August 8th, 2012
11:47 AM ET

Honey Boo Boo Child's mom: Our family's crazy

If you saw Alana Thompson, better known to the world as Honey Boo Boo Child, on TLC's "Toddlers & Tiaras" in January, you had to know it was only a matter of time before a kid that energetic and expressive landed a show of her very own.


TLC is set to debut her new show, "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," Wednesday on the network, following the 6-year-old pageant contestant and her family as they go about their everyday lives in rural Georgia.

The Thompson clan includes dad Sugar Bear, a chalk-miner; sisters Lauryn ("Pumpkin"), Jessica ("Chubbs"), and Anna ("Chickadee"); and mom June, whom viewers of "Toddlers & Tiaras" will remember.

June told CNN in an interview that the idea for the show was born after Alana's appearance on TLC's reality series about young pageant contestants.

"America kind of wanted to know what our life was like outside of the pageant world, and this show will portray [that]," June said.

"We do a lot of mud bogging, four-wheel riding, going to community events," she said of the family's lifestyle. Viewers will still see the preparation for pageants, but it's mainly focused on the Thompson family "and the crazy things we do to pass the time by," June said. "I think America will get the gist of who we actually are."

June and her daughter haven't received positive feedback from all viewers, but the stay-at-home mom said that she has no regrets about signing on for the show.

"People are going to talk, good and bad, and it is what it is," she said. "My family, we enjoy what we've done and I would do it again."

At the very least, it does sound like those tuned in will be entertained.

"My family is crazy and - like, crazy. We're not boring," June said. "People have opinions, but if people actually sit down and talk with me and my family or talk with Alana, you'll see that Alana thoroughly enjoys doing what she does, and that we're not ignorant people like everybody says."

As far as how much longer June sees her family being in the spotlight, that decision's  up to Alana.

"We may do it for the next six months, we may end it next month," June told us. "When [Alana] doesn't want to do TV or pageants, then we quit everything and go back to our normal lives. We live a very normal life outside of the cameras and outside of the pageant world."

See for yourself when "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" airs at 10 p.m. ET tonight on TLC.

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  1. memory this--who cares

    June 8, 2013 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. poS

    honey boo boo is fine...she minds her own business and she does not make a career out of hacking

    memory eaten approximately 8pm

    January 21, 2013 at 5:13 am | Report abuse |
  3. Gary

    I forced myself to watch five minutes of this Honey Boo Boo crap when I was on sick leave one night. I knew the show was idiotic, but not as pathetic as what I witnessed in a mere five minutes. To see Boo Boo's morbidly obese mother preparing a Thanksgiving turkey, while her obese little Boo Boo daughter is dousing her dirty little hands in a tub of butter, butter falling in chunks on the dirty old and ugly kitchen floor, scooped up by her mother's filthy hands and smeared on the turkey. God what slobs! What a disgusting and ugly house they live in! That crappy old kitchen looks like it's over fifty years old. The only remodel done in a one hundred year old house. And then there's the other family with the tobacco spitting father and the rest of the clan which are all porkers. Just a simple minded, low class hillbilly family that supposedly represents "the American way of living." Why do Americans enjoy crap television of this nature so much? Are we as a nation really getting that much dumber? This is actually considered a form of entertainment? Yeah, I remember when the TLC channel once catered to a niche of intelligent viewers, with intelligent programs, and it truly was The Learning Channel. Now like most of everything on the tube it's got to be dumbed down to epidemic proportions! Holy Toledo this is scary!

    January 21, 2013 at 5:05 am | Report abuse |
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    November 14, 2012 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  5. Taley

    Honey Boo Boo is so adorable. I think she's the greatest child actress ever!. And she's one of the cutest too. Honey is going to go places with her cuteness and acting talents. She proves to be a smart child too becuase she supports President Barac Obama! Wow, I think that is so cool that this child is versed in politics at such a young age. Her parents are so easy going and welcoming. They seem like such a warm and nurturing family. I wish I had neighbors who were the type who'd like to come over and sit and have a talk once in a while with friendly kids. I wish sweet Honey Boo Boo all my best and thank you to TLC for making my lonely says with such happy, friendly TV shows that really touch the heart and soul. i only hope that people who disrespect the Honey Boo Boo show will start believing in it because it is real family life lucky enough to have their own TV show.

    October 28, 2012 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
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    October 18, 2012 at 6:29 am | Report abuse |
  7. CDAY

    she already has the crank teeth at such an early age, or is that an inbred look?

    October 8, 2012 at 3:48 am | Report abuse |
  8. Rich Harris

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    October 3, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  9. It's time to wake up

    Well gee maybe if the parents would control how she eats she wouldn't look that way and maybe if they begin controlling her diet she won't look that way when she becomes a teen and maybe if they didn't plant her picture all over the TV after letting her get like that people won't have room to say anything.Gee boo boo for her maybe the blame should land on the parents .The public looks at her and sees how the parent over feed her and now that she has become over weight so they call her on it and of course now the public is the bad ones not the parents who stuffed her full of picky sticks and chicken nuggets o they are the prefect parents they have nothing wrong blah blah blah.Maybe instead of calling the public so awful for calling this little fat girl fat you should yell at parents for letting her get fat to begin with.

    October 2, 2012 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Sandi

      I think that this obese family should be put on a diet. If that is how they really act, there is something wrong with this redneck family and should all be put in therapy.. No one person can be that stupid.

      January 20, 2013 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
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    September 29, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
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    September 20, 2012 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  12. lisa

    I cant believe most of the people that wrote these comments are even "Mature Adults"! Wake Up, Just because this family may not be as well Educated as Most, Or live in a $150,000 house doesnt make them "White Trash". In my opinion shes alot smarter than most, June is an Extreme Couponer, I myself would like to know her She's pretty smart when it comes to shopping. As for the daughter having a baby at a young age. Who are you to Judge? This happens to alot of families, it doesnt mattter what class, or side of the tracks you come from. It can happen to your family. As far as Little Honey Boo Boo, Hey its all about having FUN and she looks like shes having FUN, and the great thing now is shes getting paid for it. So, STOP SAYING NASTY MEAN THINGS ABOUT THESE PEOPLE, God could take your good fortune away in a heartbeat.. I think we all learned from being a toddler to adulthood, DONT JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER, and If you dont like the show, flip the channel!!!

    September 3, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • sam jones


      FYI the word a lot is spelled a lot not alot

      September 5, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • carol

      That is exactly how i see it. Don't like it Flip the channel. I have no problem flipping when FOOTBALL is on. As long as they are having fun, life is to short to worry about what someone else thinks.

      September 5, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • pattysboi

      This is child exploitation at the worst, and Alana needs to be taken from her "family" and put up for state adoption, so she can have a NORMAL childhood. This is worse than "toddlers and tiaras", which needs to be yanked off the air. The so-called "parents" make themselves believe that the kid is "having fun", when it's clear to anyone with half a functioning brain cell that the child would MUCH rather be playing with friends.

      Where's Alana going to be in six years, when she loses her "cute" little looks? What's momma going to do now for $? I hope she uses the money now for therapy for her child.

      September 6, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • MD

      Judging by your spelling and punctuation errors it's evident you don't possess a sizable education either, eh?

      "Reality" shows are popular because this is what dumb people are facinated by. Minds numbed by the old tube, those electrons dancing out and about, the poor old gray matter is no longer whole; it becomes swiss cheese in a soupy broth.

      You want genuine fiction that's well written that supports and stimulates the mind? Then pick up a book and give the old tube the heave-ho!

      October 28, 2012 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  13. Tom

    What is mind boggling is that God has allowed people such as the Thompson's the ability to procreate. Life would be great if there were an uncurable disease that would eliminate trash like this from the face of the earth.

    September 3, 2012 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • hello hello

      what rude comments from you and so many others! this family may not be highly educated, but from what i've seen they don't seem like the type of people who sit around making hateful, narrow-minded comments about others. THAT is the kind of person we need less of in this world. they are a family that cares about each other, enjoys their lives, and doesn't make excuses.. it's sad to realize that they're in many respects being exploited by TLC, but at the end of the day they've got each other and i think there is something to be said for that.

      September 3, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • sassygirl

      I think your comments are hateful and uncalled for. Every person has a right to live the way he or she wishes to live. Just because it is not by your standards is no reason to post such horrible comments about this family. They truly seem happy and love each other. And at the end of the day, is that not what we are all striving for? Happiness??

      September 28, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  14. jennifer holland

    at first glance i thought this a train wreck of a show with an equally train wreck family but the mom is actually a pretty good mom. Yes, they are short on etiquette and Chickadee is following in her mother's foot steps by getting pregnant as a teen (but apparently every family can experience that even the daughter of a Gov). After watching Toddlers and Tiaras, this mom is fairly sane and not trying to live her life through her child. Some of the other mothers on there are permanently scarring their children but I think Alana will survive ok – not grow up to be a doctor or lawyer or even go to college but maybe she will be a pageant director 😉 I think the family clearly loves each other and supports each other and that's more than most families with perfect etiquette can boast about !

    September 3, 2012 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  15. Joan

    ""We may do it for the next six months, we may end it next month," June told us." Oh really? Maybe you didn't read the fine print momma,but you signed a contract and would incur major costs if you tried to break it.The producers don't care if your child wants to do something now or only for a week, all that interests them is putting out that show and making money.Your childs welfare is secondary,shame on you!

    September 2, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Aves

      You are a tragic, tragic weirdo. You don't think her life will be better with more money and fame that she can cash in on at any point in the future? You are either very young and naive or just hopelessly stupid.

      September 5, 2012 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
  16. Frank Mondana

    The sad part is not the show but that enough people watch it to make it popular. I don't feel the need to watch white trash so I've never watched it and plan to keep it that way.

