Post # 47
It makes me worried that people will think everyone from the South is uneducated and just…well, crazy. That’s not true, but it’s really how media portrays it. I don’t understand why anyone would watch it. I tried to watch an episode, made it about 3 minutes in, and switched the channel.
However, I had to watch the little bit I did at my parents’, because Fiance and I don’t have cable. Thank goodness.
Post # 48
My older sister just saw it and sent me a text saying: WHAT. THE. ACTUAL. F**K.
Post # 49
I agree, I was just about to comment on that since the girl’s family is from Georgia. It’s bad enough that people think we still live in the 1950’s down here.
I’m from Mississippi, and there are literally still people who ask me if I wear shoes. But, this is tv, so they’re going to market to the audience in a way they think they can make oney. And if that’s perpetuating a stereotype that people still believe, they’ll do it.
Post # 50
I just look at the tv in disgust every time it comes on…. And I see that even worse tag line of “You’ll laugh so hard you’ll cry” and all I can think is “Well they got that part right… I will cry. It won’t be because I’m happy or laughing though.” *sigh*
And yeah, Toddlers and Tiaras is just plain scary. Those poor kids! The moms are just disgusting on the show.
Post # 52
TBH, she reminds me a little of a cousin (-in-law? She’s my grandmother’s second husband’s granddaughter. Complicated, I know, but that’s my family for you.) I have. Her mother didn’t believe in disciplining her, and as a result, she grew up to be a destructive snot. She had a child at a young age that her mother now takes care of because she’s too busy partying, trashing hotels, and going to jail to take care of him. I fear that this is in that little girl’s future, too, but even worse. She’s already attention-hungry, and once she gets older and the spotlight is off of her, she’ll probably pull stunts to get the attention back. Stuff like drugs or going to jail or having a baby or something like that. I don’t watch these shows because I find them kinda dumb and I feel like I’m giving an addict their “fix” by indulging their need for attention.
Post # 53
I can’t help but feel the urge to call all my loved ones Honey Boo Boo Child. “/
Post # 54
I am completely guilty of: 1. Enjoying the show. 2. Slightly lamenting the fact that I do not have cable because I do not watch it.
I have to say, it isn’t for everyone, but the family in the show is incredibly tight and they love each other to pieces. They certainly aren’t typical, but they enjoy their lives and live their life in a way that works for them. The child is referred to as Honey Boo Boo because her mother loves her to pieces=] I’m sure many of us call our SO’s names that are equally “interesting”. =]
Post # 55
Not gonna lie… I love this show! It’s so bad that’s its’ good. Extremely entertaining… like a car wreck you can’t look away. I will say like PP that the family really does love each other though, and are aware of how ridiculous they are but really just don’t care, so that makes it bearable to watch!
Post # 56
It does seem like the family really loves each other, even though I disagree with some of their childrearing choices: giving a young child like that gallons of soda- no, thanks. That said, I don’t feel that I have a right to hold everyone to the standard of having a higher education and/or living a life that is “healthy” if they don’t want to. The kids themselves seem perfectly nice and not hatable at all.
If I were from the South I’d be worried about the stereotype though.