronic to say. But it’s not an American thing (as some posters above worried), I’m from Europe and I’ve seen shows about equally horrible people in Poland, Germany and the UK. I’d love to visit the USA (it’s one of my biggest dreams, actually), preferably to go on a road trip across the South and I doubt anyone with half a brain could think that this family is the representation of people from Georgia or the Southerners in general. The only thing they might represent is the universal stupidity.

      *Sorry for any language mistakes.

  17. I.want.shoes says:

    That kid is not cute. She is deranged.

    And what”s with the mom’s evil face that she keeps making?

  18. Lem says:

    Unfortunately, I see no need for subtitles. I speak redneck. Bless their hearts. I don’t know about all y’all; but I’m thinking as far as pageant families go. .. ..
    Yeah, in leaving that thought unfinished.

  19. Maritza says:

    This show is going to be a hit because most people like to watch shows with dysfunctional families, I guess it makes their own family look normal.

  20. Amy says:

    I’ll stick with “Raising Hope,” my fantasy version of this train wreck. Better acting, better writing and for sure a much happier outcome for all involved.

  21. Lisa says:

    I watch What Not To Wear and TLC has been promoting this every 5 minutes. TLC really has no shame, nor does any adult who consented to this abomination.

  22. Anname says:

    Love LOVE the caption under the first photo! That has to be a purposely bad promo shot.

  23. Hautie says:

    I even hate to point this out… but the age of consent used to be a lot lower than it is now.

    And I suspect no one was upset when our girl here… the future Mother of the Year… got pregnant at 14/15 years old. (I believe Georgia’s age of consent currently is 16.)

    And it seems like when I was in school in the 80′s… that most southern states had it set lower, like 14.

  24. the original bellaluna says:

    “Pregnantest” and “testerosterone” are my two faves, I think.

    Are the parents married? Not that it makes a difference when those stunning genetics are combined, just curious…

    And were the tp-ing their OWN yard?

  25. Fritzi Schnitzer says:

    That child needs a speech therapist. How does a woman grow so many chins in only 32 years? I just can’t with these under-read, over-fed knuckle dragging mouth breathing troglodytes. Honey DooDoo’s parents must have met at a family reunion. Wait…what?? Do they actually eat roadkil?

  26. Christina says:

    When I say “some people should not be allowed to reproduce”, it is definitely meant for people like this. They should rename this show, “Honey Boo Boo’s Road to Heart Disease, Stroke and Teen Pregnancy”. It is sad and alarming that people exploit their own children like this, make money off of being disgusting, uneducated slobs and networks like TLC prey on it.

  27. lisa2 says:

    This is going to be a HUGE hit. Its sad but it will be watched.

    Ugh.. but this is obviously what people want to see.. I don’t understand it but there you go.

  28. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    The little girl really says “A dollar will make me holla?”

    Isn’t this similar to the Tone Loc song about prostitution “I need 50 dollars to make me holla, I get paid to do the Wild Thang.”

    I don’t doubt for a second this is where they got her catch phrase.

  29. sanna says:

    You can kvetch all you want, but the show got made because they KNOW people will watch it. Don’t yell at TLC, yell at the audience.

    Why do you think there’s been like 35 seasons of The Bachelor?

  30. princesslizabeth says:

    UGH! Why are these shows even on the air? Disgusting.

  31. francesca1 says:

    Exploitation is unattractive. Exploiting people this unattractive is revolting.

  32. Rux says:

    My husband who has a giant disdain for reality TV actually wants to see this. Go figure.

  33. Aud says:

    They all need Weight Watchers.

  34. Vicki says:

    People like this exist, even up North, and sadly I’m related to some. My cousin just traded a goat for a tattoo. Fortunately for me I live far away and have nothing to do with that side of the family.

  35. Smokey blues says:

    I love how the mom refers to their diet. Does it LOOK like anyone is on a diet? Poor Honey BooBoo is already overweight. I think she is cute, and I want to take her away. Give her a bath, feed her properly, and spend evenings practicing reading with her, cuddled up in a calm environment. I want to save Honey BooBoo from the inevitable!!