    I will watch in a few years when Ms. Boo-Boo is washed up, broke and a Mom of 2 kids who has to do porn to earn a living. Now that's funny!

    August 29, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bee

      Frank, you are a sick freak. Who the heck do you think you are to talk about anyone, let alone a small innocent child and talk about her future? Keep sitting on your couch eating chips and keep your fat greasy mouth shut. You are a sad pathetic loser.

      September 1, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bee

      Really?!?? Talking about a 6 year old doing porn! Unspeakable!!! Who thinks that way?!? (except creepy Frank) You should be locked up, you freakin' pervert. Consider therapy, seriously. These are not normal thoughts you are having.

      September 1, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • pattysboi

      Frank, it's not funny, but anyone with half a brain cell would wonder what will happen to this child when the producers decide she's not ratings-grabbing anymore. Best thing to do would be to CANCEL this trashy show and send the child to regular school.

      September 6, 2012 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  17. CaraW

    The Learning Channel's programming has not matched its name for some time now. It is time to re-brand. What is anyone going to "learn" from this mess?

    August 25, 2012 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
    • MarylandMJ

      but I don't want to learn from entertainment shows. I want to be entertained.

      August 28, 2012 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
    • jimmer

      They could learn how to be a big fat stupid hick and how to use your big headed ugly little troll of a kid to make some quick cash.

      August 28, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  18. LoveYouMeanIt

    I think all of you judgmental people are what’s wrong with America. Who do you think you are?! Seriously, how can so many of you be so hateful??!?!?!?!? IF YOU DONT LIKE IT, DONT WATCH IT. You are no better than this family, who is making an honest living! I think they are adorable. Would I make different decisions for my family? Of course! But I have no right to tell these people they aren't doing it right. They are loving and real. You are all just pathetic people hating on people you don't even know.

    August 24, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr. Lead

      Your more ignorant then these obese idiots on tv. Go munch on your McDonald McFatty sandwiches and suck down some grease fat soda drinks. Your discuss all Americans. Go jump off a bridge FAT ASS !

      August 25, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • CheeseSteak

      Adorable? Like afterbirth?

      August 25, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Double-Standard

      she gets a tv show cause shes a blonde/blue eyed caucasian and she has a pretty face......but if she was a non-white & yet still beautiful, as well as behaved this way , she would never get a show & (some) people praising this type of behavior....smh, the comments would be filled with hateful racist remarks...She sounds & act just like a little sassy ghetto black girl in all reality & you all know it....

      she rolls her neck, snaps her fingers, and the adults jump at her commands, I have not once seen her reprimanded as of yet

      August 26, 2012 at 2:16 am | Report abuse |
    • a thought

      Mr. Lead, before you get all judgy and holier than thou, consider typing YOUR hatred before you show people that YOU'RE just as ignorant as they are. If you MUST call people ignorant and belittle them, at LEAST do it correctly.

      September 2, 2012 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
    • pattysboi

      Um, love, this "family" is NOT the best example of a REAL, loving family. They are trash, exploiting their child in this fashion.

      September 6, 2012 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |

      Here's the deal in response to those who say, if you don't like it don't watch it. Come on, really? We all pay for satellite or cable and when the package comes with TLC (a totally crappy channel that used to be good) we are paying for garbage like Honey Boo Boo. Just the name is revolting! Whether we watch or not, we're paying for the antics of some fat little redneck kid and her dirty-looking creepy family. I am canceling my satellite service simply because these days, there is literally NOTHING on worth watching and HBB is at the top of the list. The show actually makes me nauseous – well, the five minutes I saw of it did anyway. Not even worth owning a television these days. It's sad really.

      October 20, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Frank Jakubiec

    "America kind of wanted to know what our life was like outside of the pageant world..."

    :I'm sorry but America did not speak for me (and a nonzero number of others I'm sure). This is just perpetuating a culture of stupidity and thinly-veiled anti-intellectualism – on a network called The LEARNING Channel at that.

    August 24, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  20. JB

    My husband and I watched it and laughed the whole time. It is refreshing and funny to see them make fun of themselves and they are so comfortable with who they are. On the flip side, the kids should not be eating cheese balls for breakfast and drinking so much pop. And why did the teen get pregnant? Didn't the mom have "the talk" with her? Where are the older girls' father(s)? I don't like people just having kids just because. It is a serious commitment.

    August 24, 2012 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  21. mc

    Oh man, there is so much I want to say about this train wreck, but that is not fair to the little girl. OK, I'll say it... you can put lipstick on a pig, but...

    August 24, 2012 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  22. mc

    Ha ha! "America kind of wanted to know what our life was like outside of the pageant world, and this show will portray [that]," June said...

    Pathetic dumb little creatures.

    August 24, 2012 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  23. Hypocrisy in America

    So let me get this straight when these people get a job paying good money (tv show) you people scream ,but if they where on the tax payers dime you scream.Grow up people,let them make a living,or you pay for them.As for as child exploitation why is this any different than any other kid selling everything for diapers to booze

    August 23, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • mc

      Because when children are used in advertising, they are in a controlled environment. When they are put in reality TV, the outcome is completely out of control.

      August 24, 2012 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  24. Katie

    What is with all the mean and hateful comments on here? Take a look at yourselves and how you look before you judge someone else. Not a single one of us on here is perfect, and to someone out there YOU ARE DISGUSTING! There is nothing wrong with this show; there is nothing wrong with this family. As for the issue of the 17 year old pregnant, really folks, get over it! Palin's daughter got knocked up and had a baby. Kids are having kids these days, so just get over it. There are far worse things out there that you should focus all this negative, nasty and spiteful energy on. If you don't like it, don't watch it! Stop criticizing everything and everyone just because you see your back woods country azz in there! no single family is perfect. It does not matter it they are educated and rich and beautiful or if they are the Thompson clan. You do things wrong all the time, you make mistakes, I am sure there are behaviors that you have that people look at you and think you are a worthless pig that should be locked up in a looney bin. This family is happy being who they are and what they are doing. Everyone has a dream, and this family is fully embracing themselves and the dreams they have. At least they are not getting their fame for drunken lude behavior, for s-e-x tapes with basketball players, for fighting or any of the other stupid crap that is out there.

    Stop being so judgmental about what someone else is doing and focus on making yourself a better person and your family better. Get of your high and mighty soap box and get a dose of reality. This is how some people life, so what. Are they personally coming and hurting you?!?!? No I did not think so!

    What is disgusting is how a lot of people here want to leave comments and remarks that are so disgusting! It is you who are an embarrassment to America and to the human race! Take a look in the mirror and focus on yourself and your family and get off that high horse, you are not perfect!

    August 23, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr. Lead

      Eat me !

      August 25, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Double-Standard

      she gets a tv show cause shes a blonde/blue eyed caucasian and she has a pretty face......but if she was nonwhite & yet still beautiful but behaved this way , she would never get a show & (some) people praising this type of behavior....smh, the comments would be filled with hateful racist remarks...She sounds & act just like a little sassy ghetto black girl in all reality & you all know it....

      she rolls her neck, snaps her fingers, and the adults jump at her commands, I have not once seen her reprimanded as of yet!!

      August 26, 2012 at 2:22 am | Report abuse |
    • eyeroller

      Wow. Do you not have a job?

      August 29, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Dallas

    In my NOT SO humble opinion, anyone who watches and thereby supports this crap is an accesory to child abuse. That's my opinion. If you don't like it, that's your opinion. We agree to disagree. But this kids is going to be scarred for life. Mark my words.

    August 23, 2012 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  26. Siege

    Almost as vile as the Real Housewives of Atlanta.

    August 23, 2012 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  27. dtg

    Nobody commenting here ever helped this family, but everybody thinks they are better and can criticize. They have a lot of bills to pay like all of us, and the Learning Channel will help with that. They may not be your image of beauty, but I think its beautiful that they are so close and unashamed of who they are. They live their life, and share it with you. Do you dare to share your life with the world? I don't. And I wish my kids got along like they do. I'm no beauty, and would never dream to enter a pageant. They dream, and they do. Actually, I'm somewhat impressed.

    August 23, 2012 at 1:05 am | Report abuse |
  28. sparky

    I don't care if these people are Americans. Deport them, or else the meaning of American citizenship is devalued.

    August 22, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Shari RN

    OMG!! What little I have seen of this Honey Boo Boo child and family I find utterly disgusting and revolting. I guess a child that is dressed like a street walker with the excuse that it's a 'beauty pageant' , a family that has such ill manners like passing flatulence, a pregnant 17 year old daughter, and parents who have no idea what proper nutrition is and how important it is to a child's health is now considered entertaining then TV has now stooped lower than 'Keeping up with the Kardashians' and I didn't think that was possible. Haven't watched the show yet, just read the news. Truly nauseating. Back to the Animal Planet where 'moms' have protective maternal instincts and don't eat their young.

    August 21, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mal pace

      I personally love the show please do not take it off the air . They are halious and Mahoney is brilliantb.

      August 22, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  30. pmn

    I watched the show out of sheer entertainment purposes. As crazy as it might be, who are we to judge their lifestyle. I really felt bad for her on the natural pageant. The family appears to be full of personality or they would not have a reality show. I do not like pageants nor support them but I admire them for standing up to try their best and not be beaten down. I view the mother to have a heart of gold and really cares for her family. Honey Boo Boo is a very adorable child. She seems to confident, sassy and hilarious not spoiled like these other pageant girls.

    August 21, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Jataka

    Utterly disgusting. This crap should be illegal. No wonder America is failing when trash like this is given handout by a formerly reputable television company who, like all the rest, can no longer come up with an original ideas so they make shock shows to garnish attention. That whole family should be exterminated for the sake of humanity.

