'Honey Boo Boo' Shouldn't Have to Holler for a Dollar or a Bodyguard

honey boo booHere's something I never thought I'd hear myself say: It's about damn time Honey Boo Boo gets more money!! But I'm saying it, and I mean it, too: Show Alana Thompson the money!! Rumor has it the 7-year-old reality star (well, her family, really) is asking for $10,000 an episode for the second season of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, and if that sounds like a lot, well, you better redneckognize, or however the hell you spell it. After all, it's not like being America's First Redneck Royal Family is without risks -- their home was recently broken into (nothing was stolen, because, well, seriously?) and now Mamma June and Chickadee and Tinky-Winky and Dipsy (those last two might be Teletubbies) and the rest are under police protection, with a special bodyguard just for Honey Boo Boo Child. And I'm willing to bet TLC makes enough off of those "Beautimous" t-shirts alone to cover the reported $2,000 to $4,000 they paid the family for the first season.

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Then there's the not-so-insignificant issue of what some of those OTHER famous families make for their televised trainwrecks. Khloe Kardashian -- JUST Khloe -- pulls in a reported $20,000 per episode. (Kim Kardashian, if you really want to know, makes double that amount.) Bristol Palin? An estimated $50K for every installment of Life's a Tripp. Hell, the Landry family from Swamp People make $25,000 per episode!

What it boils down to is this: The Honey Boo Boo family deserves the same compensation/perks as their peers, if not more, because they introduced the term "vajiggle jaggle" to the world.

Do you think the Honey Boo Boo family deserves a salary bump and more security?

 

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