  36. mar says:

    This is why we can’t find good programs on tv. It’s cheaper and easier to produce this garbage. Somebody is watching I guess….

  37. pintaLOL says:

    This is disgusting. What trash. I feel sorry for those kids.

  38. Chicagogurl17 says:

    “A dollah makes me hollah” sounds more like a catch phrase for a prostitute, not a little girl. I come from hicks and these ppl are beyond that, they look/talk like carny. Its disgusting how important money is. I’m seriously considering giving up TLC.

    • gg says:

      I think it’s meant to be that way – she’s being her (mother’s) version of “precocious”, because she obviously got it from her mom. Of course they don’t really get that getting their daughter to act like an adult prossie when she’s a little girl borders on sexual abuse.

  39. Chicagogurl17 says:

    “A dollah makes me hollah” sounds more like a catch phrase for a prostitute, not a little girl. I come from hicks and these ppl are beyond that. Its disgusting how important money is. I’m seriously considering giving up TLC.

  40. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    They bid on groceries? Where is this place? Do they have running water and electricity? ..The videos are so disturbing. These people are disgusting and out of control…People love to watch a train wreck, unfortunately.

    • Marianne says:

      Some auctions sell off food. For instance my dad got a big box filled with packages of blockbuster popcorn from an auction. Obviously the auctioneer (or whomever) bought some of the boxes (since Blockbuster is going out of business) and decided to sell them. I’ve also seen stuff like jam get sold at an auction. I don’t think it’s THAT unusual.

  41. mia says:

    There is a family that rents houses in my are-N.C. and they are pretty much inbred and illbred but they are from Rochester, N.Y. They are like a can of roaches so at any given time there could be as many as 20 adults and 30 kids living in a 2 bedroom house. They know how to use the system so they always have food, clothing and housing.
    Once they distroyed a floor joist in a house and had zoning rule the house unsafe so they managed to get out of paying 3 months back rent.

    • pf says:

      Someone who once lived in the Rochester/Buffalo area told me that upstate NY has the highest number of inbred families in the US. Don’t know if it is true but I’m sure those 50 people are cousins/siblings/married especially if they’re all living together. WE ARE ANIMALS!

  42. SleepyJane says:

    The caption under the headlining photo is hilarious.

  43. EscapedConvent says:

    This is beyond horrifying. Words almost fail me. The mother scared the hell out of me when I saw them on Anderson Cooper, where she & Honey Boo Boo appeared in matching outfits. She said she gave her daughter “Go-go juice…to help her get UP for the judges.” That kid is up all right, probably for days.

    I really don’t understand how TLC is still on the air.

  44. HappyJoyJoy says:

    Why isn’t she in jail? Red Bull & Mt. Dew is basically setting her up for Diabetes before she reaches the age of ten. I don’t think her setup is endearing, or funny. It’s sad and pathetic. Poor kid never stood a chance.

  45. cw says:

    OK sorry, but earlier when i watched this I thought i’d be sick…terrible

    but, just now, well, i’m started like this little kid…..kind a like to hang out with these guys. lololo

  46. mela says:

    Oh my god, I am probably the only person that thinks this is funny. I think honey boo boo is a character!! And as for her family, I don’t really judge them…they are what they are, it is what it is! people are different, I don’t think they are harming anyone. they seem to stick together and love each other

  47. JustaGirl says:

    If this is the type of show getting Nielsen ratings, they need to ban the current owners of Nielsen systems and reissue them. I can’t believe people willingly watch this stuff.

  48. Kim says:

    Before too long, the go-go juice will be bathtub crank and she’ll be shooting it instead of drinking it. This is not my wish, but my fear.

  49. Miz Misanthrope says:

    It’s the Idiocracy in action-seriously that movie gives me chills at how accurate it is. But to make any of you Americans feel better…I’m Canadian and the area I went to high school in was full of these types. It’s not just you.

    On the other hand I’m the same age as Momma Bear there…makes me think I should keep her picture on hand to remind myself that I’m actually aging well.

    • Marie Antoinette Jr. says:

      This family could have made a cameo in Idiocracy… they are proof it’s really happening–that movie is coming TRUE. Seriously, last night on the news here, there was a story on how gatorade isn’t as good for you as WATER. My hand to god! LOL!
      Idiocracy should be required viewing in every school in this country–and, it should win an honorary oscar this year.

  50. Hikkilove says:

    I feel bad for honey boo boo. I feel like her parents are going to milk her for all shes worth and leave her a very troubled person.

  51. Relli says:

    Oh TLC, you make me feel so crappy when you put things like this on and I cant just enjoy my “Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding*,” in my own bubble of guilt.

    *WARNING* watching this lead to harder things, like more shows on TLC, i may or may not have also gotten roped into Cheer Perfection and some miniseries abotu competitive Irish Dancing.

    Also I notice you didn’t put up the video where she tries out her new catchphrase;


    ugh, i cant with these people.

  52. Sarah says:

    I’ve watched some really terrible television but this crosses the line for me. There’s something about the unhealthy state of that mother that makes me feel ill.

  53. PJ says:

    It just gets me that the majority of these comments are negative. What gives you the right to judge someone by your standards. What makes you think your life is better than these people. So they make fun of themselves, if it helps you get through the day then go for it. I’m from rural Georgia in fact the exact same area. I ride four wheelers in the mud, rain, sleet and snow. I go to auctions and sometimes buy things. I dance in the rain. I swim in the lake and ride jet skis. I ride motorcycles down mainstreet Daytona Fl, and I’ve seen alot worse on that street than I’ve seen in my town. Don’t judge people until you know who they really are. Mike “Sugarbear” is a volunteer fireman and first responder, who Thank God was there with my son, He responds to almost every emergency call and works his ass off to support that family, so don’t you judge him from what you see. Its entertainment folks and thats all it is. And June coupons to save a dollar, so what’s so wrong with that, and please this over weight thing, well you better be looking all around, because the majority of American Citizens are over weight. By the way I graduated high school and college and I don’t think for one minute I’m better than them or you, I just want to get through this life the best way I know how, just like you.

    • Erinn says:

      I agree with some of this. My major problem with them is, after seeing Toddlers and Tiaras I just CAN’T like June. From the little clips I’ve seen Mike seems like a pretty cool guy.

      June however, had her daughter sticking her chubby gut out for some strange reason while practicing her routines. The woman belched loudly and I don’t recall any ‘excuse me’ or anything following it. She lacks class. I have nothing against couponing, or auctions or 4-wheeling, or a country lifestyle. Hell, I love 4-Wheeling in the woods.

      I have a problem with them pushing their daughter to be a ‘character’. When that kid gets older acting like a bossy little brat is not going to get her anywhere in life. I don’t expect them to be prim and proper by any means, but they could at least attempt to teach the little girl how to behave in a way that isn’t setting her up for disaster. And they need to cut out the redbull and mountain dew.

      I think they probably have a lot of fun, and seem to really care about eachother, but there is a point where you have to pull yourself in and assess ‘is this behavior helping my kids?’.

      When that little girl is giggling and genuinely having fun I can like her. I think she seems like a sweet kid. But this whole ‘honey boo boo child hollah for a dollah I’m a beauty diva’ schtick isn’t good. When she is grabbing her stomach and talking about showing it to the judges also isn’t good. I think there ARE good things about this family, but there are a lot of things that just aren’t good. I’m sure other families are the same- mine wasn’t perfect but they also didn’t pimp me out to tv and pageants.

    • tifygodess24 says:

      Just as you have the right to think they are good people , others have the right to think they are not. Its funny you say not to judge but they chose to put their life on TV and to hype their child up on red bull and mountain dew and also to let her say and act the way she does and not to mention the rest of them. No one is saying they are trash because they go to auctions or 4 wheeling they say it because of the way they present themselves. So get off your soap box, because I guarantee just like the rest of us you judge people as well.