    August 21, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan Green

      I don't disagree, except for exterminating part, but it's all about money. The real problem is that enough Americans are viewing in to give it ratings and ad revenue. If the networks thought enough people would watch a show about grass growing, it would be on TV. I do agree it's sad. It's sad that this has become the cultural standard for many Americans.This, Jersey Shore, etc. I haven't seen it., but I read about it. I like old black and white movies and old sitcoms like the Andy Griffith Show. You know, wholesome, boring stuff.

      August 21, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
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  33. Mairi

    The Mom is 32, the oldest child is 17 and pregnant. Do the math. She had her at 15. It's easy to see why the kid is pregnant, probably to be followed by the other girls. REDNECK TRASH. TLC you've stooped too low this time. The Learning Channel....what the heck do you think we're learning here....except maybe how NOT to act.

    August 20, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • pmn

      I noticed that too about the pregnant daughter but hey its entertainment. It makes for good reality dramatic TV. I thought it was entertaining no matter how red neck trashy it appeared. I thought it was funny.

      August 21, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
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  35. sugar renae

    Honey strikes me as a child that needs to have her hand taken out of the cookie jar! She acts like a tiny spoiled monster.

    August 17, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Tim

    And they say class warfare isn't alive and well in america

    August 17, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  37. mary

    Well I just wonder what happened to good creative writers these days. Television is full of reality and not so true reality shows. The mentality of these people who put such crap on TV. What really gets to me is that this family is probably making a whole lot of money for this show. Sorry to say that this family does not represent the average middle class family in America. I just am so frustrated and kind of ticked off that we can't get some decent television on anymore. I really need to stop posting my comments, cause I get so sick of all this publicity people like this get. God Bless them, but that Mother is such a classless lady.

    August 16, 2012 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Steve

    Backwoods people like this scare me. Her parents ruined her future as well.

    August 16, 2012 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • tree4life

      These people shouldn't scare you. If you watched the show you would see that they are good-hearted people who are ignorant of what we call culture and they do not care. The child is extremely intelligent as you could see by her calculating how much she was saving during the couponing expedition. The mother cannot make the comebacks and witicisms that she does without above average intelligence. They are not very educated, but they love each other and it is entertaining.

      August 17, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Jo

    At first I was just speechless but then I realized they were only doing what we are thought from the moment we are born,make money know matter what So you go girl

    August 16, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bowzer

      Wow... based on the grammatical structure of this trainwreck, you're clearly a fan for life...

      August 17, 2012 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
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    August 16, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Dahlie

    Just disgusting in so many ways.

    August 16, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Mike in NJ

    Right, the only two choices we have for our lives – either you're 'CRAZY' or you're 'boring'. If you ever find yourself not getting all of the attention in a room, just scream and take off your clothes, 'cause that's CRAAAZY. If you're in line for a burger and not everyone is looking at you, assault the person next to you, or start speaking in tongues, 'cause that's CRAAAZY. Wise words to live by.

    August 15, 2012 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
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  44. Motherof3

    The problem I have with this show is the exploitaion of a child. Who cares about the way the family chooses to live their lives. I certainly do not. However, this is a young child who will one day have to deal with the backlash this program will bring to her as she grows older. The family and the network should seriously reconsider before they continue to trash any future this child may have.

    August 14, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Lisa

    Some of the comments are truly hateful and mean. Get a grip people, seriously. It's a show that has been put out there for entertainment. If it doesn't entertain you, don't watch. Simple as that.

    Looking past some of the crassness of the show, I see a family that loves each other and a family that loves to have fun. They have a decent home, it looks clean , the husband is a hard worker and the Mom has a great time with her kids. How is that bad?

    Sure beats the wealthy families whose kids spend their childhood days alone with their video games rather than their parents. We'll surely read about some of those types of kids in the newspaper when they go on the next shooting rampage.

    I'll take this family's show ANY DAY over seeing spoiled brats on the news wreaking deadly havoc with innocent people.
    Just sayin.......

    August 14, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rippapotamus

      Tell ya what, Lisa... when a 22 year old guy impregnates your 14 year old daughter, just remember that they may end up loving each other warmly and deeply at the core of it all... after the criminal trial and whatever vigilante acts you or members of you family may take against the rapist...

      August 17, 2012 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Katie

      I could not agree more! If you do not like it, don't watch it. Stop judging them for being themselves and not being ashamed of it! Most people are being hateful becuase they see so much of themselves in this family. Get over it folks, change the channel and leave the remarks about them out of it. Take a look at yourself and your family life before you try and talk about how another person lives. Would this show be better for you if ti was starring Anglina Jolie and Brad Pitt???? This is America, everyone has a right to live and pursue happiness, and that is excatly what they are doing. Love the show and hopes it goes on for a long time.

      August 23, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Raine

      Seriously? Sugarbear (Mike) may be a hard worker but he is NOT a "husband"....he is NOT married to June as she doesn't want to marry him. June also stated that "none of the fathers of her other three daughters are involved in her daughter's lives either....including the father of her 17 yr old daughter's out of wedlock baby"....THAT is the example June has set for ALL 4 of her's ok to push out illegimate children by difrerent men & then have the men disappear from the kdis lives.
      June doesn't work & sits on the couch with all 4 daugtehrs & all we've seen so far was all of them stuffing their mouths full of junk food & seen June cook something I would not feed my dog.

      September 30, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  46. porker

    what a porker...the whole family should be named "chubbs"

    August 14, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  47. singsforabsolution

    "America kind of wanted to know what our life was like outside of the pageant world, and this show will portray [that]," June said. Really? You all look like the pig you live with. "I really want to know what obese redneck pageant teen-age pregnancy trash looks like," said no one, ever.

    August 14, 2012 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  48. Hiho Remy

    The Learning Channel? TV has gone to hell.

    August 14, 2012 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
    • GaGranny

      I totally agree! My first thought was "OMG! Where do they live?" When I found out they were from GA, I said, "oh, Thank You Jesus, that these people are not from my home state of WV!" However, I live in GA now and it's even more embarrassing! What is wrong with these people???

      August 14, 2012 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  49. southerngal

    Mom I hope you're reading this...give your beautiful daughter a fair chance at a normal life. The world outside of her family is cruel and she will quickly learn that...if she hasn't already. Criticism is tough to deal with for a child. don't put her out there like that, that's not fair to her. The rest of you, grow up.

    August 13, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  50. nycbunny

    The South is a scary, SCARY place.

    August 13, 2012 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Aves

      It's really, REALLY not. For some reason the media focuses on this type of person when portraying the South, but I've never met people like this before in my life, and I've lived in the South all my life. I do, however, know a large number or rocket scientists, missile defense specialists and engineers (I live in one of several NASA cities in the South). Sadly, ignorance is all too common in the world. People like you are truly ignorant because you don't want to know the truth. You get your culture and education from reality TV instead of from reputable sources, and you probably always will. I pity you for your ignorance and stupidity. Go back to watching cartoons. Honey Boo Boo is probably too sophisticated for you.

      September 5, 2012 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
  51. Rachel

    The mother is a hog and exploiting her own child for money from the show. Stop watching the show and hopefully it will go off the air so the little girl can grow up normally...hopefully. As for you mother – go on a diet!

    August 12, 2012 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  52. blessedgeek

    FAT and Obese.

    August 11, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Taylor

    I'm disgusted with all of you adults criticizing this happy family. I'm sorry that you don't have the strength to pick up your remote and change the channel. How dare any of you parents critcize this little girl, when you have children of your own I know you would stick up for if someone were talking about them. You know how you feel about your kids. I'm also sorry that instead of taking high priced vacations around the world they're at home having the times of their lives with their community, something I highly doubt any of you would know anything about. That's such a sad life isn't it? I'm 16, and I already know I will be much better "adults" than any of you. You all are just acting like teenagers, it's immature. So next time you have a complaint about a show, change the channel. Grow up.

    August 11, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • moonridr

      Taylor: You make a good point, but you still have a lot to learn. Just because wallowing in ignorance makes one "happy" doesn't mean it's the right thing to do, or to teach your children to do!!

      August 13, 2012 at 6:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Jataka

      Why don't you find a cross, climb on up, and nail yourself to it.

      August 21, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  54. elvinmerij

    The little girl seems to have developed a narcissistic personality disorder.
    Although I think it's highly unlikely this family would understand that.
    Highly unlikely they would even know how to spell that.

    August 10, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  55. elvinmerij

    Tried watching it. They were at the Redneck Games. Question: what language were they speaking?
    Was that supposed to be "English"? It's not just the accent I can't get - they use lingo and even verbs that I never heard before.

    August 10, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
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  58. Santana

    Stop the madness, you all are out of control, who are you to call a young girl those disgusting names, look up bully in the dictionary and your name should appear beside it.She is a cute ,sweet little girl with a whole lot of spunk! Like i said LITTLE GIRL!!!!! The world is not evil it's the people that are in the world.Watch what you say, you may be the main ones that ruin her life.Remember it's not about you anyway its about God. Save yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 10, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gigi

      Little Girl? Have you looked at her? No 6 year old should have to wear a bra.

      August 13, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Lynn

    wow ignorant exploitation of children. The people who view this show are doing it to laugh at them or actually does support them. The fact that they have a tv show says people support them. Why do they need to be on television? So TLC can get some more ad dollars?

    August 10, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Oliver's Mom

    Wow! I'm just so speechless about all the hate for this family. It seems that all presume to know everything about them. One can't help to wonder if perhaps they touch a cord with some. After all how could people that have so little, acutally enjoy life. Don't they know that unless their in a gigantic house and drive a luxury automobile they have no right to be happy. They should be jealous of all those that do. I think it speaks more to the ones who condem them, they have the secret to life, which is enjoy what you have. Be, who you trully are. Do you really think what you negative people are saying they haven't heard before? Live and let live.

    August 10, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  61. DrBlevy

    Honey Boo Boo is a train wreck... She is being rewarded for bad behavior. We are going to see Honey Boo Boo on a weight loss show... a teenage pregnancy show... a drug and alcohol rehab show... The producers and the girls parents should be ashamed!

