It’s safe to say that the TLC show Toddlers & Tiaras is America’s guilty pleasure. After secretly watching this show for years and flipping the channel anytime my roommate came home, I’m now proud to talk about it aloud. Recently, the show’s blown into the open and we feel safe openly discussing Alana “Honey Boo Boo Child” Thompson as if she was Suri Cruise or Harper Seven Beckham.
In fact, we enjoy talking about Honey Boo Boo child more because she’s so cracked out on her GoGo juice that she’s a lot more fun to watch on TV. You know what we don’t enjoy? Seeing the mother of Honey Boo Boo Child, June Shannon, dresssed up like she’s entering a pageant. It’s bad enough to see the kids turned into prosti-tots. But to see the mothers transformed is just disturbing.
But there’s a good reason for this photo — and thankfully it’s not for an upcoming TLC show titled: “Middle-Aged Moms & Muumuus.”
Anderson Cooper’s interviewing several pageant moms on his show tomorrow:
For the first time ever, the moms from the hit TLC show, “Toddlers & Tiaras,” are getting a pageant-style makeover. Complete with costumes and makeup, these moms will now experience firsthand what their daughters endure every time they are forced to compete. Will these mothers feel differently after walking in their daughters’ shoes? Anderson is joined by veteran pageant girls as well as the newest addition, Alana, “Honey Boo Boo Child,” and their mothers to discuss controversial methods these moms use to motivate their daughters, includinggiving them hyper-caffeinated drinks and making them count calories.
I hope he asks the hard-hitting question and doesn’t just ask the moms to demonstrate “pretty feet” for him. I would love to know why so many of the mothers insist on their daughters looking flawless at the pageants while they show up wearing mom jeans, a Winnie-the-Pooh shirt and a messy ponytail.
Or at the very least, I hope he asks June Shannon why she thought it was a good idea to combine Red Bull and Mountain Dew, name it GoGo Juice and give it to her young daughter.
Already antsy to see the episode? No worries. We have one more amazingly-horrifying photo below: