Whatchu know about Honey Boo Boo?! This girl is an anthropological wonder, TLC is really offering up a lot of culture in their new exposé on Redneck youth pageant culture and their families with their new show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”. Alana, the six year old beauty queen, took the internet by storm with her gif-worthy antics, and now she’s killing it on television with pregnant sister, pig named Glitzy and her dad called Sugar Bear.
Look at that little girl covered in fake flowers and glitter with a mother’s vicarious ambition reflecting in her lip gloss. Darling, isn’t it? But this girl isn’t like the other Toddlers in Tiaras, she’s got more chutzpa than that twit Eden Wood or any of those other JonBenet Ramsey types. That song, Cootie-Patootie is worthy of smoking weed to and nothing more!
What separates Honey Boo Boo’s family from other pageant families is that they’re redneck messes, trying to make a dollar out of their little girl’s dimples. Eden is obviously a shallow bitch; but Honey Boo Boo, she’s just like a normal person–jumping in the mud, and talking about how farting 12 times a day keeps you healthy.
She and her family exhibit the part of pageant culture that isn’t absolute torture but actually hilarious, and we can laugh because that’s what TLC allows us to do.
For instance, when you see a morbidly obese woman on the train feeding her chubby baby coffee ice cream from McDonald’s, you can only pretend like you’re not judging them and silently chuckle at their ignorance. Honey Boo Boo is that fat baby on the train. But Honey Boo Boo and her mama, and her sisters Chubbs, Chickadee and Pumpkin don’t mid being fat babies; they represent a culture of a deaf, dumb and blind people just getting by on what they can. And if that means force feeding a first grader a Mountain Dew-Redbull mix to give them the energy to exploit herself for some extra cash, they’ll do it; and they did, and look where it got them.
And that’s an aspect of culture that’s hard for us to comprehend, even though their supposedly in our culture. Crazy, right? Thanks, TLC I really am learning.
Here are the first two episodes, enjoy:Tweet