    August 10, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
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  63. Watching...

    why would people actually sit down to watch this.

    August 10, 2012 at 5:40 am | Report abuse |
  64. Sharon

    This child is fat, ugly and totally obnoxious. Knowing the TV viewers' tastes (Kardashians, Kate Gosselin,etc.) this horrible show will last a good long time. Disgusting!!

    August 10, 2012 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
    • tendertype

      let's see what you look like Sharon! Fat or not, she is a kid, back off.

      August 10, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Santana

      You are disgusting for even sayin those things about her, i hope you are a child and not an adult because you ought to know better. Name calling will never solve problems, shame on you ! ! STOP JUDGEING

      August 10, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  65. Dave

    I am from GA. and know the area that these people live in. These people live in Mcintyre and the only thing in that area is a couple of kaolin mines and pine trees. Most of the people are poor, under educated and live the way they do by choice. 30 miles away Mercer has a medical and law school on a very large campus. The sad part of all of this is that TLC is making fun of the family, and of course the family is all too happy to let them. TLC and other low budget production companies love the drama TV shows. They pay no actors, union rates, props, extras, and they do not have to pay royalties to actors, that is why you see so many of these crude shows on TV now. I am afraid you are seeing the future of our country with these people as we now live in a country that has only50% of it's citizens paying income taxes. Our country is on a downward slide and we may not recover.

    August 10, 2012 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  66. Shavonne

    I don't think nobody is being made to watch Honey Boo Boo Child on TLC. I thought America was trying to stop bullying. This is why bullying has gotten so bad. It's not the kids fought that some of them are bullies. Look at some of the post on here. It's alot of quarrel thiings being said on here from SUPPOSE to be grown people. These people are still human with feeling. Only GOD can judge...

    August 9, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Geoff

      Actually Shavonne,
      I get to judge for myself every time I choose to turn the channel. If more people chose to be stimulated by TV instead of just lazily accepting all the horrible programming, it's possible there would be no place for a show that is this obnoxious and exploitative of children.

      August 10, 2012 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Paige

      How is the show "Bullying" ? You are all analyzing a bit too much. The average median household yearly income for Mcntyre is $25,000. This is how some families live. This is there way of life, their environment. Their house is clean, everyone seems happy....leave them alone. How is this bullying.

      August 10, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Santana

      Thank you Shavonne , everthing God made was GOOD, they may be poor in the pocket but RICH in SPIRIT!

      August 10, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  67. jenn

    The only thing I don't understand is why it's on the Learning Channel, but other than that, I don't see the problem. I mean, shows like this have been around, The only difference is they are rich! I mean, is there such a fuss over Jersey Shore and shows like that? Belive me they act like trash too! Just because they look good, doesn't make them less trashier. I have seen alot worse things. I thought Here comes Honey Boo was a cute, funny show and I think the family (wheather I agree with their lifestyle or not) was very sweet and seemed like they all loved each other very much! Yeah, they probably are rednecks and live a very crazy, sifferent life than most of us, but that doesn't make them bad people and we all know that most all reality tv shows are over exaggerated and all of that is probably amped up for the cameras. No matter what you may think of the family and the show. This is still an innocent little child and shouldn't be attacked with mean comments.

    August 9, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Geoff

      But Jenn,
      This horrendously dumb mom (along with the producers of this show) are ENCOURAGING AND COACHING this child to act this way. And she's way too young to know that she's getting attention for all the wrong reasons. It's completely reprehensible.

      August 10, 2012 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Lin

      I know I don't have to watch it and believe me after the first 10 min I turned the channel. DISGUSTING family including the kids. No network should air this especially the LC! There's nothing to learn from this but how to stop eating and how not to bring up kids! HORRIBLE!

      August 13, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  68. MiaFree

    Who watches this? Can't believe this is actually on TV! Talk about white trash! These people are a perfect example!

    August 9, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paige

      not everyone has the advantage of growing up with opportunities to be educated. If you noticed the dad looks like he belongs to a fired department. Not bad, to give of your time. This is the lfestyle they know. would rather watch this then a show about a spoiled girl with rich girl problems ex. Shannon Doherty, Kim on top, Madonna flashing herself, miley posing nude...this is NOT trash?

      August 10, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  69. fun

    I was doing something else last night. ha

    August 9, 2012 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Kettina

    Personally the show was funny in a sad way. It made me thankful that my mother taught me manners and respect for myself and she definitely would not have approved if I were pregnant at 17. I feel sorry for the children because they are a product of a mother that is childlike and uneducated. America, everyone in the south doesn't act like this please understand that and those that do I stay away from.

    August 9, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Mandi

    I watched this show last night and I'm thankful for many things. I'm not a red neck, I'm not 17 and pregnant, I'm not overweight nor are my children overweight, I know not to pass gas in public, my 3 year old has perfect manners, I dont own a pet pig and say its cool if he's gay and I have all my teeth. Its trash yes, but I will watch it. I know my life is 1000x better, it could always be worse! lol

    August 9, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • beaverhausen

      you are so perfect, Mandi – maybe YOU should have a reality one would watch it becuase you are so perfect..

      August 10, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Deb

      Nice to know you are so "perfect". Maybe they should consult with you and you can start your own Ms. Manners column.

      August 10, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Santana

      Mandi you"re not perfect, so stop acting like you are, i'm sure you have a few flaws, (YOU THINK ?)

      August 10, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Darth Mortis

      The saddest part of your statement is that you are willingly accepting your part in the decline of your own society, and you think it is funny.

      August 10, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Janine

    After watching it last night here in Jamaica WI, I can only conclude that this family needs some sand paper and some DD40 to smooth them down. The poor lady trying to teach them some simple etiquette and she was at a lost to see how they behaved. This is something you watch when you are deeply stress and need to take your mind off important issues.

    August 9, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  73. susie

    I'd rather watch this family than Kate Gosselin any day.

    August 9, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  74. sheila

    why dont they make a good reality show about hard working parents who want the best for their family, but instead we get this trash . it just shows how greedy parents are by making a dollar off a child, the show is repulsive and i hope no one will watch it.

    August 9, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Santana

      To all you finger pointers, remember theres a finger pointing back at YOU<<<<<<<<<<

      August 10, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  75. cheryl

    I love this show sorry it so nice to see family that is so happy and do so much together when you watch the toddlers in tiareas you see a bunch of women lving through the little girls when I seen Honey BOO BOO mom she is always having fun not putting her daughter down just having fun I knew this lttle girl would have a show she is a doll you go honey boo boo make tha tmoney !!!!!!!

    August 9, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      Any child that is in these pageants have parents that are guilty of child abuse – plain and simple – they should be in jail. As for these hillbillies – I saw a glimpse of the show during a commercial break, and I threw a brick straight through my TV. Now at least I never have to look at those sickos again.

      August 9, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marilyn

      You've got to be kidding! This is white trash at it's best! A little girl trying to act black and talk the black slang and the black movement....and the overweight uneducated mom. I'm sure she doesn't work and is on welfare. Where is child protective services! All of these shows are so pathetic. I would be ashamed to say I watched this channel. How low can they go!

      August 9, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • I don't think so

      This show is awful and encouraging parents who let their child get that way is even worse.I can't believe people watch this crap not mention that June and the 4 of the guys she been with including Sugar Bear have mug shots.Yes Sugar was in jail for 5 years for robbery and June was arrested for contempt of count and theft.Those people are bad role moles for our children .TLC you be be ashamed to put this show on TV.

      October 2, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  76. Lighten Up

    Holy cow. It's pretty funny how worked up people get over something so stupid. This show may be tasteless, but it's really nothing to get the undies in a bundle over. And there were legitimately funny moments in the episodes I watched. Families come in all sorts of packages, and this one–although extremely uncultured and sometimes crude–was scarily entertaining! Intelligent, thinking people know very well that this family doesn't represent the majority of Georgians/Southerners, so no worries there. Grab a bowl of popcorn and relaaaaaaaax.........

    August 9, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Just me

    What makes me sad is reading all of these hateful posts. This family as much as you may disagree with their choices is just trying to make something of themselves, with what they have. The way I see it is the world needs all types of people. Think about this all of you who have slandered them would you work his job? I don’t think so. Has your child ever farted and you giggled or they did. Maybe not on T.V. As much as I hate to say it we need them as much as we need you no matter how negative you are. Stop this posting. Remember your manners that your mom said I’m sure over and over again. “If you have nothing nice to say don’t say it.” Would you want your kids repeating what you say? Making people feel like they are less than you. Me I want my children to be happy, loving, and excepting adults and to know that even if someone is different it’s ok embrace it. Don’t watch if you don’t like it and if you really didn’t watch don’t judge. What I saw was a loving family who just do things their own way.

    August 9, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Honeybooboo

      This family is doing nothing more than exp[loiting their child for their own financial gains. The victim is the small, and very bright child. I hope she will not be made sport of in school, and then when she reaches highschool age.

      August 9, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  78. sisymay

    We're not all like that in Georgia, thank God !!

    August 9, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • E. Crown

      I hate stuff like this. I know that each stupid series like this one, duck call, alligators, southern justice, etc just set us up as IGNORANT, lowlife, marry your cousin, drinking, drugging, uneducated idiots. I am not and neither are my friends and family. Best way to stop this defamation is to speak and to change the channel. Also, vote for birth contol.

      August 9, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Seriously

      Thank goodness!!!

      August 9, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • denny

      I'm from New jersey and I feel the same way about the cast from The Jersey Shore, many of whom are from New York, by the way.

      August 9, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Seriously?

    Why? Why are there so many ridiculously stupid reality shows on tv? I think it's pathetic that people are watching such trash.

