Family unscathed by opinions, basks in popularity created by show

Alanis King

Like it or not: we’ve all heard of, and most of us have even watched TLC’s hit show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.

The reality show follows Toddlers and Tiaras star Alana Thompson in her daily life, which some regard as entertainment while others deem to be – well, repulsive. The Thompson family’s everyday activities – such as fixing roadkill for dinner, washing their hair in the sink, and playing the “guess who’s breath” game give viewers a look behind the scenes at the odd life of the young pageant queen, with a lot of laughs along the way.

Despite the opinions of critics and disgusted viewers, the Thompson family isn’t ashamed of their ways. Many believe that the show exploits their strange and sometimes disgusting lifestyle and stereotypes southern “country” families, while those who watch the show for entertainment are often ridiculed for finding amusement in the life of the family.

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, when watched solely for entertainment, is very enjoyable. No guilt should be felt in laughing at their odd customs, because the Thompson family isn’t ashamed to flaunt their uniqueness for all to enjoy. The people who believe the show is a cruel way to make fun of the Thompson family are usually the ones who are disgusted by it and aren’t willing to watch a full thirty-minute episode.

The perspective on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo changes with just about every person who has heard of it. For the people who deem the show and the family to be an abomination, lighten up. Enjoy it a little bit because the Thompson family is unaffected by anyone’s views of them, and they’re thoroughly basking in the attention that comes with being the subject of a TLC program.

Whether Here Comes Honey Boo Boo sounds like an entertaining way to spend thirty minutes or an atrocious waste of time, watch it sometime. The Thompson family’s strange antics will be enough entertainment to compensate for the “waste” of thirty minutes.