Remember Honey Boo Boo? She’s the young, pudgy pageant contestant who caused a minor controversy when it was revealed on TLC’s Toddlers & Tiaras that her mom fed her “go go juice,” a sugar- and caffeine-filled concoction, before pageants. She called herself “Honey Boo Boo Child” (he real name’s Alana) and remarked that “a dolla makes me holla.”
Get reacquainted with her, if you dare:
Now, Honey Boo Boo’s getting her own show. Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is set to begin airing next month on TLC and promos for the show just debuted. You can watch the trailer over at Gawker.
To say that a new low for all of humanity has been achieved would be putting it far too nicely. This is a show about self-proclaimed rednecks. They are rude, unhealthy (not only in terms of body mass, but they also have freakin’ head lice) and pretty much all-around disgusting people. At one point, they are literally jumping in a puddle of mud.
We’re at the point where one has to wonder what pleasure anyone might gain from watching a show like this. It’s one thing to watch a show to relax and feel better about your own life, but this is just straight-up celebration of the degradation of culture. To watch this show is to actively participate in the end of the American empire.
So… it’s going to get huge ratings, right?