    August 9, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • sisymay

      I agree. I am so SICK of all this reality crap! Now I do like shows like Pawn Stars, American Pickers, etc. I am from GA and I would be ashamed to show out like this, even if it was for money. I wish game shows would come back, and the good ol shows like Andy Griffith, Happy Days, Good Times, etc. That's what I miss.

      August 9, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Sis

    Does anyone remember the Donna Reed Show

    August 9, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Angie

    I find this child obnoxious, but look who she gets it from. These are more than idiots and to think there's nothing better to watch than these overweight, out-of-control people, think again. I rather watch dirty jobs cleaning a septic tank. Just saying!

    August 9, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • LOUISE


      August 9, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • kim

      Angie – i totally agree with you... first off she's a chubby little brat who never should have been in any type of "beauty" pageant.. her mother probably made her do it in the first place just for her 15 minutes of fame.. sorry but that kids is no beauty... shows like this one are basically embarrassing... if i had an obnoxious family like that i sure as hell wouldn't announce it on t.v. and your right sisymay – bring back the shows that make us laugh... god forbid we all laugh a little more!!!!!

      August 9, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Brownsuga

    You're comparing Ron Howard to Honey boo boo child?! lool

    August 9, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  83. setups

    i don't think she's being set up ..hopefully she will be trained on how to be aware... when one is aware all the time –it is never a set up.

    August 9, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Shesocute.

    i feel she will l be fine. as long as she has the right people around her. there should be no problem look at ron howard
    child actor, happy days and then director. Positive things can happen for this child.

    August 9, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Honey boo boo hater

    She is not innocent,she is going to grow up to be a food stamp,junk food eating,on disability because shes too fat to work white trash,No way is it cute for a young lady to act that way,shame on mom for encouraging that behavior.Your just setting her up to be bullied and made fun of.Shame on TLC for exploiting this situation,America has gone down the tubes.I will no longer be watching this channel.OWN is also one of their channels wont be watching it either!!

    August 9, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • southern slang

      yea, but with all the money honey boo will be making, she can hire a thug to beat the crepe out of anyone who does tease her!

      August 10, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Santana

      So what who cares if you watch it or not, like the world will end cause youre not watching. To each his own. Oh define whitetrash? to those who call her whitetrash, you must not have a mirror!

      August 10, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  86. LT

    I noticed the mom was 32....the oldest is 17......

    August 9, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rippapotamus

      And dad is 40... the fun with math never stops. Good ol' statuatory happily ever after!

      August 11, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  87. 3sheets


    August 9, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  88. kathyh1977

    This show is not the least bit entertaining. Fricken retarded. Actually watching this show makes my family look high class.

    August 9, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  89. The Chief

    Stupid crap like this will continue to exist until we find the 1-5 people who feel the need to watch these shows and bury them. I suggest a corn field somewhere between Nebraska and Iowa. They'll never be found. Anyways I'm going to delete TLC from my channels so I don't even flip to it. The only "trash" tv I enjoy is World's Dumbest because it's reassuring to know I'll never be as stupid as the guy who tries to break and enter but gets stuck in a window upside down. Classic

    August 9, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  90. Ggma annie

    A child who passes gas openly and laughs about it, shakes her belly fat and has a mouth that needs soap...and a Mom who thinks it's funny? I was affronted with this repulsive family during a previous Toddler and Tiara show....when I heard of the spin-off...I thankfully knew NOT to tune in.....That whole family is disgusting....there is no other way to say it....they may have economic problems, and they genetically may have brain and body issues....but to reward poor parenting and an obnoxiously behaved child with $ for their TV exposure....TLC has missed the mark, and has lost my respect

    August 9, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • grammar guru

      affronted? Big words for a small mind...try to show off your edumacation? yep, yep, uh huh...see ya at da crick

      August 10, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Gary

    Tv has been garbage for a long time. I got an idea for all you critics. Turn off the tv and read a book or spend time with your family or exercise,,,whatever. If crap shows like this had nobody watching them they'd be cancelled in a second..but like the saying goes, any attention is good attention even if it's negative.

    August 9, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • leave it to beaver

      yea, Gary! How about all you hating people do some volunteer work and shut off the TV! I have been on these CNN posts for quite awhile and the hatred is getting worse and worse each time....shame on all of you.

      August 10, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  92. paljusty

    The parents are someday going to regret the way they have raised this child...MARK MY WORD!!!

    August 9, 2012 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  93. mango

    I watched the Olympics.

    August 9, 2012 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  94. Bill Taylor

    I remember when TLC was a decent channel 10 years ago. They are really hitting rock bottom with shows like this and the Bates family. The channel more closely resembles a circus sideshow/freakshow than anything else.

    August 9, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
    • just me

      I totally agree. T(the)L(learning)C(channel) Just what are we learning from these type of shows? The child is obnoxious as is the entire family.

      August 9, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
    • avid reader

      Guess decent, intelligent shows didn't pay the bills. The commericals alone for this show were enough to convince me not to waste the electricity or my time.

      August 9, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Doris R.

      come on people let that family make some money times hard.I like the show.

      August 11, 2012 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Smitty

    What a white trash family that is!!!!!
    The mom looks like a whale and boo boo isn't far behind!

    August 9, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  96. gRANDMA OF 7

    you are the worst example of parents you are by far the most discusting thing I've ever seen

    August 9, 2012 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  97. ?????????????

    This mother claims she is saving money by going to the auctions and being a "coupon queen".............I don't think so. She buys tons of cookies and out-of-date, expired food and has enough stuff to last forever...........that is fine if it is only paper products and things that will last. I don't see this as a big-time money-saving deal.

    August 9, 2012 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  98. k. miles

    As a transplanted yankee to Southeastern GA......these people are the sickening standard. There are thousands of honeybooboos waiting to fill up GA in a few years with the next generation of fat ignorant white trash.....

    August 9, 2012 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
    • why?

      then why do you live in SE Georgia, K Miles? Sheesh......figures you are from NY with that hatred and self rightousness..dam yankee!

      August 10, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Dee Brown

    Anybody Remember "The Beverly Hillbillies"???

    August 9, 2012 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  100. SadState

    This family is disgusting and tragic. They are not rednecks just low class. There is nothing cute about this show or this child. The mother is disgusting. I hope this child grows up okay with the embarrassment of this family especially her mother.

    August 9, 2012 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  101. Not So Sweet

    I'm from the south, and I know lots of people like this, but I don't associate with them. There are rednecks and there is white trash. All a redneck is is a hard-working, blue-collar person who lives in the country. White trash is white trash no matter where they live. They buy this kid $1,000 dresses, but they can't get their teeth fixed? The mom is disgustingly fat. She needs to be spending that money on a diet program, and that kid needs a swat across the face the way she talks to everybody. Seriously, if I had a kid that smartmouth, she would be locked in her room! The mom is obviously living vicariously through her daughter, who will be out of the circuit when she gets to be a fat slob like her mother.

    August 9, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Santana

      You ought to be ashame talkin about abusing that child for acting the way she does,have you ever heard of bowing down on your knees and praying for her. They talked about Jesus and look how marvelous He is, so the world gona talk about us too, regardless if we are doing good or bad.

      August 10, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Bunny Do Do

    This family is very sick an should seek psyciatric help.

    August 9, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  103. Linda

    Tv is going down the tubes and fast. Is this the best they can come up with? Making money on the back of of a child. Shame on all of you.

    August 9, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  104. bugwatching

    you people are too involved with people you do not know.

    August 9, 2012 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  105. j johnston

    I think Alana is adorable!! Does her family have some issue's ( YES) but what family doesn't??? Can't believe all the hate, its truely sad!! Guess everyone posting remarks on this site are at a perfect weight, have no problems in life , and have perfect familys.. thats whats wrong today too many HATERTOTS!!!

    August 9, 2012 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
    • disappointed

      I agree... i am truly disappointed in a society that takes entertainment so seriously. Have some fun, lighten up a little and stop judging people. I am sure you have skeletons in your closet. hint: closet. These folks aren't scared of who they are and because of that they should be respected. Don't forget there are 3 kids on this show as well and they don't deserve to hear your rude comments. Just change the channel and shut up.

      August 9, 2012 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
    • just me

      ADORABLE??? she is obnoxious and rude and is going to grow up to be just another fat piece of trash like her entire family is

      August 9, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • B.Thompson

      I agree. I see nothing wrong with being a happy family. I also think it is wrong to call this family names.

      August 9, 2012 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
    • HUNNY

      Gee, I didn't realize there were so many people living in a perfect little world! She's a cute little girl, her family has a home, dad has a job, they were clean and seemed to mind their own business. If your family was on TV how would your lives be perceived?? Now how about those kids on Nanny 911, The Kardashian family, 19 kids and counting, now the Bates family. To each their own. If you don't like, don't watch. All ya'll haters out there, keep your
      rude and hateful expressions in your own hateful hearts. And may God have mercy on your narrow minded souls.

      August 9, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  106. Mike

    Someone said that there are a lot of families like this out there. That is really scarey, not disturbing. TV continues it's march to the bottom. This show is a hoot? This show is simply terrible and totally without merit.

    August 9, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  107. jack

    The exploitation of children comes in many forms. This is one of them. Lured by money and fame, the parents put their child on exhibition for all to laugh at. Alana doesn't understand, and I wonder if the parents do either. In time we will see what the toll is on these people. My guess is when the cameras are packed up and gone, there will be left a confused and sad young girl who doesnt quite know why she's no longer the center of attention. And so begins he inevitable spiral...Shame on you TLC.

    August 9, 2012 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Grannyhip

      I agree with Jack. I watched the first show. I am not sure exactly what TLC is trying to show us here. An overweight woman telling viewers shes going to scratch her "bugs" as she scratches her head......a young unmarried girl having an ultrasound....the rest of the overweight family eating Cheese Puffs, throwing them all over the floor and then picking them up and eating them; but the worst....passing gas. Alana is overweight and will continue on this path...this family will milk this for all its worth. History channel anyone?