      • mela says:

        Eh, I get what she is saying. Lord knows what people would judge about my family, and I think were imperfect but decent people. I think it’s not fair to judge people based on their socio-economic status. As long as they aren’t PHD joker-loving mass murderers, I see this as a funky family doing their best. I think people should lighten up about this family. Just because they aren’t as “smart” as you, or are as “classy” as you,or have a lot of money in the bank, still doesn’t mean they should have their children taken away or be looked at as bad people! We’re all different and if you are trying your best to do good with what you’ve got, I’m cool with that! Honey Boo Boo looks she she enjoys the pageants anyways

    • Ramona Q says:

      The sad part of this whole thing, the part I am critical of, isn’t the family – it’s that the Hollywood TV-making people are putting this show on as a freakshow: the producers will encourage it and edit it that way. These negative comments about the family itself are misdirected. As Celebitchy wrote, she didn’t pick the most unflattering photo, TLC did. On purpose. Remember you are criticizing a family based on heavily-edited footage by a shameless company with an agenda to exploit these people.

    • Marie Antoinette Jr. says:

      PJ, I agree with you except for the atv part. Those things are seriously dangerous and unless you ride them only on your own land, really obnoxious to your neighbors.

    • Mandy says:

      Why would you need couponing if you’re getting food stamps?

  54. Shelly says:

    Who the hell is going to watch this garbage?! White trash, rednecks, hillbillies. This family is a bunch of obese, uneducated, trashy slobs. And I never say that about anyone, but I just can’t deal with this family.

  55. Juliette says:

    This is just straight up disgusting. The mom is hard to look at and I feel sorry for all those children. She has the manners and grace of a feral alley cat. What a pig of a woman.

    I don’t watch TLC because I think all of their shows are exploitive and hard to watch.

    Honey Boo there is going to have nothing but problems in later years. Diabetes, early pregnancy the list goes on.

    This whole show should be used as a cautionary tale and those two are not fit to be parents. Gross.

    • mela says:

      I think you are being a little harsh!! We’re all humans, and they may be redneck but rednecks are humans too. they deserve to have their own family unit just like you and me. Classy/rich/affluent people get diabetes/heart problems (hello bill clintion), have monsters for children(helloooo the kennedys) and have teenage pregnancies too (helloo the palins). Just because they’re different , everyone wants to be condescending I think. They have every right to go down to the auction to buy food and goodies! why NOT? Honey Boo Boo wants to do pageants. why NOT? the girl got pregnant at 17? shit HAPPENS. Just my imo

      • Marie Antoinette Jr. says:

        I don’t think anyone considers Bill Clinton or the Palins “classy”. And members of the Kennedy family have been involved in shady, undignified and criminal dealings since the 1920s.
        I understand the point you are trying to make mela, but I think you need to find some better examples.
        Money and success don’t always equal good breeding and behavior; and the reverse is true as well.

      • mela says:

        Thank you, you prove my point. Palin did run for VP of the free world, love her or hate her, Bill Clinton was president of the free world. The rich and affluent, no matter how imperfect they are, are rewared with fame, fans and money but they are no better than people like the honey boo-boo’s so why hate on them so much! it’s hypocrisy. The Honey Boo Boo’s aren’t doing any harm. If anything, they might get some money and a foot up on the economic ladder. Besides, they look like they are having a good time with their family! And the dad is a firefighter apparently, which is a respectable profession. All I see with this show is a good laugh and absolutely nothing to take serious

    • jbkelly says:

      This show is a study in human dynamics and details the results of swimming in the shallow end of the gene pool without a life preserver. In 6 weeks when the study is over they will become the poster family for spay and neuter!!!

  56. guiole says:

    People have been watching the simpsons and loving it for years.. this is just with real people.

  57. skuddles says:

    I see Honey Boo Boo’s Mommy is a Honey Boo Blob.

    So sick of these effed up Mom’s trying to live through their children and the lowlife networks who give them reality shows. Enough with the disgusting child exploitation!!

  58. Sarah Talks says:

    OMG! This is going to be awesome!!!!


    Just when you thought reality TV couldn’t get anymore ridiculous. I love it!

