As it turns out Honey Boo Boo aka Alana Thompson ain’t that much of a hick. She may have a pet pig, feasts regularly on junk food and is big on the uber-wackass child pageant circuit, but it turns out the little 7-year-old girl has a pretty enlightened opinion on things such as on homosexuality.
On this week’s episode she stated, “Ain’t nothing wrong with being a little gay! Everybody’s a little gay!” Her comment had to do with Sugar Bear’s younger brother Lee aka Uncle Poodles. Apparently Honey Boo Boo calls anyone gay the name “Poddle.” When she was interviewed by Anderson Cooper earlier in the year (before he came out), she even called him a “nice poodle.”
Her “everybody’s a little gay” comment is being embraced by the LGBT community:
Out Magazine said, “Who would thunk? That Honey Boo Boo would inspire hope for America. Amazing.” Andy Cohen tweeted, “that moment when Honey Boo Boo makes more sense than Todd Akin.” And Sandra Bernhard sent out a tweet saying, “yes even i have fallen under #honeybooboos spell.”
Yes, a 7-year-old beauty queen is now an icon for gay equality. Now if she could only get a drag queen or two to help her with her routines….