Category Archives: Television

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo

Today in Introduction to Mass Communication, we’re going to talk about TV (See notes, background).
Among the television shows we’re going to discuss is: “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” featuring an overweight 7-year-old pageant girl named Alana Thompson.
Tim Martin, writing in the Times-Standard, said:

…complaints about the show have been nothing short of vicious. Critics call Alana and her family the 21st century version of PT Barnum. They refer to them as illiterate and disgusting, ill-mannered, obnoxious and uncouth. “The show makes me want to stick ice picks in my eyes,” said one reviewer. “It’s like watching evolution in reverse,” stated another. Continue reading