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Honey Boo Boo plans public appearance

We took this photo of Honey Boo Boo and her mom when we went down to visit. Sort of looks like she has her giant inflatable hammer in a wrestling choke hold, doesn't it?

We took this photo of Honey Boo Boo and her mom when we went down to visit. Sort of looks like she has her giant inflatable hammer in a wrestling choke hold, doesn't it?

Honey Boo Boo is taking her show on the road. The 7-year-old star of TLC’s “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” plans a public appearance next weekend at a Global Championship Wrestling match in Alabama.

Alana Thompson, as Honey Boo Boo is also known, will be on hand for the “Fall Brawl” at the Pell City, Ala. Civic Center on Sept. 29, according to the Talladega Daily Home.

A photo and autograph session with the breakout star of TLC’s “Toddlers and Tiaras” starts before the match, according to the GCW web site. You’ll need a ticket to get in – they’re $10. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. (Remember Alabama’s in the Central time zone, if you plan to drive over from Atlanta).

Evidently a wrestler known as “The New Sensation Steve Stiles” is also from McIntyre, so having Honey Boo Boo there was a natural fit.

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Coco Thomas

September 21st, 2012
9:09 am

People may talk about this show being “trashy” or expoitive,” but I truly admire the way Honey’s mother builds Honey’s confidence. She is constently saying positive things to Honey, “do your best,” “your pretty”,” beautiful on the inside”. Confidence and self-esteem building is what our girl’s need, in order to have healthy attitudes and emotions. I could care less how they talk. There is enough love in that family to overshadow the jokes.

Jennifer Brett

September 21st, 2012
9:23 am

Coco, agreed! Also if you have noticed Alana always calls adults “ma’am” or “sir” or calls them “Ms so-and-so” and always says “thank you” when someone gives or does something for her. Pretty good manners for a 7-year-old!

Jennifer

RBHinton

September 21st, 2012
9:34 am

Amen Coco! I’m so tired of people trashing this family. Honestly, they’re alot like every other family in America and people are afraid to admit that for some reason. They are who they are and make no apologies for it. But in the meantime, they love each other, the little girl is a confident little lady and they make positive contributions to their community. They’re ok in my book!

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Rodney Ho

September 21st, 2012
9:43 am

Wonder how much they’re charging for public appearances? And when the heck are they coming to Atlanta?

Among the Sane

September 21st, 2012
9:51 am

Finally, some sane people commenting! I find it so interesting that many folks say things about this show like “Honey BooBoo is the perfect child for EndTimes”, and that the show is a sign of the “end times.” Such statements make me cringe. While Alana and her family are not sophisticated nor commercially beautiful, they are a strong, loving family. They don’t seem to be wrapped up in materialism, and can definetly make fun of themselves. I find that entertaining! As a southerner myself, I can truthfully say that June and SugarBear’s family is not unusual. Nor is their unapologetic attitude. I can also say that I would much rather have rednecks as neighbors than pompous, self important, self described “sophisticates” anyday.

Youlanda S

September 21st, 2012
10:27 am

I think the show isgreat. I would love to meet Honey Boo Boo and Her family. Of all the reality shows that are airing right now, I would rather watch Honey Boo Boo. They are good honest people that this world needs more of.

P.S. Simple Living/Less Stress/More Happiness

victoria

September 21st, 2012
11:03 am

I can’t even read the “positive” affirmations some people are actually posting about this “mother” without feeling sick. I certainly don’t think having your daughter dance around, like a stripper, on top of a college bar as a positive way to boost a child’s confidence. Nor do I think a 7 or 8 year old girl who say things like, “A dolla’ make me wanna holla” is displaying good manners. Exploiting this child, making her prance around and getting her hopped up on “go-go” juice is not healthy nor is it building POSITIVE self esteem. This mother already has one young daughter pregnant and I’ll be blown away if the rest don’t end up the same way…just like good ol’ Mom. What ever happened to building a child’s confidence through education, sports, arts and/or hobbies? Being fat, uneducated, lazy, inappropriate and just plain vulgar aren’t great qualities to pass on to your kids. I am sorry – this is not what a “redneck” is. I beat there are a LOT of Southern people out there who proudly call themselves rednecks but wouldn’t put themselves in the same category as this woman. It’s unfortunate that she’s past all these “wonderful” traits on to her kids. I am sure they will all be great contributors to society. Oh – and just to note, lauging at oneself because you dont’ take yourself too seriously is not the same as disrespecting yourself. Her unaplogetic attitude is paid for by TLC. What would you call someone who makes a joke of themself and their entire family for the sake of dollar?

LoveUGA

September 21st, 2012
11:16 am

A young girl making comments like “a dolla make me wanna holla” is really no different than most kids who say silly things. There is no need to be so judgmental. Maybe you can’t read the positive affirmations because you’re jealous that an “unsophisticated” family shows more love to each other than most families (possibly including yours) do. They live in a small town where most people live paycheck to paycheck. Give them credit for making it work. If your child was not considered pretty in the eyes of the world, does that mean you wouldn’t give her compliments to boost her self esteem? The mother may be overweight, but she does do a lot of things right. She may have made mistakes in the past (getting pregnant young), but she’s doing her best to raise a family now, and is probably doing it better than most. She coupons and shows her children how to save money, and their home always looks very clean. Just because you don’t agree with they way they do everything does not mean that you are right.

LoveUGA

September 21st, 2012
11:18 am

Oh, and I am sorry, Victoria- I am a Southerner… born and raised in GA my entire life, and I can say that yes, they are rednecks. Get over it.

#1 Foxy Lady

September 21st, 2012
11:34 am

i wonder if she will be morbidly obese like her mother.

BD

September 21st, 2012
11:40 am

I enjoy the show it is quite funny. Alana (Honey Boo Boo) says the funniest things I do not feel they are being exploited in any way. Look any of the Real Housewife’s, The Kardashians, Love and Hip Hop..etc…how gross and disrespectful are those shows? All though Honey Boo Boo lives in an older type house right at the rail road tracks doesn’t make them less of a family. People on line rip them apart and say the most mean and nasty things about what they look like their weight..what they are eating to what they wear. I mean really..who are they hurting? You notice they do everything together? They are a family!! For all the people who like to criticize and demean them you are being a BULLY..basically making fun of someones looks/weight. So don’t let me hear all the sad stories about bullying when I see grown adults bully this family and most people just laugh and agree.

BD

September 21st, 2012
11:42 am

Hey Foxy Lady..so what her mother is obese…..so what are you trying to say? She isn’t as good a person because she is over weight? NICE PERSON YOU ARE.

tonig

September 21st, 2012
11:48 am

I love this family and the show… June, SugarBear, and the clan may not be perfect (and neither are we) but they are living one happy life. I am proud to have Honey Boo Boo be from my adopted home state, better than The Jersey Shore…

Donna P.

September 21st, 2012
11:53 am

Go Honey, go Honey!!!

Rozie

September 21st, 2012
12:01 pm

Love Love Honey Boo Boo and family. Alana is a very smart, quick sassy wit little girl with a loving spirit. A true GA peach in the making. Keep it coming and GOOD job June and Sugar Bear…

nancy

September 21st, 2012
12:32 pm

Victoria, you really need to lose the uppity attitude and “redneckognize”

Nancy

September 21st, 2012
12:34 pm

Victoria, you really need to lose the uppity attitude and “redneckognize!!!!”

Will Smith

September 21st, 2012
12:46 pm

steve stiles lives in Hardwick about 30 minutes from McIntyre

missnadine

September 21st, 2012
12:56 pm

Like Victoria, I don’t see the humor in this show. The family is so unhealthy and bad mannered, with all the farting. Just awful. I also think that child beauty pageants should be banned. I hate to see sexualized children, and that includes Alana. I am glad she has good esteem, and in that area, the mother has done well. But please, don’t make it out to be so unusual. Billions of parents compliment their children. It is almost as if the people commenting as they are surprised.

I do think it is disgusting to feed your kids junk food all the time. Alana should NOT be overweight, and you just know this she is likely to get worse. This young girl’s time in the pageant circuit will come to an end soon. Chubby girls are cute; fat teens are not. What is going to happen to her then? I also feel as if the show exploits them. Yes, everyone can make up their own mind, but I do think they have sold this family a bill of goods. I am sure there are people behind the scenes convincing them that their bad behavior is just fine.

