Honey Boo Boo is a monster. That is the claim of one writer from Salon after she witnessed some horrible behavior by the reality star when she appeared at “The Tonight Show” to sit down with Jimmy Fallon recently. The child and her mother were on the show to promote the return of their reality show. “Here Comes Boo Boo” premiered season four of the series on TLC last night. USA Today reported on the mayhem the young reality star caused during her time on the series on June 19.
Honey Boo Boo is a nine-year-old girl by the name of Alana Thompson, and some claim that fame has gone to her head. Christy O’Shoney was at the taping of the talk show appearance, and she said the following about Alana’s behavior: “The Alana I saw on ‘The Tonight Show’ set was visibly troubled: disrespectful, defiant, entitled. Of course, with a bit of editing, ‘disrespectful’ becomes ‘precocious,’ ‘defiant’ becomes ‘sassy,’ and ‘entitled’ becomes ‘confident.”
What did the girl during the appearance that shocked the writer and the audience? It was reported that Alana struck her mother. Jimmy Fallon did not appreciate that kind of behavior, and he did tell the girl that she should never hit her mother. That moment and the actual smack Alana gave her mother were left out of the final broadcast. In fact, most of Alana’s antics were left out of the final broadcast. A very edited version was aired on television, but the tension could not be edited out of the appearance completely.
This report is now circulating the net, and fans are making demands of TLC. Radar Online reported on Friday that fans want the series canceled immediately because of Alana’s behavior. Fans went to their Twitter accounts to air their disgust and make their demands. One person on Twitter said the following: “Just watched #honeybooboo on @jimmyfallon, the child is so rude. Felt sorry for Jimmy. Did a good job keeping his cool. #cancelhoneybooboo.”
Others did agree with that tweet. Is it likely that TLC will cancel the show because of her behavior? Not likely at all. The behavior will cause more people to watch, and that means a jump in ratings. The only way this reality show will be pulled off the air by its network is if the ratings drop. The ratings for the season four premiere that aired on Thursday are not out yet, but the series has been known to break ratings records for the network.
The season four premiere focused on Anna moving out of the house. She was engaged earlier this year, and now Mama June has lost one of her kids. This was an adjustment for the family. The episode also featured a celebration. It was Mama June’s birthday. By the end of the episode, the family had adjusted to the departure of Anna from the house.
Alana Thompson is not the first child star to turn into a “monster.” If viewers really want the series pulled off the air, people need to stop tuning in. The complaints on Twitter will not help. It is safe to say that Jimmy Fallon will probably not ask Honey Boo Boo to appear again on “The Tonight Show.” “Honey Boo Boo” airs on Thursday nights on TLC.