    • Charlotte says:

      Whew! Me, too. I was starting to feel like a puppy kicker because I was amused by the show and not outraged by it. Jeez-you’d think they’d organized a mass murder or something. Yes, there is a lack of manners, a lack of class if you will. But I came away from watching this show thinking, “Here’s a family that really cares about each other, watches out for each other, takes what life gives them, and has fun with it.” I have a graduate degree, have never been arrested, and don’t show my belly or boobs in public and I thought them jumping in the mud pit looked kinda fun.

  59. mela says:

    I gotta give it to hardworking generally decent people like the Honey Boo Boo’s who wave their freak flags high and give the proverbial middle finger to the critics.

    You only live on this planet once, might as well enjoy the life you were given, your situation in life and embrace and love yourself. I don’t know, am I totally crazy?! totally way off???

    • catt says:

      I don’t believe for a minute that this family “embrace and love themselves’ and are ‘celebrating waving their freak flag high’. Give me a break. I bet that mother is a mean nasty piece of work who exploits her daughter for her own gain and is a miserable wreck off camera and is more judgmental than all of Celebitchy combined. And the Dad? How together can he be continuing to put up with his wife’s behavior and letting her raise the kids so unhealthy and undisciplined? Fail.

  60. Ally says:

    This is the biggest collection of recessive genes that I have ever seen.

  61. fiya says:

    Let’s be real. They are choosing to exploit themselves for money in order to gain a better life later on. Look at the Jersey cast, Kate Gosselin, geez even Kardashian – each raking in more than they were prior to their reality life.

    ALL of whom make my skin itch, but hey, I get it.

    • Kimlee says:

      They aren’t doing it to make their live better, thier doing it for attention.

      Really how did the money make Jersey cast, Kate Gosselin, geez even Kardashian lives any better? Most if not all of these people would have been better off with out it but greed is a green eye moster and once they got the attention they can’t seem to let it go.

  62. Kellie says:

    All of them are the exact same complexion of a pot bellied pig.

  63. NYC_girl says:

    Why do people want to watch this? TLC is profiting on misfortune and stereotypes. The people who agree to ‘star’ in these programs are especially unfortunate for making a spectacle out of their situation. I don’t think it’s amusing or funny to put yourself out there to be ridiculed in exchange for money, wherever you’re from. These people should be ashamed.

  64. e.non says:

    just watched the videos.

    oh my god. there is absolutely nothing appealing about that child. she better enjoy these pageant days, cause by the time she’s 10, she’s going to weigh 500 lbs.

    and that food auction… ay yi yi..

  65. Zimmer says:

    Since when can pageants be referred to as “a sport”?

  66. Lia says:

    TLC has sunk to a new low. Rewarding idiocy like Honey Boo Boo has become the norm in our society, and TLC has lost a viewer in me. I’m sure they couldn’t give a rat’s ass.

  67. Boo says:

    I’ve never watched any of these shows, so I have to ask: does Honey Boo Boo have a real name, or…is that it?

  68. Bettybooboo says:

    It’s the most horrible family I have ever seen! Disgusting and FAT! Trailer trash,and the way they speak can’t even understand them at times. Whole family is FAT & disgusting. I for sure will not waste my time. And the poor little girl a couponer..get real Child please go get adopted. Her MOM has 3 chins, poor child I hope she doesn’t look like her mother when she grows up

    • Holl says:

      please don’t insult people who live in trailers. if you cant tell from the footage, they live in a house. My husband grew up in trailers and he is a fine upstanding individual in the military and finishing his Masters degree. Trailers are just homes built on land you already own for less than 50K. Most people who live in Trailers that I know are the most debt free people I’ve ever met. So call them what they are, rednecks lol

  69. lisa2 says:


    American TV and subtitled :/

  70. dorothy says:

    TLC has become the trash channel. Just the fact that they believe people want to see these people is insulting. As for the family, this is what happens when people interbreed.

  71. Sumodo1 says:

    I am a fan. I will watch this show. Honey Boo Boo and her family will make for some good television. Yes, I used to work for NPR and PBS. Produced local news at the ABC affiliate in Philly. Yes, I am an eastern intellectual snob. I just know compelling television.

    • Pollo says:

      People like you are the reason why they air this trash.