      August 9, 2012 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  108. Dave

    This fat, inbred, whitetrash, redneck, hillbilly little girl makes me sick and so does her family. They are trash. Are they from Oklahoma because this is how most people in Oklahoma look and act. Hopefully a tornado or wild fire will take this family out because we sure as hell dont need anymore of their kind breeding.

    August 9, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Carmen

      WOW! What kind of evil person are you to wish those things? The world needs less people like you!

      August 9, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
    • sue

      Excuse me Dave. All Oklahomans are not as you depict. We have very few as inbred as what was displayed on this terrible show last night.

      August 9, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
    • summerbaby

      How dare you speak that way about a child and her family! If you don't like them or the way that they live, that is your right but it is amazing to me that you would say all of these evil things about a little girl that is so wholly unconnected to you. This child has done nothing to deserve your verbal assault and you should be ashamed for saying such nonsense. And you say that they are the trash?? I think if you own a mirror you should use it and examine yourself before you make such comments again. This was just vile from you sir.

      August 9, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Antoinette

      I have you to know that what you said is highly offensive!!!! I am from Oklahoma myself, and I'm here to tell you that I don't know anyone that acts like that first hand... are there some here & there, I'm sure there may be, but there is also people that act like stupid red-necks all over the country, say for instance, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Missouri, Kentucky, North & South Carolina, Florida, just to state a few, and let's not forget the state where "Little Miss Honey Boo Boo" is from, Georgia!!! Where the Redneck Jokes originated from per Jeff Foxworthy, which he himself has said that Georgia is full of crazy rednecks!! But you shouldn't judge somebody just because they act different, and you damn sure shouldn't wish them dead!!! That statement about tornadoes & wildfires is very hurtful to alot of people around this country, and it's shows poor character on your part.

      August 9, 2012 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Antoinette

      As for my earlier response to Dave, I would also like to state that I know I listed most of the southern states, I hope nobody from those states I listed gets offended by me stating them in my examples, but really there are people that act like this all over the country & even other countries as well...

      August 9, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Karen

      HARSH!! You are talking about a child that is a prodduct of their environment and you attack like you are GOD! What grown man does that?

      August 9, 2012 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • susie

      What a terrible thing to say about another human being, a tornado, fire to destroy them. May God have mercy on your soul, what a terrible person you are.

      August 9, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Santana

      OMG!!! R u serious, who are you. I would'nt wish that on my worst enemy. Now go open up the closet and let your secrets OUT!!!

      August 10, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  109. Ilikedit

    Folks, lighten up! America is full of people like this family. I watched the show and lit was a hoot! I'm glad a real family is making some money off a reality show; not someone like the Kardashian family. They already have more money than they can ever spend. Maybe this Georgia family can use the money for college and a move up in the world.

    August 9, 2012 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  110. Sunshine

    I watched the show last night and I have to say before I saw it I was turned off. I am not a reality show watcher and more than likely I will not watch again, but not because I found them unappealing. As a matter of fact they were enduring a loving family trying to make a life for themselves. I am not in favor of all their decisions, but who I’m I to judge anyone. Yes they put themselves in the lime light but if you don’t agree with them or like them don’t watch. The family is adorable the love for each other is apparent and I do hope that this show doesn’t tear them apart.

    August 9, 2012 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  111. wow

    wow ! this was the most disturbing show i ever seen ? fart 16 times a day to lose weight ? i guess its not helping you gas passing freaks but seen that the mountain dew had already rotted out the dads teeth , and she is ok with 17 year old getting pregnant cause ugh she says she had her first when she was 15 ? that was really nice and like how every time honey boo or whatever her name is would drop a chese ball on the floor the other kid would pick up and shove in her mouth . This network is doing what every other channel is doing only these people went to far , but look at other trailer trash shows , dog the bounty hunter , call of the wild man , swamp people , teen mom .. 15 and pregnant , jersey shore , house wives of new jersey , you name it , there are tons of nothing but trash on t.v , i guess they fugured why pay actors millions of dollars for a new show when we can just grab a camera walk over to jersey or go to a redneck town in louisianna and film these inbreads and that way the world can laught at them , dont these people realize they are being made fun of , and some it is funny but this show was just disturbing , i like when the mom said she was ok with her daughter being 1 and pregnant cause she had her first when she was 15 and dropped out of school ? you sure turned out ok didnt you ? and loved how the little girl laid down in play pen with the pig that pooped pellets every where . i am sure your daughter will be in the emergency room trying to figure out what kind of parasite she has all of a sudden .

    August 9, 2012 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Sue

      Right?!?! More hilarious and yet disturbing is this SAME "mother" wouldn't allow her children to swim in the local "watering hole" due to flesh-eating bacteria, but they can roll around in the nasty mud all day long! No problem-o there! (sigh.... smdh!!!!)

      August 9, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • sunshine

      Wow is right how dare you be so judgmental you must be perfect. If you had really watched it the mother was not happy her daughter was pregnant she didn't want her to go through what she did when she was 15. She did go on to say she got her GED and as happy her daughter was staying in school and with the SUPPORT of the family she will be able to complete school.

      August 9, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  112. Bugsmomma

    Dad is 40, Mom is 32 and the oldest is 17. That means that Dad at 22/23 got mom pregnant at 14/15.

    August 9, 2012 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  113. Chevy

    So sad and pathetic.

    August 9, 2012 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Sue

      It truly is. I guess one of my kids set this up to record because I've never heard of these people before and I wondered what in the heck a "Honey Boo Boo Child" was.... well, let's just say that's 15 minutes of my life I'll never get back! I can't agree enough.... truly pathetic and sad.....

      August 9, 2012 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  114. Dan from Nashua

    Apparently CNN didn't like my rant about this, so I will try again. Apparently there is a love affair for the Redneck culture, but when it comes to a family that has a 17 y/o pregnant child and child who is being exploited, by two overweight parents, and adding the "sugar daddy goo-goo names to this" is like some perveted idea of family values. I didn't know that TLC stood for "The Lewd Channel", but if this is what they are putting on their Fall lineup, then it is time to reassess their network.

    It is not surprising that this is happening, and it isn't political issue, take a look at Bristol Palin, and you realize that EVEN conservatives are dysfunctional. But as long as the Rednecks vote for the conservatives, this stupid programing will continue.!

    August 9, 2012 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  115. Sherri

    so sad!

    August 9, 2012 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  116. amg

    I don't find the kid funny..she's annoying...and the whole family is disgusting...will never waste my time on this..i've been watching lots of TLC shows for years....but not this one..

    August 9, 2012 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  117. layla

    I always equated "Rednecks" with uneducated, backward a**, racists southern white hillbilly idiots. After watching this family I still do!

    August 9, 2012 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  118. catsumers

    Okay, I admit it,just had to see what this show was all about. I lasted 10 minutes more than I thought I would. Without doubt this has to be TLC's worst idea of entertainment ever.. What are they thinking.......

    August 9, 2012 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  119. West Chester

    Make it stop! PLEASE, make it stop!!!!!!

    August 9, 2012 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  120. beecautious

    Well I read most comments and most were mean, but anywho.....I am not against the show.......clearly they are not among the rich and famous and their dialects doesn't mean they are uneducated, it's a cultural difference.....they appear raher happy ......stop trying to put people in this one little box.......we are unique.

    August 9, 2012 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  121. Educational

    This show can be educational because it shows how people live in this world. They are living their life the way they want to not how someone else wants them to. This is COUNTRY living but most closed minded people wouldn't understand that.

    August 9, 2012 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Mr. Common Sense

      @ Educational

      No, this is NOT country living.....I live in rural America and I'd hate to think that anyone who doesn't live in "the sticks" would equate these people and this behavior with country folks.

      August 9, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Country too

      I also live in the country but nave never seen any kind of junk like this and don't want to again!!!!!!!!!!!

      August 9, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  122. Sad Day

    American society is decomposing. Very sad.

    August 9, 2012 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  123. irondequoit bay

    After watching Alana's behavior on Toddlers and Tiaras, I turned the channel in protest of TLC's new Honey Boo Boo
    show. It was disgusting enough to see her playing with her fat belly and laughing when she passed gas!
    Nobody with any brains would spend one minute watching this trash. Shame on you, TLC!!

    August 9, 2012 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  124. Alisa

    This is beyond discusting...Taking a peek at this video this just sends me into a blind rage to slap these people in the head....Why would anyone find this Trailer Trash entertaining....

    America...Land of the Free and Home of the Trashy People....

    August 9, 2012 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  125. Niash

    Disgusting Show .I feel sorry for the children the one that is pregnant did not know what her abdomen was and she is in high school and having a baby . It is so sad that in this day and age rednecks think its cute to be ignorant and have no class.
    This is the reason we have to bring in engineers and educated people from other countries to work here.

    August 9, 2012 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  126. karen w

    And I thought we had hit bottom with Kate Goslin. This show is disgusting. Does TLC really think this is how America wants to present itself to the world? The Learning Channel used to have good, informative shows. Am deleting it from my channel lineup. They have NOTHING I'm interested in watching anymore.

    August 9, 2012 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Carol Starr

      TLC has a lot of bad programming for certain - but I do recommend the Little Couple. Dr. Jen Arnold and Bill Klien are an exception to the exploitation programming on TLC.

      August 9, 2012 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  127. Lori

    Oh, it's kind of obvious that TLC knows exactly what they're doing. This family is controversial. Controversial shows have always gotten good ratings. They understand that, and clearly all that matters to them is the money. They don't care that this girl is going to grow up warped and socially awkward thanks to her horrible mother. All they care about is that the public responds to that sort of thing, ergo, they get more cash.

    August 9, 2012 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  128. lolasmom

    What a poor excuse for a tv show.

