Honey Boo Boo Might Be Worth More to Her Mom When She's Fat

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Honey Boo Boo To say 2012 was a good year for Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson would be an understatement as big as her family's stockpile of paper products. From their humble home that sits inches from a train track to a spot with Anderson Cooper tonight to ring in the New Year on CNN, she and her family have come a long way for sure. Redneckognize!, indeed.

For the most part, I've cheered them and their often cringe-worthy ways on as they've made their way into the hearts of America. Recent reports about just how far mama June Shannon is willing to go to guarantee they keep climbing, however, are upsetting to say the least.

According to Star magazine, June wants to keep Alana chubby because she thinks that's part of her shtick, and will keep people watching the show. She's apparently lost some weight recently and mama June doesn't like it one bit. A source told the magazine:

Alana lost some weight recently, and June totally freaked out — she’s terrified the family will lose their show if Alana gets skinny. She knows the main reason Alana is a celebrity is because she is overweight, and June won’t jeopardize that.

IF that's true, then it's outrageous, and I'd say it comes pretty close to child abuse if not being a flat out prime example of it. The source went on to say, “June has banned all vegetables and fruit from the house and stocked up on even more pizza, hot dogs, and snacks.”

Outrageous ... but I'm also not willing to slay June for doing this based on a tabloid report.

Do I think the family needs to work on their eating habits? Holy cheese balls, yes. Their sketti and junk food binges are not good for anyone, and Alana definitely needs some help getting her weight in check, or she's destined for a lifetime of health problems. And that's sad.

But June not knowing how or not being able to follow through on getting her eating and exercise habits in check is much different than trying to make her gain weight. I frankly can't imagine any parent doing that, and based on what I've seen of June's love and support for her daughter, I can't imagine she'd really do it either, no matter how much more people may love Alana chubby. I hope not anyway.

Do you think June would really try to get Alana to gain weight just for ratings?


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nonmember avatar Ash

I don't believe it. Regardless of what is said about their lifestyle (which they seem to be having more fun then most families I've witnessed), June comes off to me as a good person.

I've read that she puts all of the money into trust funds for her daughters and refuses to sell their home or upgrade it. She also donates a lot of her extra couponing stash to charity. Well she may not have the best eating habits, that doesn't sound to me like a mom who would purposefully keep her daughter overweight.

Mom2f... Mom2fourlove

Your really basing your article on star magazine?

LeeshaE LeeshaE

I cannot stand any article pointing at this little girls weight. Your gonna give the girl a complex. She seems happy and that's what matters not what shape her body is. Plus her mom is no skinny minnie so genetically she is predisposed to be a bigger girl and there's nothing wrong with that. What is wrong is article like these making it seem like she should be something she's not.

nonmember avatar jennifer

I just don't buy it. You can't believe everything you read on the internet. And especially junky tabloid magazines. June is an excellent mother. She gives to others, does charity work , teaches her children the importance of giving to others as well. The show is proof of that. They are a hard working family that love one another and are enjoying their life. And who cares what they eat or don't eat. At least they have food on the table every night which is far from what some families and children have which is nothing. I do not see anything that points to child abuse in any way at all. If anything is abusive, it's this article. Check your facts before making an @ss of yourself.

BPayne09 BPayne09

If Star says it happened then it must be true!

javak... javakitty2011

source lol. From Star. lol lol lol. Riiight. She's was also abducted by aliens and raised in the jungle by two headed dogs I'm guessing?


nonmember avatar Guest

Can someone please explain to me why I'm always reading that this child better get her eating habits in order before she gets fat? She IS fat! In fact, based on age/ht- she's obese already. Seriously, there is a fine line between chubby/baby fat and overweight, and this child surpassed that well before age 6.

grnsm... grnsmomma

Soon her weight is going to start hindering her in the pageants.  That and, you know, the ghetto that you can only hide so much.  When they show her in pageants she's usually not even one of the top 3 contestants but (I assume) with the tv show they let her slide.

aponder aponder

I don't believe this either, I've seen 2 shows of this and in one of them the family was all on diets, perhaps look further than star magazine.  If this is true however I wonder if the mother considers the fact that if she wants Alana to go further, like in the teen and adult pageants she will have to lose the baby fat.  I was a chubby little girl too, if it's handle correctly this doesn't have to be an issue her whole life.

nonmember avatar hannah

This is absolutely terrible! I can’t believe a mother would prioritize fame and fortune over the health of her little one! I really hope it’s not true! However, judging by the clips I’ve seen of the show, it’s not uncommon to see Alana munching chips, soda, and BBQ. I’ve never been a huge fan of Honey Boo Boo, but this has gone so far that I feel I must intervene. I’m definitely going to tell all my friends, DISH coworkers, and family members to stop watching this show, so hopefully June can get her priorities in line before it’s too late. Unfortunately, I think this will be a lost cause in my household, since my roommates have been addicted to Honey Boo Boo since the first episode. Luckily, I can still do my part to boycott the show now that we’ve upgraded our DVR to DISH’s Hopper. Since it has three independent tuners, I can watch something else while they get their TLC fix, which avoids any conflicts for the remote. I just hope once my roomies see this article, they will think twice about this show!

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