      • Sarah Talks says:

        Pollo, you sound like a “Do as we believe” Christian, in that you think everyone should like/accept only what you like, and despise everything you hate.

        We all have different tastes. Some people like Country music some can’t stand it. Some people like Horror films some can’t stand it.

        This show is Country and Horror all wrapped in one and it looks delightfully entertaining to me.

        I too will be watching this show if only for the sheer hilarity that is promises.

        As some have mentioned before many of you haven’t been in such an uproar when offensive depictions of African-Americans were broadcasted on these stupid reality shows, but now that it hits a little closer to home you’re up in arms? Hmmm…..

        Whether it is filmed or not these hillbillies would still be rubbing mud on their bellies and belching while cutting coupons. It’s funny.

        Funny as hell!!!!

        Get over yourself and your self-righteousness to b**tch at people because they like something you don’t approve of.

      • gg says:

        @ Sarah-

        Wow, unbelievable. I don’t even know where to start with nasty comments like this. You’re assuming an awful lot about this person, don’t you think????

        And I don’t think there is a show about a black family anything like this — it would never get aired!

    • catt says:

      I cannot believe that anyone would think this is ‘compelling’. You’re joking right?

  72. Pollo says:

    Then don’t watch it. I know I won’t!!!!

  73. Jaded says:

    TLC – ‘The Learning Channel’ – ya right. Learn how to be trash. They should change the name to Trash Loving Channel.

  74. Holl says:

    You know, this is the real face of poverty in America. intellectual poverty. Now im not saying everyone has to be a braniac because thats not fair to those who are content with simplicity but the fact there are people like this who probably have I-Phones, spend thousands on pageants for their 5 year olds and yet collect EBT (food stamps) irritates me. Hopefully they use the show to save up for Honey Boo’s college fund and with a pregnant teen in the house, they’ll need all the money they can get

  75. Amanda_M87 says:

    Ew what a bunch of rednecks. Who the heck else would name their kid Honey Boo Boo. Canyou imagine her applying for her first job in ten years with that name?

  76. Marie Antoinette Jr. says:

    The truth is, it’s normal to be shocked and disgusted by this behavior. It is frightening to have such little respect for yourself that you purposefully and publicly feed your children unhealthy food, drive recklessly and dangerously on atvs, and think playing in mud is a perfectly acceptable entertainment for children AND adults.
    Many people are understandably repulsed by behavior like this because generally speaking, if a person doesn’t have respect for himself; he probably doesn’t have respect for anyone else either.

  77. Sarah Talks says:

    This family reminds me of the “Bacon is Good for me” little boy that was on Wife Swap.


    What a classic!

    Maybe that kid and his family will get their own show. It would be just as entertaining.

  78. Jordan says:

    Good grief, that’s a promotional photo? An intentional one?

  79. Mommy209 says:

    As a Southern girl born and bred, I have a serious problem with the “characters” portrayed on this show. There seems to be a trend on television of glamorizing (or perhaps exploiting is a better word) ‘rednecks’. Maybe it started with Larry the Cable Guy. The problem is that most of us who grew up in the country (aka the rural south in this case) have manners, respect, decorum, and a healthy fear of God and our Mommas. These people display NONE of these traits! My Granny would say they are just plain “uncouth”! Will NOT be watching!

    • LittleDeadGirl says:

      I feel for you. I have alot of friends in the South and they are nothing like these assholes but sadly these are the only southerns you see on TV and it pushes this stupid stereotype that I do think is kind of vile that it’s accepted.

  80. Kim says:

    To think TLC actually stands for “The Learning Channel”.

  81. Cynthia says:

    These people remind me of some of the neighbors I have living around me.

  82. erika says:

    and…CUE THE BANJO!!!

    deer deer deer deer durrr durrr durrr deee durr…deer deer deer deer durrr durrr durrr deee durr…

    God damn honey boo boo you play a mean banjo! I bet you can squeal like a pig!

    their necks could not be any redder if they had a necklace of empty bud beer cans draped around them…

  83. UniqJaz says:

    LOL @ the first picture caption
    “This is a promotional photo from TLC. I did not just pick the worst photo to use”

  84. faye says:

    That is an ugly looking kid.

