Visiting Honey Boo Boo
Writer Lauretta Hannon recently visited with Honey Boo Boo, the star of the TLC reality show "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo."
August 29th, 2012
12:04 PM ET

Visiting Honey Boo Boo

(CNN) - Writer Lauretta Hannon, also know as "The Cracker Queen,” hails from the same part of Georgia as Alana Thompson, the 7-year-old star of the TLC series "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo."

After seeing that thousands of viewers have expressed disapproval of the family's way of life, she decided to visit the little girl and her family

[2:00] "This dialogue is oozing with class snobbery and better than thou judgement that folks don't even detect in themselves," Hannon says.

Hannon found a family she says would be considered upper middle class by most standards. She says people like herself and the Thompson family just have different values.

[1:31] "We don't value physical perfection of designer fashion and we don't give a damn what you think of us. And that makes some of you mighty uncomfortable."

Hannon says values like authenticity, resourcefulness, humor and trying to learn from bad choices are important to people like the Thompsons.

Hannon is author of the book "The Cracker Queen, a Memoir of a Jagged, Joyful Life"

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  1. GeorgiaTorsoGirl

    God, Buddha, or L Ron Hubbard help me, I LIKE this show and this family. They're hilarious and don't take themselves too seriously. Best of all, it looks like the little girl actually wants to be involved in pageants. That's a welcome contrast to that "Toddlers and Tiaras" mess where the aging mothers are s desperate to live through their children that they're willing to abise them.

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  2. Barbara

    I like this family and I enjoy watching this show. They seem to enjoy one another and are not pretentious and fussy about things that have no lasting value. If we watch this program with a critical eye, we will find many things to be judgmental about. My only hope is this family will not be corrupted by the trappings of television life and outsider opinions.

    September 6, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
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