Although the child known as Honey Boo Boo is earning some strong ratings for TLC, it would seem that not everyone in the family’s hometown is thrilled about the reality television show. According to the Associated Press, residents of McIntyre, Georgia are split in their opinion over the televised antics of June Shannon and her famous brood.
Not surprisingly, the folks at the Wilkinson County Chamber of Commerce aren’t overly pleased with how the show is portraying the town. Since the program has a tendency to focus on the negative aspects of life in McIntyre, president Jonathan Jackson feels the show’s producers should focus on the town’s positive points as well.
“You can’t very well ask and expect a television network to possess tact and taste – unless it makes them a dollar,” he explained to the AP.
Although some residents stated that the family helped put the town on the map, others aren’t too fond of the elements that brought McIntyre to the masses. “I don’t mind it, it’s just that it doesn’t give a good image for the county since it is a small county, and it’s a really family-oriented county, and we are basically, you know, church goers down here, and a lot of the things they do … we don’t agree with it,” Carolyn Snead explained.
For reasons why, precisely, folks in the small Georgia town isn’t overly excited about Honey Boo Boo and her family, one need only investigate the latest episode of her popular TLC reality show. According to the the Daily Mail, the family decides to raise a little money for the child’s wigs, fake teeth, and pageant costumes by starting a lemonade stand.
However, in true Honey Boo Boo fashion, the family took the aforementioned summertime beverage and loaded it with over five pounds of sugar. Those who thought the reality television star’s “Go-Go Juice” — a blend of Mountain Dew and Red Bull — was conducive to bad health are sure to gag at the thought of this lemonade considering the amount of sweetener in just one long gulp.
Are you a fan of Honey Boo Boo? Do you think the family reflects negatively on the people of McIntyre, Georgia?