An Open Letter to Mama June That Could Save Honey Boo Boo’s Life

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honey boo boo and juneDear Mama June,

I know you have taken a lot of heat since Here Comes Honey Boo Boo debuted. Many people just don't appreciate how, um, unique your family is. Well, let me start by saying that I get a kick out of every minute of that show. I love how you tell it like it is and you teach your girls not to be ashamed of who they are. However, there is something you really need to "redneckognize" -- you are standing by while little Alana kills herself one cheese ball at a time.

I know you adore your kids. In fact, there is probably not a more loving reality TV mom. It's especially great how you've taught them the importance of being themselves. Many other mothers may snub their nose at the behavior you let them get away with, but every time you all engage in a belch or fart fest, I just remember one of my Granny Ethel's favorite quips: "There's more room out than in." It's true. There is.

Though, your relaxed attitude about Honey Boo Boo's health is putting her life in danger. It sounds melodramatic, I know. But it's true. Alana recently received a lot of attention for the Facebook photo of her holding a large bag of Skittles and wearing a snug Hello Kitty nightgown. To say the comments were hateful is an understatement. There's never a reason to call a kid names or poke fun at their size. That's just wrong. But fact of the matter is, her weight could become a real problem if she doesn't learn to eat healthier and exercise now. Childhood obesity can put you at risk for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and even several types of cancer in adulthood.

I'm not one of those moms who think kids (boys or girls) should be stick thin. That's not healthy either. But childhood obesity is a serious problem in this country. June, I love your "we are who we are, take it or leave it" attitude. A lot of parents put unbelievable pressure on their kids to be perfect and that’s just as bad as ignoring health risks. Honey Boo Boo is a sweet, beautiful girl. I just want her to grow up to be a healthy woman. Don't you?


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bills... billsfan1104

I thought at first this would of been a nasty letter to her, but it wasn't an I agree with it.

I love the show too an they are one of the most giving families. Did you see the one for Christmas and how Mama June now gives back to a lady that helped her out one Christmas. I thought June was gonna cry.

tuffy... tuffymama

You may catch flak from the moms who think she should feed her kid any way she pleases, regardless of health or what you think. I happen to agree with you. Those poor kids. June's face doesn't even look like the face of a real person, and June herself will probably keel over early and leave Alana motherless. A man her size was cremated and his melting fat caught fire and burned down the whole crematorium. Coffins her size are double and triple wide, and must be lowered into the ground with construction equipment. Not an elegant way to be remembered. I hope she wakes the eff up and makes the necessary changes. All she has to say to her kids is, "do you want to end up like me?" Mothers should want better for their kids.

I say this as a former FAT person, so consider that before you start slinging it.

MamaD... MamaDee83

^^^ Ditto to both of those :)

Jessica Epperson

Wow. This is disgusting. YOU are disgusting and so are all three of the commenters. Shut your disgusting mouths and quit pretending like you even care about their health, because you don't. You just don't like the fact that they're fat. They don't fit in YOUR lifestyle so you think you have the right to talk crap about them? Go screw yourselves, all of you.

This "letter" was nasty and hateful. You should be ashamed.

Lobelle Lobelle

The article isn't hateful Jessica, it's factual. It's the parents responsibility to teach nutrition, fat is not healthy period.


rebec... rebeccarae

Jessica- ignorance is not always bliss. Facts aren't attacks. The only disgusting thing is people who know better but don't help those who may not. What the article stated is truth in the best way. From a formerly "fat" person. (:

Caera Caera

Oh, shut your rank pie-hole Erica, and put away your soapbox. You're a condescending asshole.

bills... billsfan1104

Jessica, you can kiss my fake right tit.

jkm89 jkm89

Lololololol @ all of these comments! Omg!


Jesus H Bills! Really?

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