Honey Boo Boo and her family are requesting a bigger paycheck for the second season of their hit TLC reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Since the network is making quite a bit of money from the program thanks to its popularity in the ratings, the family is looking to cash in on the phenomenon as well. Reports indicate the family is asking for around $10,000 per episode next season.
A source explained to THR that the Georgia natives are currently in negotiations with the network and are looking to substantially increase their payday by asking for a raise. Their request is certainly understandable; TLC is enjoying quite a bit of success with Honey Boo Boo which, in turn, is probably generating a healthy cash flow for the cable network. Now, it would seem, Honey Boo Boo and her family are looking to grab a piece of the proverbial pie.
Although June Shannon and her brood are asking for $10,000, sources suggest that the family may only receive $8,000 per episode. Considering Honey Boo Boo and company reportedly made approximately $40,000 for their stint on the show’s first season, this increase would certainly help pad the back account.
Despite the show’s success in the ratings, not everyone is a big fan of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. According to the Associated Press, residents of McIntyre, Georgia aren’t overly fond of the town’s famous family. “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.
Figure skating champion and fellow reality television star Johnny Weir is reportedly very afraid of Honey Boo Boo and her family. “There is nothing lovable about that child or her family. At least I’m a little bit lovable. They scare the s— out of me, those people. Honey Boo Boo has to live a little more to be the new Johnny Weir,” he explained to The Huffington Post.
Do you think Honey Boo Boo and her family deserve a pay raise?