Talk about low. Joy Behar, co-host of The View, recently went way too far in an attack on 6-year-old Alana Thompson, star of the new hit show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
There's certainly a lot to, uh ... digest when it comes to the show. I'm not sure whether people are fascinated by the family because it's so close to reality (or a reality they fear) for many, or because people just want to trash them to make them feel better about their own lives. Whatever the reason, people have plenty to say and can't look away. Behar, however, took the banter to a whole new level when she attacked the girl's weight and predicted a big fat future for her.
While the family's junk food habits are without a doubt concerning, Behar went after her with such venom, it went beyond just being trashy to being downright mean.
What’s little Honey Boo Boo going to grow up to be? That’s what I want to know? She’s going to be a fat kid; she’s going to grow up to be a big fat woman. She is, I can tell. She’s just a kid, but you see the genetics are right there. She’s going to have large boob boobs -- Honey Boobs Boobs.
Thanks Joy, you just gave all the kids on the playground some new ammunition against a little girl. And we wonder why there are so many bullies today with role models like that. I get that she's supposedly a comedienne, but that's far from funny and shows what a classless act she is.
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No, eating family-size bags of chips and drinking "Go-Go-Juice" (Red Bull and Mountain Dew) aren't the foundation of a healthy diet. And yes, it does appear that Honey Boo Boo may have some weight challenges ahead of her if things don't change, but Behar calling her names and condemning her to a bleak future isn't going to help. Shame on her. Honey Boo Boo may need help battling weight gain, but she doesn't need hate.
Do you think Joy Behar went too far in her attack on Honey Boo Boo and her weight? Has anyone ever attacked your child over his or her weight?
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