LoveUGA

September 21st, 2012
1:00 pm

If you don’t like it then turn the channel and watch something else. Easy as that.

JaneJJ

September 21st, 2012
1:09 pm

Love the show. Charming and funny little girl. Victoria, #1 Foxy Lady and Missnadine, stick a sock in it. We really don’t care about your counseling sessions. Go HONEY..Do your think girl.

Rod

September 21st, 2012
1:16 pm

AMEN Victoria!!!

Vicky

September 21st, 2012
1:17 pm

JaneJJ – “Do your think girl.”

Looks like you’re as educated as the rest of the folks on the show!

sheila

September 21st, 2012
1:28 pm

I enjoy Honey BooBoo. June builds confidence in her daughters, she teaches them how to budget and manage money and they have fun as a family. I like the show.

Rose

September 21st, 2012
1:29 pm

Ok, I love the show because they’re funny. But really? You admire them? JUNE HAS FOUR CHILDREN OUT OF WEDLOCK! Also, a FIFTEEN YEAR OLD IS PREGNANT! (Yes, I’m yelling :)

Caryn

September 21st, 2012
2:20 pm

I’ll take this family over the Kartrashians any day of the week. Honey Boo Boo’s family makes the most of what they have. Perhaps some of you prefer watching spoiled, hell-bound, cat-fighting “Real Housewives” of wherever.

indya woo

September 21st, 2012
2:43 pm

I just love this little girl and her family. They are keeping it real.

missnadine

September 21st, 2012
3:04 pm

The thing is – you people (yes, I am mean the people on this blog who are defending the show) are laughing at them. That is why you watch: you want to see a low-class family so you can make yourselves feel better. You would hate to have this family next door, and you would never let your kids play with these kids. You essentially laugh at them because it has become a sport to laugh at poor. uneducated, and fat peple on TV.

Caryn

September 21st, 2012
3:13 pm

Miss Nadine, while you’re entitled to your own opinions, you’re wrong about why I watch the show. I’m not laughing AT this family; I’m laughing WITH them. And I assure you I would most definitely let my children play with the Thompson girls.

Also, I find it amusing that you’re calling other people “uneducated” as you obviously don’t know when to use a comma rather than a period. And what does “I am mean the people” mean? Is English not your first language, dear?

Mary Wilson

September 21st, 2012
3:56 pm

I finally looked up who Honey Boo Boo is — another high mark for American culture. What is this all about? A bunch of fat, ugly rednecks — thank you, I’m an elitist and proud of it. I’ll stick with PBS!!!

Miss Understood

September 21st, 2012
4:07 pm

How quick some folks are to pass judgement on this family. I hate to say it but it sure seems like one more case of ‘if you don’t fit into the expected mold’ you don’t fit in. Alana, June and the gang clearly live, laugh and love together as a family. They struggle at times (who doesn’t). I see a lot of joy and happiness. I see them not afraid to not laugh at themselves. How awful to see someone and make such negative statements and assess their lives without truly knowing them. Reality check folks, America is fat, but does anyone ever ask fat people if they WANT to be fat? Nope, just assume they choose to be fat. Seriously? I would love to have this family as my neighbors! I’m not perfect, no one is….and as many have said, if you don’t like it change the channel. This graduate school student who is fat and loves to laugh will continue to watch this family and enjoy!! Go Honey Boo Boo & June & family! Sending some Florida sunshine and love your way!

teri johnson

September 21st, 2012
4:33 pm

I agree, despite their simplicity, and there’s nothing wrong with that, mother June has done a great job teaching Alana to be respectful to others and has a healthy self esteem; which is something that most teen girls from a higher socio-economic status lack. I personally enjoy the show, and prefer it to the fake Kardashians, I guess my only hang up w/ the Kardashians, with our economy in the toilet and unemployment sky high, they flaunt their oppulence.

JMJVILLALOBOS

September 21st, 2012
7:57 pm

This show is just so stupid. It need to come off the air. This family are nothing but nasty, over weight, no manners and looks like they dont even take a bath. You would figure the mom would at least fix her self for the camers.

missnadine

September 21st, 2012
8:44 pm

Caryn – give me a break, you know I can write. By mistake I put “me” in the sentence where it didn’t quite fit. I was explaining why I said “you people”, so in brackets I said (yes, I am mean the people on this blog who are defending the show). I meant to say ( yes, I mean the people on this blog who are defending the show) .And obviously a stupid person such as yourself cannot tell the difference. I made a couple of OBVIOUS (to anyone with a functioning brain ) mistakes. I do know the difference between a period and a comma.

