The family that has compelled television screens across America has been spotted by the big house of Washington D.C. Honey Boo Boo and her eclectic entourage visited the White House this week. The family has been traveling across the country to also promote the new book ‘ How to Honey Boo Boo: The Complete Guide on How to Redneckognize the Honey Boo Boo in You!’ released on July 9 and season two of the show.
Granted their White House visit took place on the sidewalk, but nevertheless the family was all smiles for their photograph. In their Sunday best of jeans, t-shirts and wildly colored purses, the dynamic family just had to take a moment in the nations capital.
Alana Thompson is the factual name of dubbed Honey Boo Boo and she is excited for her book which was released nationally. Shannon, also known as “Mama June,” states while the family enjoys the travel, she wants people to understand they just don’t see themselves as celebrities,
“A lot of people do consider us as celebrities, but no, we’re not, to me, I’m just June. (I’m) what I was two years ago, six months ago, even a month ago. That’s what I want to be.” The family is thrilled to be releasing the book and having the opportunity to visit monuments such as the White House.
Alana Thompson was born August 28, 2005 in McIntyre, Georgia. Mama June made her a cult classic, by enrolling the rambunctious youngster into beauty pageants. The pageants and Honey Boo Boo became a household name through TLC’s hit show ‘Toddlers & Tiaras.’
Rising through the ranks of ‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ and the curious hearts of Americans, Honey Boo Boo became a icon to the eyes of many. TLC took advantage of the spotlight and offered the family their own reality series ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,’ which originally aired in August 2012. The show continuously received an impressive 2.3 million views per episode.
Honey Boo Boo’s infectious laughter, eye-brow raising family and notable quotations soon became Twitter favorites:
- “I’ll stop passing gas when I’m dead.”
- “A dollar makes me holler, Honey Boo Boo.”
- “I rocked my Daisy Duke. . . I showed my belly to the judges . . . Look at this big thing… They don’t know a good thing when they see it.”
- And most famously, “You better redneckognize!”
Granted, while millions enjoyed the off the wall beat of the Thompson clan, a writer from the Hollywood Reporter wrote a scathing piece against the family late last year. The reporter referred to the network, the stars and show as, “irresponsible,” and questioned Shannon’s parenting skills of Alana, as a child they described as “who is pageant-whored-out by her obese mother, June” and called the show a pure “exploitation.” Hundreds of comments agreed with the writer.
The premier of the second season airs on July 17 on TLC at 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The premise of the show will continue to basically share more of the family life. Mama June stated the show will bring a greater focus to central Georgia. The family recently visited Macon, Georgia to promote the tell all book of Honey Boo Boo. Overall, many will be tuning in to see the adventures of Honey Boo Boo, from the White House and more.