Toddlers & Tiaras favorite Alana "Honey Boo Boo Child" Thompson can no longer be contained to TLC and is now making her rounds on the morning news circuit. Alana initially clawed her way into our collective consciousness when her mother June was seen on Toddlers & Tiaras hyping her up using "go-go juice," a mix of Mountain Dew and Red Bull. When asked by GMA's Andrea Canning on the health risks of pumping a six-year-old full of sugar and caffeine so she can win a bunch of twenties glued to a paper plate, June, with a dimness generally reserved for unformed clay or taxidermied bears, entirely misses the point, saying, "There are worst things...There are normal people everyday who give their kids this. Why is it such a big issue with us pageant moms?" She later says, "Whether skinny or fat, whatever, I'm still gonna love my children, regardless." Such a lovely sentiment backed by such terrible parenting.
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"On a long day, that is just what I choose to do to my child..." Yeah. I think this mom knows what she's doing isn't exactly the best thing for her daughter.
Mostly, though, I'm just sad that these kids are spending their weekends inside hotel ballrooms, waiting around for the fifteen minutes they're on stage. Ugh. That seems like the definition of boringly not fun.