I think it is a cheap shot for the show’s producers to edit as they do as well, and you just know they are advising these people to act the way they do. I am someone who feels that feeding your children garbage all the time (go go sticks and worse) amounts to child abuse. As a parent she obviously thinks $300 or so pageant dresses are more valuable them having the kids eat a vegetable from time to time. The mom is cruel for surrounding that kid with junk food. When I first saw this mom I thought she was older than I am, and I am 50. She should show her love by saving her kid from being too unhealthy, and stopping the cycle of bad eating.

Despite my rant, I think they are 100% better than the Kardashians.

purplecarnations

September 21st, 2012
9:30 pm

I see more love in this family then any other on t.v. They appreciate what they have and dont overspend. they are family orientated and enjoy the simple things in life. we all could eat healthier and so should they but at least they will grow up with values and the sense of being loved and accepted.

missnadine

September 22nd, 2012
12:20 am

Last thought on this – sorry. I really dislike kid pageants, and I think of them as child abuse. We’ve all seen the shows: the heavy makeup, the teased hair, suggestive costumes and provocative dance moves. As much bad press as the pageant circuit receives, and most of it unflattering, they continue to be promoted on TLC Networks, and the stakes are getting higher – fake tans, super high heels, even using a cigarette as a prop. Even if you don’t agree that Alana’s mom feeds her so much horrible food, then at least agree that the pageants are terrible for kids.

Aac

September 22nd, 2012
10:25 pm

June also has an 18 year old that her mother is/has raised. The family can’t be all that close since we haven’t seen Honey Boo Boos oldest sister and grandma.

Maria Lopez

September 23rd, 2012
2:03 am

To a few haters here: you haters got nerves coming on honey’s page and say this garbage! Enough of jealousy! I am sure you are no supermodel!
Honey boo boo is so pretty and she makes me laugh hard, they all do! They make my day!
I love love this family! So to all you haters please SHUT THE HELL UP and go back to your own miserable lives because the rest of us love this show! I watch honey boo boo over kardashian any day!
My honey boo boo is here to stay! No one is forcing you to watch so GET LOST you losers!
GO HONEY BOO BOO
WE LOVE YOU SWEETIE❤❤

K. West

September 23rd, 2012
6:53 am

The family is normal; the norm is obese, unrefined, generously loving, etc.!

The little girl is learning a valuable and common lesson very early in life, and that is how to use her appearance and words to get what she wants: Proper manners and a certain image to some crowds, and then genuine human nature to others.

This is not abnormal, and it is disgusting, and it is also what someone else mentioned – makes the US culture a laughing-stock because the educated social advocacy that is between the lines apparently cannot be deciphered by the general public.

sammiebear

September 23rd, 2012
12:37 pm

I love this show ,I would rather spent my time watching a show about normal everyday people than those fake repulsive shows on the rich and famous like the Kardashians . I n my opinion life should be lived to enjoy and laugh and be happy not to worry how to spent my millions. I hope they keep this show Here comes Honey Boo Boo on for a long time.

hater girl

September 23rd, 2012
8:17 pm

OMG i am disgusted honey booboo i won ultimate grand supreme 8 times in a row you are very pretty but take it down a notch love ya good luck lol

hater girl

September 23rd, 2012
8:24 pm

Omg i won ultimate grand supreme 12 times in a row and miss America so good luck and to everyone who said her mother is big shutup you will get bad luck honey booboo love ya

hater girl

September 23rd, 2012
8:26 pm

The first comment wasent me i love honey booboo

hater girl

September 24th, 2012
5:13 pm

Hey i loveeeee you

thelazycomic

September 25th, 2012
7:05 am

I can’t wait for the debut of THERE GOES HONEY BOO BOO.

Yeti

September 25th, 2012
8:38 pm

I can’t wait until “Here Comes Diabetic Foot Bo Bo”

Zoe

September 25th, 2012
9:24 pm

Insipid show about intellectually challenged, yet absurdly loveable people. Laugh on, rest of the world: yes, this is the South for you.