They aren't living in poverty. Maybe less than some of us, but so what!
Looks a lot better then where I grew up. My question is how much
"reality" is there in this or any other reality show. These people know
they are being filmed and may be exaggerating their actions. And of course TLC
edits and cuts the whole episode. I'm a little bit concerned that this is
what viewers imagine all us Georgians are like. I was glad to hear that June is
putting aside money for her brood. Perhaps by the time they are 21 they will
have more sense then they do now!
I can hardly believe this family is living near poverty level as I have heard
that it's quite costly to enter kids into beauty pageants -- each entry
going into the thousands of dollars. Where does the initial investment come
from, and if all the money they make is going into a fund for the girls, where
do they get the money to keep entering her in the pageants. I don't watch
these shows, but in channel surfing came on it and watched a few minutes, and
all I saw was a child acting very spoiled and a mom acting like an idiot. Maybe
I should have watched more than just a few minutes, but that was enough. Bottom
line, glad I don't act like Mommy, and if my kids acted like Honey Boo Boo,
they'd be sitting uncomfortably for awhile. I don't like
disrespectful kids, and that's what I saw and the older ones supporting it.
Reality shows only tell part of the story--in fact they exist to exaggerate the
aspects of humanity that feed our stereotypes about the topic in question. They
accentuate the drama and the extreme or ridiculous choices people make, but
they're not reflective of how most people live. I do wonder how
the Redstate bloggers envision the poor if this show is somehow glorifying or
enobling to the poor. I find the disgust with which they claim subsidizing their
behavior is the problem to be kinda disgusting in itself. There will always be
folks with less means. Should they all be miserable downtrodden and constantly
eyes downturned, beggars on the streets. Are poor people not allowed to laugh
and play or even have children? I'm wary of anyone who claims
they can fix the "problem" with ideaology alone.
It could also shape the debate on literacy too.
I actually wish they would use some of the money. Margarine and ketchup are not
needed to make spagetti sauce. It's clear they respect money more than the
gosselins, any teen mom, and every reality show we have seen besides this one to
put money aside.
Isn't ironic that TLC (the learning channel) is devoted to programs
highlighting stupidity & illiteracy? Reality TV is the greatest
I am really tired of these shows. yes, they are entertaining.... but we really
now are scrapping the bottom of humanities. The amount of TV I watch has
dramatically decreased. News has gone the way of infotainment, and comedy has
become a freak show parade. If it weren't for sports, I am not sure there
would be much to watch anymore.Honey Boo Boo is a disgrace - not
here - but the childhood which should be care free that is now blasted on
millions of TV sets so we can all laugh at her and her family. But that goes
for most of reality shows out there..... MTV is horrid.... and I used to love
having that channel on.
The Beverly Hillbillies weren't real. The family on "Honey Boo Boo"
is real and there are many more like them throughout this country.
Wow are we becoming ultra sensitive. I remember this show called the Beverly
Hillbillies. Lots of fun, and was really funny watching the Hillbillies try and
fit in with the rich people in Beverly Hills.Should we cancel all
those re-runs?Also, what is the difference between Honey Boo Boo and
the Jersey Shore? Yes one has money and the other doesn't, but we are
still watching those shows to laugh at the stupidity of those people.
The kid is entertaining. She'll probably be a comedian or a televangelist.