Some of Georgia’s finest redneck came from out of the woodwork over the weekend to catch a glimpse of their states new poster child Alana Thompson aka Honey Boo Boo.
The seven year old star of “Comes Honey Boo Boo” a reality television program which airs on TLC held a “Meet and Greet so Mama can Eat” publicity appearance at Lucy Lu’s Boutique in Douglas, GA on Saturday.
Fans of the beauty pageant contestant turned reality star whose motto is “A $dollar$ makes me holler,” signed autograph’s and posed for pictures while “Mama” who has been described as “so fat she makes free willy look like a goldfish” sat back drinking her “Go Go Juice” and gloating about her youngest child’s “new found” claim to fame.
The show has become a pop culture phenomenon…During its 10 episode first season, the series averaged 2.3 million viewers, its most-watched episode had about 3 million viewers.
In case you didn’t know…Recipe for Go Go Juice…Part Red Bull, part Mountain Dew.
Compensation: Reality families usually make a salary 10 percent of a show’s per-episode budget. Continued Here
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The Media reacts to “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.”
Reality families usually make a salary 10 percent of a show’s per-episode budget, yet controversy stirred up when it was reported TLC was only paying the family between $5,000 and $7,000 per episode some news outlets reported the figure was actually $2,000 to $4,000. Jon and Kate Gosselin of TLC’s Jon & Kate Plus 8, which first aired in 2007, earned $22,500 per episode, while the Duggars of 18 Kids and Counting are believed to be earning between $25,000 and $40,000 per episode.TLC stated they were in negotiations with the family regarding future earnings per episode; their salary was later raised to $15,000 to $20,000.
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“I’ll stop passing gas when I’m dead.” –Pumpkin sticking it to the man. Everyone loves a rebel.
As you can see from these Honey Boo Boo quotes, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” can be all that’s wrong with America or the funniest show to hit television in a long time. We’ll let you decide.
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James Poniewozik mostly praised the show, but criticized the producers for “the way that the show seems to assume that those viewers will look at this family and the world”.
A reviewer for Forbes criticized TLC as trying to “portray Alana’s family as a horde of lice-picking, lard-eating, nose-thumbing hooligans south of the Mason–Dixon line“, stating that “it falls flat, because there’s no true dysfunction here, save for the beauty pageant stuff.”
The Guardian also criticized the attempt to portray the Thompsons as something to “point and snicker at”, saying, “none of the women or girls who participate in the show seems to hate themselves for their poverty, their weight, their less-than-urbane lifestyle, or the ways in which they diverge from the socially-acceptable beauty standard.”
The Hollywood Reporter pronounced the show “horrifying,” explaining, “You know this show is exploitation. TLC knows it. Maybe even Mama and HBB know it, deep down in their rotund bodies. Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is a car crash, and everybody rubber-necks at a car crash, right? It’s human nature. Yes, except that if you play that card, you also have to realize that human nature comes with the capacity to draw a line, to hold fast against the dehumanization and incremental tearing down of the social fabric, even if this never-ending onslaught of reality television suggests that’s a losing effort. You can say no to visual exploitation. You can say no to TLC. And you can say no to Honey Boo Boo Child. Somebody has to.”
Honey Boo Boo to her fans – received Glitzy the Piggy as a consolation prize after a recent pageant defeat.