“The reason the show is like crack, is because it gives a complete insight into an entirely different world and one that we as city-dwellers have never lived in,” says Jaclyn Hummel, a Boo Boo superfan who works in entertainment advertising. “I am city-born and -raised,” adds the Soho resident, “so this just gives me a new understanding of what the world outside city borders is like. And [Alana’s] mother is just as much of a train wreck as her daughter.” (Source: TLC)
This is what cracks me up about so-called city dwellers and educated people. Do they really think that Honey Boo Boo or other Boo Boos don’t live in their neighborhood? Do they seriously believe that they are the exception and correctly from the proverbial “right side of the tracks”? I think this is a higher form of ignorance and what I term superiority ignorance. Mrs. Hummel, I know educated people from the city who are a ‘complete train wreck’.
All of this brings me to the discussion of Honey Boo Boo. I like her spunk or tenacity or complete innocence or naivete …can’t decide which or a combination of some and maybe even all. I didn’t like her endorsement of “Marack Obama”, but that’s another discussion at another time. To see what’s going on in the world I watch the two perspectives of news by switching from FOX to CNN so I found her while watching Huckabee on FOX. There was a clip comparing Obama’s southern dialect of convenience and Honey Boo Boo’s true Georgia dialect. Obama was asking a crowd in New Orleans, “Where’s ya dolla?” and Honey Boo Boo slanged her southern dialect with, “A dolla makes me holla, Honey Boo Boo.” Huckabee got it correct, Honey Boo Boo is clearly the winner in the sincerity of her southern slang.