by MATT GORDON Editor-in-Chief
“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” has taken America by storm. The hit reality show debuted on TLC in early August and has gained the attention of many. Much like the highly entertaining, but controversial “Toddlers and Tiaras,” Honey Boo Boo focuses on a little girl as she competes in the glitzy pageants that attract toddlers and young girls all over the country. Her self-acclaimed “redneck” family and way of life are other points that make the show so captivating to normal middle-class Americans. In fact, the show drew more television viewers than Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan’s speech at the Republican National Convention on August 29. The main plot point in the show is Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson’s quest to win the ultimate grand supreme title at the highly competitive glitz beauty pageants across the country. The family lives in rural McIntyre, Georgia, where they show off their “redneck” culture and thick country accents. The show has caused controversy across the country due to the pageants and eccentric down-home attitudes of the family. Rich Juzwiak, a staff writer for Gawker.com, says, “I don’t see anything wrong with incredibly honest people being themselves and having a great time. It’s far better … than pretending that people don’t live this way. It shows our underside, but sweeping parts of our culture under the rug is far worse.” Whatever anyones thinks about the show, it is still highly entertaining and hilarious to middle-class Americans.