If you’ve been waiting at the edge of your seat for news of a “Honey Boo Boo for Wal-Mart” clothing line, or thumbing through the TV listings looking for the premiere of Mama June & Sugar Bear Take L.A., better brace yourself for bad news.
“Mama June” Shannon tells The Huffington Post that despite the success of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, she and her family will always be uncomplicated country people at heart. She adds that her four daughters (nicknamed Chickadee, Chubbs, Pumpkin and Honey Boo Boo) aren’t about to become like a certain other group of reality-show sisters.
“My girls are not high-maintenance like [the Kardashians],” she asserts. “They prefer to play in the mud than shop for new clothes. My girls are not labels. My kids love knowing who they are, and know who they are.”
So you won’t be seeing the family moving out of their small McIntyre, Georgia, home anytime soon. June says she enjoys being able to meet the fans who drop by; sometimes she’ll stop and chat with them for a few minutes or even an hour or two. The Thompson/Shannon clan have also continued their tradition of posting photos on Alana’s official Facebook page of every single piece of fan mail they receive.
One thing Mama June, Honey Boo Boo and their family do have in common with the Kardashians is the segment of TV viewers who have less-than-kind things to say about them and their lifestyle.
Like their privileged counterparts, Alana, her parents and sisters have learned to take the criticism with a large grain of salt. As June points out, “[T]hose haters know every detail of our show and keep our ratings up just as much as die-hard fans.”
But those die-hard fans are happy with this mud-bogging, extreme-couponing family just the way they are. Putting them in a Hollywood mansion would be like sending Glitzy the pig to Buckingham Palace.
Still, a Honey Boo Boo clothing line would be awfully cute…
[Photo: via TLC]
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