With Oprah off the air now, there are plenty of people stepping up to take The Great Lady Winfrey’s place, and it seems like Rosie O’Donnell wants to be one of them. Just like Oprah, Rosie has a lot of extra money, and she wants to throw it at someone in need. Nope, not the homeless and impoverished of the world — at a house for Honey Boo Boo! Rosie loves the show and thinks that its cast members are just great and not at all like a trainwreck that we as a nation can’t stop watching. Plus she’s informed! Rosie does great impressions of some of the show’s highlights, so you can’t accuse her of not knowing the show. In fact, it’s probably not a good idea to accuse her of anything, because she looks like she would win in a fight. But anyway, Rosie says she’s a big fan of Honey Boo Boo and her whole family, including Mama, Sugar Bear, and Chubs. She also makes a comparison to a fellow child star that is super flattering to everyone involved:
“She is like Shirley Temple. She has a presence and an intellect that goes way beyond her years. Some of the stuff that she says and she comes up with, I don’t know.”
Yeah, I don’t know, either. In that when she says things, I legitimately don’t know what she’s talking about. I know she loves pageants, and money, and smooches, but I can’t see a real connection to Shirley Temple, to be honest. For one thing, Miss Temple is 84. I mean, sure, when she was younger, she was a lot like Honey Boo Boo. She had curly hair, pranced and danced, and showed her belly fat to the judges. Except not that last one, because in her house, Shirley Temple has an Academy Award instead of cache of frozen blocks of Go-Go juice. Also Shirley Temple actually has a house, which brings me to Rosie’s next quote:
”I’d love to meet them. And buy them a house.”
Rosie, who do you think you are, Oprah? If you met a group of Amazonian tribesmen who still hunted and gathered and fished by hand, would you give them a Wii? Would that make you a hero? No! These people live in a delicate ecosystem, and if you go disturbing that, there’s no telling what the consequences could be. No, you need to go back to your house, sit back down on your couch, and watch the show the same way as the rest of us. And stop trying to make comparisons to other child stars. She’s nothing like Haley Joel Osment.