    August 9, 2012 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  129. Darthvoice

    None of what the "learning" channel shows has anything to do with learning.

    August 9, 2012 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
    • steveo

      " Hey Boo Boo " " Hey Yogi" ...........Now that was educational!!

      August 9, 2012 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Viewer

      I actually watched this show last night and found it funny. This is how they live there life so who is anyone to judge them. Last time I checked there wasn't a handbook on how someone should live their life. So what they are rednecks. They are living and doing what they want in their life. There is absolutely nothing wrong on how there living their lives. They are showing love and happiness for each other. I see nothing ignorant about this show. I seen someone say its disgusting, well it's disgusting you are so judgmental that to me displays ignorance. This is how they do it in their Georgia town and if you don't like it then don't watch.

      August 9, 2012 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  130. Dale O

    I just heard of this family and "Honey Boo Boo" on CNN this morning. I bet I can guess what this year's new Halloween Costume for little girls will be and for obesitly, overweight family members! The Honey Boo Boo Halloween Collection, by Fats R Us!

    August 9, 2012 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  131. KARMAH

    Nothing I will be watching!

    August 9, 2012 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
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  133. truth hurts

    I used to know this homeless guy who would poop in a box, maybe tlc can track him down and make him a "star".

    August 9, 2012 at 6:10 am | Report abuse |
    • StickyChimp

      It's obvious reality shows are heading that direction. A sad state of affairs .......

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    August 9, 2012 at 3:36 am | Report abuse |

    Sorry one more post...I THINK I AM GOING TO THROW UP!!!!!! This show is just beyond DISGUSTING!!!!

    August 9, 2012 at 3:30 am | Report abuse |
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  139. Mona Thompson

    I am so sorry for that little girl. TLC should be so ashamed for putting on a show like this. This family is so trashy and vulger....Please end this show now!!

    August 9, 2012 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  140. august

    TLC Is losing there mine for putting F****up shows like this one honey boo boo OH this one sucks A$$ So Is TLC NOW!!!

    August 9, 2012 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  141. koalie brookman

    Honey boo boo is fat uncouth and generally not cute or funny. How did she ever get on TV. Shows like this show why america is not the greatest country anymore. We should be ashamed. I for one do not watch her at all. The only reason I know about her is from commercials. I for one will not watch this show. Shame on you TLC for promoting bad manners bad parenting and low class

    August 9, 2012 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Wendy

      I agree that this show should not be on but please don't say mean and hurtful things about a child. It's not her fault, it's her upbringing from her parents.

      August 9, 2012 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  142. Disgusted

    Tlc you have reached an all time low! I wonder how much money you spent producing this trash you call Honey Boo Boo. Really? There are plenty of people on this earth that are not financially blessed but that is no excuse to exploit or encourage poor manners – no, make that NO manners and lack of intelligence. What future do these kids have when you encourage this poor excuse of a mother to behave in such a sickening manner. It's bad enough to have good old mom talk about farting and "biscuits" not to mention setting such a wonderful example of healthy eating! June, you call yourself a redneck but I believe a more appropriate description is trash! I pray you will not punish us with more children and for heavens sake teach them about birth control! This tax paying citizen is tired of paying for lazy, ill-mannered, ignorant people such as yourself and having TLC put it on television and call it entertainment!

    August 8, 2012 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cheryl

      Granted, I do not believe in shows such as this, however if you watched the show you would realize you do not pay for this family. The dad works hard and often and just because they are ill mannered doesn't mean they live off the government or tax payers. Theres tons of people in this world with manners that live off the government.

      August 9, 2012 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Carrie

      Oh my gosh, I totally agree! When she was asked a question and said, "Do I look like I know?" How rude!!! Then she declares, "We are a Redneck." She seems to me to be loud-mouthed and obnoxious. Then in the second video, what the heck was with all the "growling"? I don't know what else to call it. And telling her father she wants someone to meet him was almost like giving him orders. I just don't get this whole thing. It doesn't seem "cute" one bit!

      August 9, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  143. Trinia

    WHY TLC? I feel sorry for this child and your letting the parents think its ok to raise her that way! Stop paying them and invest in some counsling!

    August 8, 2012 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Tk

    Leave them alone! Half of you posters that are calling them fat are probably overweight yourselves. If you don't like the show change the's just that simple.

    August 8, 2012 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carrie

      I AM overweight. I'm trying very hard to change my lifestyle. I've changed the way I eat (no more fast food, sugar or soda), joined a gym and got a trainer. I AM overweight, but I don't think it's cute. What's worse than these people being overweight is that they seem to me to be obnoxious. I don't watch TV as a rule, but I would only tune into this to watch the train wreck once....and truthfully, I'm sure I will forget all about it by tonight.

      August 9, 2012 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  145. suechevyfan1

    This show is so classless, i am from the south too and it really makes me look bad. The parentss should be ashamed of themselves, the child is just bevond words and this is what we want to watch. I will never watch this channel again if that is what it has come to, shame on you the parents and shame on you TLC. "

    August 8, 2012 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Autumn

      All these comments about how horrible this show is, lighten up! I thought it was funny and the Thompson's may be a little vulgar, but they love each other. The dad is hard-working and the mama loves her girls, so what's the problem? Nobody's sitting around collecting a welfare check. They went to an auction to save money for pete's sake. I'm from the South and the "redneck" stereotype only offends you if you take yourself too seriously. Most rednecks are good folks. Honest, hard-working, what you see is what you get. I'd rather deal with an honest person who lacks manners than a fake person with manners. Change the channel if they're so offensive to you. I personally thought it was hilarious.

      August 9, 2012 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
  146. Daryl

    This show is like a train wreck! Can't. Stop. Watching....that being said, the kids are a hot mess and the mother is disgusting. Will not be watching again....this can"t be real!

    August 8, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  147. salleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    This child is being taught that she is the center of the universe and she acts like it. Her family needs to lose about
    500 lbs. and get off of t.v. Who CARES about them?

    August 8, 2012 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  148. just saying

    people from the south aren't like that to be honest...

    August 8, 2012 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  149. just saying

    people in the south really are't like this. just saying ....

    August 8, 2012 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Anti TRASH

    IS TLC NUTS???

    August 8, 2012 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  151. carol

    SAD, that's the only word I could think of. TLC is definately exploiting this dysfunctional family for ratings. I watched for 15 min then had to turn it over. These poor people are a perfect ex. of what happens in America when you are uneducated. They may be getting paid for this show, but it's short lived. They will never truly move past where they are today.The most distubing show I have seen in some time. Making fun of someone is a form of bullying IMO. Shame on TLC. I will be contacting them as well as the sponsors toshare my displeasure of what they are doing.

    August 8, 2012 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Mika

    WHAT was TLC thinking!! A show about a disgusting, redneck, overweight family with VERY disrespectful kids. Not to mention that the 17 year old is PREGNANT! Are we now displaying this as being the "norm" in America? What a scary thought.

    August 8, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  153. OMG

    Normally, I don't leave this kind of comment, but I made the mistake of watching the interview. I have never seen one of those pageants, but isn't that little girl a little chunky to be a little beauty queen? Do they take their home with them to the pageants, just like a traveling circus? They said it, they are rednecks. The entire family is living through this child. I can't believe they would produce a show with this family as the stars. Just trailer trash. By the way, can you say weight watchers? lmao Sorry if I offended anybody! Had to get that off my chest!

    August 8, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  154. =i= Dragonfly =i=

    Okay, the kid isn't the greatest looking kid, but, she is just a kid. Some very harsh remarks. She can't help what her mother gives her to eat.

    August 8, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  155. No More Trash TV

    Does TLC stand for the The Lunatic Channel? I think it's terrible that they are exposing this girl and her siblings lives on TV. They are going to be ridiculed on social media networks. Get ready for a whole new level of cyber-bullying and harassment. I hope TLC has a trust fund for this little girl's future psychotherapy appointments.

    August 8, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  156. tv is the worst

    that's why i do not watch much of it.. it s-cks.

    August 8, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  157. TLC?

    in my day it was tender loving care.

    August 8, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • autumnacre

      When I started watching TLC, it was The Learning Channel. I seriously hope no one wants to learn anything from this show.

      August 8, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  158. stop typing so fast!

    i hope this child will be ok

    August 8, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  159. ahhhhhhhhh live the child alone.

    her parents are responsible.

    August 8, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Clete

    Doesn't TLC now stand for Totally Lousy Crap?

    August 8, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  161. jurby

    "a kid that energetic and expressive"? oh, really? considering i've seen footage of dear ol' mom giving her daughter a mixture of Mountain Dew and Red Bull and dear o'l mom stating she does it in order to keep her daughter's energy up during pageants, the term "a kid that energetic and expressive" gives new meaning being a bad parent as willingly and knowingly feeding your child something that you know full well is going to have the child bouncing off the walls and going wild is inexcusable and the mother – and anybody else who does such things – should not only be seriously ashamed of themselves but have child services come in and intervene. these types of shows shouldn't be on the air and i wish the networks that air such show would be forced to shut the shows down.

    August 8, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  162. Derangedcowbrain

    I hear-by declare that "The Learning Channel" should change it's name officially as now it is a blemish on the very word. Television, can you get any worse?

    August 8, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Tom Leykis

    What a waste of a good abortion. Where do I send the coathanger for the next time their pregnant?

    August 8, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Deanna

    ""America kind of wanted to know what our life was like outside of the pageant world, and this show will portray [that]," June said."

    WHO in America asked this question? One person???? Not only is Alana and her mother obnoxious, they are a blemish on American Society. No wonder everyone hates Americans, we act like fools... and then make a show out of it! Please boycott TLC until they cancel this monstrosity!

    August 8, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  165. Marilyn Fraseer

    Has mom or Honey Boo Boo been informed of the benefits of diet and exercise?

