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What does Honey Boo Boo mean for American culture?


First it was her Go-Go Juice on "Toddlers & Tiaras" and now we're getting to know the entire Thompson family via "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" -- like a trainwreck we can't turn away. Does the show's popularity reflect changing American cultures?

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Janis Leslie Evans (janshares) says

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    Elizabeth Below 4 years ago

    Thank you. I agree that these shows provide insight into our culture's value on successfully monetizing bodies/appearance. I wonder, though, if viewers are subsequently appreciating their own intellect while judging this family's.

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    Elizabeth Below 4 years ago

    Thanks! You're right -- it's just one show. But I think it's interesting how TLC (among other channels) has tried to differentiate their reality shows by "allowing" us into a variety of Americans' lives.

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    Elizabeth Below 4 years ago

    Thanks for your response. I'm interested -- do you think there was a *need* for Americans to become aware of these "types" of families? Does this awareness enhance our culture?


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