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Honey Boo Boo Makes Barbara Walters' 'Most Fascinating' List: 6 Reasons We Know It’s True

by Adriana Velez on December 4, 2012 at 5:20 PM

honey boo booWell look who's on Barbara Walters' "Most Fascinating People" list: Little Honey Boo Boo, that's who. And we shouldn't be the least bit surprised. I think if I had to guess, I'd say Barbara Walters is probably more "baffled" than "fascinated." I'm sure she's been asking herself, "What IS it about this poor little girl that has ALL OF AMERICA tawking?"

Her answer: It's a love story. She told Us Weekly, "A lot of people will say, 'For heaven's sake, this is ridiculous, this is a child at 5 or 6 years old entering beauty contests. But the relationship between Alana and her mother -- that's the story, the two of them. It's very touching." Ahhh, so it's the mother-daughter relationship? Hmm, are you sure it's not the gay pet pig? Let's dig a little deeper, Bawbwa. Here's why we think Honey Boo Boo is so fascinating.

Toddlers and Tiaras. Let's start with how this whole thing began: A cringe-inducing reality show about little girls in pageants. It's exploitative. The girls hate it -- except when they love it. It's repulsive -- and yet we can't look away.

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Go-go juice. Probably one of the worst legal beverages you could possibly feed a child. AND YET: It has the cutest name ever. It's kind of an irresistible combination.

Glitzy the gay pet pig. Yeah, speaking of that pig. What the EFF? It's not enough that her pet isn't a dog -- it's a pig. But it's not just a pig, it's a gay pig. And it's like the Liberace of pigs. I'm so sad she had to give up Glitzy.

Sketty. Pasta noodles mixed with margarine and ketchup. How are Alana and her family still alive? Science wants to know.

Rednecksploitation. Here Comes Honey Boo Boo opened up a new avenue for the kind of voyeuristic television that makes us queasy, self-righteous, happy, and sad. We felt so many things! So many uncomfortable things. See above re: Toddlers and Tiaras.

Mama Thompson. Admit it, there's some part of Honey Boo Boo's mom we can all relate to. She loves her daughter -- I think that's clear. But like the rest of us, she's just fumbling through parenthood, making mistakes. Unlike the rest of us, she's making all those mistakes on television. Heaven help her! I guess that's why ultimately I kind of agree with Barbara: The love between Alana and her mother is touching ... because it's so real and messy.

Do you think Honey Boo Boo deserves to be one of Barbara Walters' "Most Fascinating People"?

 

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  • Cryst...
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    CrystalMP

    December 4, 2012 at 5:54 PM
    Now I see why Adam Levine was so worked up lol he's just jealous.... Lmao
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    onefootcutiepie

    December 5, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    lol


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    Daniella Ivette Mendoza

    December 5, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    A redneck, extremely overweight and unhealthy family? I don't see the fascination. Well, there again, last year the "Jersey Shore" guys were on her list, so...


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    Sharon Jensen

    December 5, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    Reading that article just wasted two minutes of my life I'll never get back.  *Sigh* You ask, "well if I don't like it, why did I read it?"  Because I was hoping the title (which didn't expand when I rolled my mouse over it) would say, the Barbara Walters Most . . . Despised list. My bad . . .

     


  • DebaLa
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    DebaLa

    December 5, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    I relate to nothing that is their circus act. Barbara is merely highlighting the spectacle that is this... 'family.' 'Fascination' ≠ respect or admiration.


  • starm...
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    starmoonlight

    December 5, 2012 at 7:48 PM
    That family is disgusting.
  • jaymisue
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    jaymisue

    December 6, 2012 at 7:39 PM

    it isnt my place to judge but i think that family is a little rediculous...


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    'Tina Gavin

    December 7, 2012 at 4:43 PM

    ya'all better redneckognize.....


  • Rachel
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    Rachel

    June 17 at 8:14 AM
    The fact that you put autoplay videos at the BOTTOM of the page is the most obnoxious thing ever. Ridiculous.
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