Everything will be just Rosie for Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson and her family if a certain talk-show host has her way.
Rosie O’Donnell is a huge fan of the show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and of kid pageant queen Alana’s fun-loving Southern family. She adores them so much, in fact, that she wants to improve their living situation.
A couple of weeks ago, she announced that she wanted to buy Alana’s family a new house to replace their small dwelling in McIntyre, Georgia. But Honey Boo Boo’s mother, “Mama June” Shannon, said no way – she likes living just where she is, even though their place could use some fixing up.
So Rosie’s taking June up on that. She tells People that “of course” she’d love to help renovate the Thompson/Shannon house. “They do that Extreme Makeover show – hello!” she says, adding that she knows the president/CEO of Discovery Communications and could make it happen.
“I will say [the family is] very into an addition, maybe we get Home Depot to chip in, and we make it the Christmas special: Rosie O’Donnell and Honey Boo Boo’s Renovation.”
And while some viewers have sneered at Alana, June, dad Sugar Bear and stepsisters Chickadee, Chubbs and Pumpkin because of their penchant for bingo, Redneck Games and cheese-ball breakfasts, Rosie is able to look past their unpolished exterior.
“They’re taking a family that is perceived to be ‘less than’ and showing them [to have] humanity and value,” says the host, who calls the show “revolutionary TV in a way most people won’t understand.”
No doubt the fact that Rosie herself has been slammed and belittled by critics in the past has made her sympathetic to other folks who don’t quite fit a certain ideal.
What do you think? Would you like to see a home makeover special?
[Photos: PacificCoastNews, TLC]
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