If you are unfamiliar with Honey Boo Boo, its a TLC reality show. I am fairly certain most of it is exaggerated for TV. They definitely play up the redneck aspect of the show, but growing up in a redneck family, i find it endearing. They are working class, and enjoy a southern diet. The mom is overweight, but if you watch the show, it is obvious that she truly loves her children and would do anything for them.
Are we seriously going to wish death on people just because they eat spaghetti with butter and ketchup on it? Some people eat primarily canned and processed foods because thats all they can afford. Seriously. It's not just one crazy family in Alabama. Its actually a big chunk of America. Having access, and the financial means, to feed a family of six an organic super-healthy diet is actually really expensive!
And for the record, eating a processed food based diet does not condemn you to a life of obesity. It sometimes allows you to survive childhood without starving to death, so that you can grow up and decide to eat however you want.
You know who was raised on canned green beans, saltine crackers with butter, and american cheese slices?
And, for the record, i have had spaghetti with ketchup. I personally don't like it. But if you seriously have nothing else to eat, you will eat it, god dammit. Anyone sticking their nose up has maybe never been truly hungry. Be grateful.
So, let she among us who was a 7 year old organic paleo gluten-free vegan yoga enthusiast cast the first stone.
I think your awesome Alana, and here are some reasons why!
|(in response to her sister's baby being born with a deformity)|
Samesies. Optimism rules.
If only the whole world was as tolerant as you. You're so wise, little one.
All women could take a page out of your book!
But seriously, even if you don't like the show (and honestly, reality TV is not everyone's cup of tea. It's totally mine though) If you look past the antics of the show, you see a family that loves and supports each other unconditionally. Yeah, they don't eat healthy. But, seeing as how momma June is putting all the money they make from the show into college funds for each of the girls, they will have the opportunity to maybe pick up some nutritional guidance down the road.
Either way, i think you are one of the most normal people out there, and it really makes me sad that grown women are saying such (frighteningly!) horrible things about you. Because, when all is said and done...
...you're a seven year old.