Honey Boo Boo Joining 'Dancing With the Stars' Spin-Off Ignites Criticism

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From tiaras to the ballroom! Honey Boo Boo is joining Dancing With the Stars: Juniors that's bound to mix sass with the foxtrot. The tween reality star will throw her dancing heels in the race for the mirrorball trophy that has lots of folks sounding off ... and not for the best reasons. Sadly, news of Honey Boo Boo competing in a dance competition inspired more than a few critics to crack a few jokes -- going as far to say the 12-year-old will have a heart attack for even attempting such a contest. (Yes, really.)

  • Although there aren't a ton of deets about the spin-off series, one thing is certain: Honey Boo Boo came to play.

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    Us Weekly reports Black-ish star Miles Brown will join Honey Boo Boo on Dancing With the Stars: Juniors. The series, which is the second spin-off Dancing With the Stars show (anyone remember Dancing With the Stars: Athletes?), hasn't announced its premiere date -- so we'll have to wait and see.

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  • News of Honey Boo Boo competing on Dancing With the Stars: Juniors threw the interwebs in a tizzy.


  • A number of people are ready to cheer her on.

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    Yay for supportive comments.

  • Others, however, seem confused AF about the whole thing.

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  • And can't help but poke fun at the 12-year-old's weight.

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    Sadly, this isn't the first time a grown adult made fun of Honey Boo Boo's weight.

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  • ... including joke about Honey Boo Boo having a heart attack as a result of competing.

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  • It's truly appalling what we've become as a society ... and it seriously needs to stop.


    Cracking jokes about a tween is bullying, cruel, and just downright gross.

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