  85. Booby says:

    Oh who am I kidding? I’m gonna watch the sh*t out of this show!

  86. jwoolman says:

    About the early marriage: it’s partly due to circumstances where further education doesn’t seem useful since jobs available don’t require it and there is no family tradition  for it, especially for girls. Plus they may avoid abortion and may or may not have access to (and education in) various forms of birth control. 

    But also certain cultures expect marriage when a baby is on the way- or even expect early marriage before having sex, then early divorce may be just as acceptable so a very young person may already have been married more than once.  Basically, when the relationship gets to the “having sex” part, instead of heading for the back seat of a car they just go ahead and get married. One famous example was the Great Balls of Fire guy, Jerry Lee Lewis, who got blasted for marrying his 13 year old 2nd cousin – not a big deal and very normal in their isolated community, but a shocker to the more “sophisticated” urban crowd. His wife couldn’t understand the fuss,  since one of her sisters got married at 12 and the other at 14. Lewis was about 19 at the time and already had been married at least once. Elvis Presley also came from a culture that was comfortable with early marriage for women – his relationship with his future wife started when she was quite young, in her early teens, although they waited to get married. 

     I knew a woman from a nearby state who married at the age of 12 (her husband was 19) to get away from her abusive father. (I also knew two young women in my college who married while still freshmen for the same reason. ) But when abuse is not a problem, often the young married couple lives with the wife’s parents for quite a while. The guy is expected to be older so he can get a paying job. So the reasons for such patterns may be more complicated and actually more understandable than you might think if you come from a culture that encourages women to delay marriage and pregnancy until they’re in their twenties and thirties, and also has more things for young people ( especially girls and young women) to do. 

    This is a pattern seen elsewhere also, especially in low-tech societies, but the pattern tends to linger quite a while after getting higher tech. You’re just sneering at these people because they live too close to you and have a little too much in common with you for comfort, rather than far, far away where you might not be so bothered by it and might actually respect their “traditional way of life”… That said- best of luck to little Honey Boo Boo. 

  87. constance k says:

    Lol I live in South Africa one of our cable network (we call it pay tv) just picked up TLC and E channel and now we are bombarded by trash reality tv for the first time. I just hope they will save the money for the kid therapy later on

  88. LMB says:

    Some people should not be allowed to breed.

  89. cko20 says:

    TLC used to stand for “The Learning Channel.” My, have times changed. Glorifying this behavior, this lifestyle just goes to show what is wrong with America today.

  90. anonimouse8319 says:

    I’ll get flack, but this little girl better enjoy what she earns because she IS NOT beauty pageant material…she’s got future fat slob written all over her…

  91. Ash says:

    TLC should be ashamed to pay these disgusting people and give them their own show. TLC should get sued for this one. And doesn’t help that shows like extra and E news are promoting her even more by doing interviews with this disgusting child. Just another family thats making money for being over the top like the kardashians! Whats wrong with us America? Give a girl a show for doing a sex tape now giving a little child for being pathetic disgusting and obnoxious. Thanks TLC will no longer be watching your network. Give the money to people who deserve it like positive role models perhaps? Oh and btw I’m from GA this is not how we act!

  92. Amber says:

    I am from the south and i do consider myself redneck. but im clean, i have manners, and im not ignorant. those nasty people set a bad example for people like me.

  93. Holly says:

    I think some of you people should be ashamed of yourselves! Step out of your comfort zone and quit judging. Just because they act and live different than you, what gives you any room to say anything negative about others. They are a very happy family snd truly live o e another. Have you ever seen those other children that do that the pageants? They all wear make-up, they all dress the same and every parent has a concoction they give their child to hype them up. Their home is clean and their fed. The father works to support them. It just makes me nauseated to hear grown women comment so negatively about this child. Remember God is watching you and I’d bet none of you are as perfect as you think you are!

    • RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

      Dear Holly,
      This is celebitchy not a knitting circle. if you dont like the snark there is the door go home. As for me these people are the lowest of the low as far as over fed and inbred and are truely revolting examples of humanity. BUT, this is the society we live in….we are now living in the glorification of the degenerate.

