RuPaul is still struttin’ his stuff.
The famous drag queen’s latest project is a duet album and he plans to feature teeny tiny beauty queen wannabee, Honey Boo Boo (Alana Thompson).
“I’m doing a duet record and I’m here to ask Honey Boo Boo Child to be my duet partner!” RuPaul told E! News at the MTV VMA’s in New York City. Adding, “I love anybody who dances to the beat of a different drummer.”
Currently staying relevant with his show, “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” the multi-talented drag is no stranger to music. He released “Supermodel of the World,” his first album in 1993, and another in 2011.
Honey Boo Boo is a star in TLC’s series, “Toddlers & Tiaras.”
*First it was “Toddlers and Tiaras” a reality TV show about pint-size pageant contestants.
And just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse, somebody at the TLC network decided to give the most outrageous tiara tot and her family their own show.
It’s like when TV news crews show up in the neighborhood and interview people walking around outside wearing hair curlers with missing teeth: They have to know this is not the best representative, but its lights, camera, action nevertheless.
Apparently TLC – previously known as The Learning Channel – is teaching viewers that ratings are more important than quality programming. That’s what I’ve concluded after seeing video promos of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Child,” the name of their latest reality TV show offering. I can’t bring myself to watch a full episode. I only can watch in small servings. The show is named after the pudgy six-year old who has a pet pig, eats cheese puffs for breakfast and swigs something she calls “go-go juice” to boost her mood during pageant events. All this is done under the watchful eye of her mother. Let’s just say the family resemblance is apparent.
Every family member has a nickname, they feed Mountain Dew to a one-month old infant, they bob for pig’s feet instead of apples, but they don’t seem to value books or visits to the library. Honey Boo Boo, whose birth name is Alana Thompson, probably has more pageant trophies than she knows how to count, but she proudly proclaims that “a dollar makes me holler!” It’s another trait she picked up from her mother whose nickname is the coupon queen. Their home looks like a mini Sam’s Wholesale. Nobody needs that much toilet tissue and deodorant except a convenient store!
If you ever wondered how rural White America lives, this is the show for you. The trouble is, I don’t think this family realizes that people are laughing at them – not with them and I don’t think they care either way. Possibly after a few episodes Honey Boo Boo’s parents will realize any self-esteem boost she gets from pageant competition could be destroyed when she looks back at her “reality” a few years from now. They better redneck-cognize before it’s too late.
Steffanie is a freelance journalist living in the Dallas, Texas metroplex. Send comments, questions and speaking requests to email@example.com.
*The reality shows have gone haywire.
There’s a show for almost anything on your mind … your warped mind.
But now there’s a show that, for some, is a guilty pleasure and the star of the show is a little younger than expected and that’s where the controversy begins.
The child is Honey Boo Boo and she is a miniature beauty queen that has a … a … well, interesting family supporting her.
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