Honey Boo Boo Endorses Barack Obama

Alana Thompson, alongside Mama, appeared on last night's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, where the conversation turned to politics, naturally. Actually, it was incredibly forced, with Kimmel trying really hard to get Alana to even look at him, as she was completely distracted with everything else. Eventually, though, he managed to get her to understand that Mitt Romney recently dissed her on Live! With Michael and Kelly and she had the good sense to say that she supports Obama.

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In other Boo Boo news, "Uncle Poodle," Alana's 29-year-old gay uncle Lee Thompson—who appeared on an episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo—is speaking out in support of "queer rednecks." In a recent interview he said:

I'm gay, but I'm as redneck as I can get, and we want to be somewhere we can fish and jump on a four-wheeler, go hog wallowing…I know this is how I was born and I don't need to explain it to anybody. I live my life for who I am. That's why 'Born This Way' is gonna be my next tattoo.

Honey Boo Boo endorses Barack Obama on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' [LA Times]
Honey Boo Boo's Gay Uncle Stands Up for Queer Rednecks [Edge on the Net]

DISCUSSION

It's funny, I actually caught this last night and thought how good Kimmel was with kids. He didn't seem phased by the fact that she didn't care at all. I also like to think he deliberately pronouncing coupon-ing the southern way just so it didn't seem like he was correcting her.

I don't watch the show but the kid seems kind of obnoxious? Then again this isn't exactly normal circumstances for a kid so who knows. But my mom would have taken TV and dessert away for a month if I acted like that at the age of 7, sticking my hand in someone else's water and flicking it at people. I mean she is only 7 so there's that and she's sassy which is great but I work with a lot of kids and she seems like she would fit in the pain in the ass category.