    • gg says:

      So just because there are a whole raft of these pageant tots that are fed caffeine and sugar as a drug to help them “perform”, and their mothers (and some dads) do their hair and tons of makeup that make them look like 25-year-old hookers, and they compete for who looks basically the most like a sleazy adult, that makes it all okay, then, does it? No. I am very much opposed to these pageants and don’t understand how anybody can condone this. They are exploitative and the adults teach these kids to be sexual, which is WRONG in my book. The “dances” they do onstage that I have seen embarrass me – they are sexualized, and most of them haven’t even reached the first grade! This is nothing less than fodder for pedophiles. See: Jon Benet Ramsay, and what happened to her, for pete’s sake.

      I only hope that, after hearing all the inevitable criticism and backlash from this show, somebody steps out of the woodwork and talks to them and they decide to improve their lives, live more healthily, and clean up. Even tanning mom got a makeover and she looks great now.

  94. Holly says:

    I think some of you should be ashamed of yourselves! Step out of your comfort zone and quit judging. Just because they act and live different than you, what gives you any room to say anything negative about others. They are a very happy family snd truly live o e another. Have you ever seen those other children that do that the pageants? They all wear make-up, they all dress the same and every parent has a concoction they give their child to hype them up. Their home is clean and their fed. The father works to support them. It just makes me nauseated to hear grown women comment so negatively about this child. Remember God is watching you and I’d bet none of you are as perfect as you think you are!

  95. Holly says:

    I think some of you should be ashamed of yourselves! Step out of your comfort zone and quit judging. Just because they act and live different than you, what gives you any room to say anything negative about others. They are a very happy family and truly love one another. Have you ever seen those other children that do that the pageants? They all wear make-up, they all dress the same and every parent has a concoction they give their child to hype them up. Their home is clean and their fed. The father works to support them. It just makes me nauseated to hear grown women comment so negatively about this child. Remember God is watching you and I’d bet none of you are as perfect as you think you are!

    • eljeran says:

      uh no…..no one I know gives their children a sugary caffeine drink to hype them up, I know of no one who prides themselves of obesity, and I know of no one who thinks that ghetto-speak in a normal and dignified mode of communication. And Honey Boo Boo is just symbolic of entire pageantier movement that the few intelligent and spiritually conscience people are sickened by.

  96. Christy says:

    People watch it and that is why it will stay on. This family is beyond disgusting and I pray this show is cancelled before they become filthy rich off being filthy people. Really America? Is this what you want to waste your time watching?

  97. Diane Deibert says:

    Honey Boo Boo is not any show family want to watch, it’s full of rudeness and plain ridiculous. Bad manners and acts are not something we want our children to watch.
    And to reward anyone with this behavior is as ridiculous. I thought TLC was a learning channel, but this is not about learning anything our children need to learn, it’s plain gross.

  98. eljeran says:

    all these people want to say how disgusting it is, but are you watching it? If you are watching it at all then you are part of the problem and they will keep making this sickening shit. TLC has been making this type of white trash crap for a very long time now. ever since kate and jon came along, it has been their mission to exploit ignorant attention starved bottom feeders BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE WATCHING IT. White trash and immigrants love anything fat and loud mouthed, Charo-esque, or designer label doused. It is so embarrassing to even be on this planet. Waiting for the zombie apocolypse.

  99. bunkbed says:

    Let me just say that, that little baby (the one whos mother is the 17 year old) should be taken away from these losers.

    I can only hope someone calls social services.

  100. Jan Brady says:

    june sneezing and spiting all over… has anyone ever offered her a box of klneex… Then honey boo spiting and sneezing in the new babies clothes. babby has the allerg .chubbes and Punkin lay around braindead. Volcabulary farts, piss, shit, stinky breathe, crusty body. Oh, and MOMs forklift toe with the green worms comming ouy of it, Mama this is real educational…You are respoNsible for your babbies. What in the HELL ARE YOU THINKING BE SIDES MONEY AND YOUR OWN GREED….