Monday, September 3, 2012

Honey Boo Boo

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Honey Boo Boo—
a sensation,
on “Toddlers and Tiaras,”
an over- the-top personality,

Honey Boo Boo—
lively stage performances,
energized by go-go juice—
a blend of Mountain Dew
    …. and Red Bull.

The beauty pageant contestant
landed her own spin-off show.
“Here comes Honey Boo Boo.”

The pint-sized star
turned seven on Tuesday.

A polarizing pop-cultural phenomenon?
The end of civilization as we know it?
A loving picture of a joyous redneck family?
A freak show?

Or is it child abuse?  Honey Dew and Red Bull!  She’s going to O.D. on caffeine. Also sugar.

When I first saw the picture above, I thought—how cute—they made a Honey Boo Boo doll.  Wrong, that is a picture of the flesh-and-blood Alana Thompson (aka Honey Boo Boo.)

© 2012 Catherine Giordano

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