Before yesterday, I thought Honey Boo Boo was just another TLC exploit of little girls forced into the cutthroat world of glamour pageants. Naturally, TLC does not shadow some cute little girl who wins all the time—because that would be Boring.
TLC follows the poorest, heaviest and least dignified darling to continue the network’s support of the “underdogs” in this world: ENTER HONEY BOO BOO.
On the episode I watched, Honey Boo Boo’s seventeen year-old sister gave birth to her first baby, Kaitlyn. The baby has not one, not two, but three thumbs.
I initially thought, “What the hell, as if this baby doesn’t have enough going on—she’s got to have an extra finger?” I can see the next TLC spin-off, Thumbelina of the South.
Cue the sappy music. The family’s reaction to the extra appendage shamed me for being such a self-righteous brat. Most other families would be horrified, some even devastated, but not Honey Boo Boo’s family. They playfully joked about her little phalange.
The matriarch of the family said of the deformity, “It makes her more unique and special to us.”
Don’t know about you, but I can’t see anything wrong with a family that accepts one another just the way they are.
I retract all prior judgments and give Honey Boo Boo and her family three thumbs up.
Lauren Palazzo: Write words for the right people. Recent #PR grad (Summa Cum + 4 internships). Public speaking coach and #SocialMedia ballerina. Will work for peanut butter.