    August 8, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  166. رهملا لتيليدلب

    @Billy Bob,

    Ha! Typical American, a violent kid toucher. Well, at least you weren't jabbering about blowing up her village to protect youre freddoms before doing rape on her. Stay classy, United Suck.

    August 8, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • big deal

      Look who's pointing fingers. It is a well-known fact that Arab men like to play with little boys. Probably why Michael Jackson wanted to move over there.

      August 8, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • middleeastsucks

      america sucks ? sure it does kumar ! looks like the middle east is the place to be right now doesnt it ? put down where your from ? yeah i would be ashamed too . .

      August 9, 2012 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
    • akbar mohammed

      awhh what happened kumar ? did a bobm land on your little house made of clay ? hahahaha

      August 9, 2012 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  167. jenn

    TLC should be ashamed of themselves its discusting.......everything about it is nasty...we have enough crap on t.v. we don't need anymore.....have some self respect for you & the rest of the family.....but you know the saying.....THE APPLE DOESN'T FALL FROM THE TREE!!!

    August 8, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Billy Bob

    Anyone else wanna strangle her until her eyes pop out and then skull fukk her?

    August 8, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr. Ed

      Wow! Way too far, dude! Even –I– am offended.

      August 8, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • *sad

      Billy bob u r a sick person wonder how many people u hv harmed u need to be put away from the public for even thinking not to mention post it on a public website...just sick

      August 8, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • *sad

      Wonder if they can trace u billy bob because I think your comment should be reported to the police.u sound like a dangerous person..i checking into it now..people like u need to be stopped

      August 8, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sally

      @sad, I think it's a rhetorical question...

      August 8, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • *sad

      How do u know sally are u helping him skull fukk kids to?

      August 8, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • inspector gadget

      I actually have a friend at the FBI in that specializes in busting ped0philes. Running this by him now. Billy bob, I hope you are just kidding, but just in case.... get yourself a lawyer.

      August 8, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • sandbush

      Considering he didn't say which one(mom or daughter) he was going to perform said act upon he's in the clear. It was obviously a joke. Everyone brush the sand out of your respective vàginas.

      August 8, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Leah Truvone (CNN.Com)

      Too late, sir. Your ip address has been traced and the authorities have been notified. Let's take this as an example that behavior like this will no longer be tolerated on any of our blogs. You can try to defend yourself under whatever user name you can devise, but your address remains the same. Take the time after reading this post to get your affairs in order; you are going to be detained for a while, I think.

      August 8, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • failure

      @Leah Truvone,


      No one by that name at Communist News Network, next time make it plausible and use a real name.

      August 8, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • *sad

      All of u sick people backing and supporting billy bob when 1 of ur family members or friends r missing think abt all the words billy bob stated and image and wonder if thats happen to them.

      August 8, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      Obviously it was a joke – meant to illustrate my intense annoyance of constantly seeing commercials for this stupid show. But admittedly it crossed a line. As for the authorities I'm pretty sure they have better thinks to do than go after people posting juvenile comments. And considering my post is still there I don't think moderating these forums is a priority for CNN. That said, I apologize to anyone I offended.

      August 9, 2012 at 8:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Santana

      WOWWWWWWWWWWW! People that say things like that need to check themself, just keeping it real.

      August 10, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  169. kiki d

    Seriously? They put this disaster family on the TEEVEE??? This has to be the most disgusting, ill-mannered, ridiculous, and did I mention disgusting, family I've ever had the displeasure of seeing. TLC has taken to following around the dregs of society now and calling it television worth watching. I weep for our future if pathetic families like this are given a platform on TV. TLC, you might want to rethink your name because nobody is learning ANYTHING from your programs...unless you consider lessons on how to be a foul, disgusting, overweight hick LEARNING.

    August 8, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Name*can't believe this

    Id you saw this kidon the show then you saw that mother give her soda % energy drink mixed to get her "ready " for the pageant . Instead of them getting a tv show they should get a visit from child protection services. An exploited child is an abused child in my book.

    August 8, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Janie

      Amen. Child abuse comes in many forms. Praying for these folks... the ridicule is coming. 🙁

      August 9, 2012 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  171. Sly Sadie

    They say the camera adds about 10 pounds... JUST HOW MANY CAMERAS ARE ON DAT MOM?!

    August 8, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Snorlax

    TLC has a pile of nerve calling themselves The Learning Channel. Just sayin.

    August 8, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  173. big deal

    Just what we need another show that reinforces redneck stereotypes.

    August 8, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Tony

    That family reeks of interbreeding.

    August 8, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  175. MacGruber

    I hate ya'll. You people need to get lives and eat food and get fat like a regular american.

    August 8, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • *sad

      U r on point sound like haters to me ...attacking a 6 yr old child about her weight and we wonder why our children turn to drug and kill themselves because of coward bullies like them..let her hv her moment in the spot light

      August 8, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  176. Big Daddy Cool

    And we wonder why this country is going to hell in a hand basket!

    August 8, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Embarrassed

      Couldn't have said it better myself! Amen. No more hope 4this country. Very sad.

      September 2, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
  177. sassysticks53

    I'm at a loss for words on this. I did see the episode that featured Alana back in January on Toddlers & Tiaras. I thought the child was adorable and way mature than her age ("y'all better recognize!"). I do intend to watch the first episode tonight. If I feel Alana is being exploited in a way that makes fun of her and her family, then I won't be watching again. Something about T&T is toubling as it is. There is something troubling about the exposure these little girls are getting and the heavy makeup and skimpy outfits some of them wear (forced). And for all the trailer trash/white trash bashing – well, this is a part of America whether we are embarassed or not. The Thompson family still belong to us because they are still Americans.

    August 8, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amoridere

      Thank you and that is all the show is, exploitation of this loving and, albeit, unconventional family. I personally do not like the show (just the show, not the family themselves, just the show) just because it is exploitation, exploitation that TLC uses to milk ratings and thats all that matters to tv channels today, ratings. At least, they love each other and TLC is exploiting them. This isn't even the first time there was exploitation from TLC because they've did this with John and Kate +8, Toddlers and Tiaras, and the Duggars (they've did this). And for those who don't know, loads of people shop using coupons and, also, she is placing some money in a trust fund for her daughters, something other pageant moms likely aren't doing.

      June 8, 2013 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • You were just at the debbie boone nail salon...get lost.

      June 8, 2013 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Trixie Trefoil

    i wonder what's going to happen to wee Honey Boo Boo when America has moved on to the next cute child TLC is exploiting. Will she wonder why America stopped caring about her? For the love of God, she's SIX! I hope her mama is putting away this money for when the party's over 🙁

    August 8, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  179. masterpulha

    please cancel this show .. its child exploration

    August 8, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Derp

    Here comes C h u n k y F a t C r a p ! ! !

    August 8, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  181. Jane

    I HATE TLC!!! I saw a commercial for this and got sick. I just came here to ask TLC TO STOP. A bunch of fat pigs exploited by FAT cats. Disgusting. You can't even understand these people when they speak. Do they even speak English? Did they go to school? Why are they on The Learning Channel? ENOUGH!! Go away. There is enough trash on TV. Why would anyone ever put that child in a pageant? She can't even enunciate properly. SO DISGUSTING.

    August 8, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • PrincessMoFo

      Jane your comment is pretty disgusting in itself..

      August 8, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kristen

      Jane, you are being very ignorant. It is possible to voice your opinion in a more respectful way.

      August 8, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      Why are we busting on Jane? How else to describe the Thompson family? One day when they are the subject of "where are they now?", they will be in the same place as right now, but penniless. Penniless because people like the Thompson's are prone to the "hillbilly rich syndrome". The will p iss away the TLC cash in less than 1 year and have nothing to show for it. Even if baby Boo Boo has a trust fund placed in her name, she'll have it gone days after it is opened up to her. I don't expect that poor child to be anything more than what her enviornment has taught her to be.
      I don't need to elaborate, you get the point looking at her parents.

      September 3, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  182. AmyDD

    "I think America will get the gist of who we actually are." Why would you care about America getting the gist of who you are? WHO CARES.

    Worst idea ever. Just be obnoxious and you'll be famous! It's that easy!

    August 8, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  183. LifeIsRealityEnough

    After the Gosselin implosion I stopped watching "reality" TV. Sticking with USA and TNT. And can we guess whether Alana will be allowed to stay up until 10 p.m. to watch this show?

    August 8, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Rick

    Look at that chin! That thing should have it's own show!

    August 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  185. NO!!!!

    Stop the madness. No more reality shows! This is wrong is so many ways. Maybe they are grooming the next Kartrashian family.

    August 8, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |

    It is absolutely sick that TLC is openly promoting child explotation. Who came up with this idea for real? This is absolutely sick and shouldnt be on t.v. TLC has really gone to trash these days. Isn't it suppose to be "the learning channel"? more like the loser channel.

    August 8, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Concerned 4us

      Welcome to America in the 21st century, a country made up of desperate morons.

      September 2, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      I once wrote the TLC people and requested that they change their name to The Lurid Channel. A horrible excuse for a channel. What is there to learn from that channel other than that the human condition truly is f uckedin more ways than one?

      September 3, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Winnie Poo


    August 8, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  188. Observer

    I feel a sudden and uncontrollable urge to put a brick through my television...

    August 8, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Royal Pain

      Smash that brick against your head. Leave the innocent TV out of it.

      August 8, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Malpace

      If you people hate the Honey Boo Boo show so much, why are you even watching it. Not everyone lives the same life and you cannot change the world . I think it is refreshing hoot and I love it.

      August 23, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  189. bobcat

    Dat chick needs to lose A LOT of weight!

    August 8, 2012 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
    • starofkaduri

      And you need to visit our temple. Come, bobcat, drink our koolaid. Then you will see a vision and cross over to a better place.

      August 8, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |

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