Instead of seeing some woman with hundreds of designer shoes in her closet we can watch a real family living in a home that looks like thousands of houses across America. Instead of someone going into a designer shop to spend more than most Americans earn in a month we see June doing extreme couponing in the Piggly Wiggly grocery store. Instead of someone flipping a table in a fancy restaurant or tossing a drink in their enemy’s face we can watch bobbing for pig’s feet on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
Everyone is always glamorous, stylish and fabulous on the Real Housewives and Kardashians, but in the real world more people look like June or Sugar Bear than Kim Kardashian, just walk down any street and see for yourself. Could it be that Here Comes Honey Boo Boo exposes the divide in America where some want to pretend that we all live in some fantasy land where everything and everyone is fabulous? Most of us know a family or may be a family like the one on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo to one degree or another. In general we are far more likely to rub elbows, shop and visit with folks much closer to the family on Honey Boo Boo than those living or pretending to live the rich and fabulous lifestyles of Housewives, Kardashians or Basketball Wives.
No one is saying that everything portrayed on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is laudable or something to be emulated, but it is probably closer to being real than what is usually placed before the public as reality television and maybe that is why some seem be having problems dealing with the show. The family on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo isn’t trying to impress everyone with glitter, wealth or flash like most other shows we have shoved before our eyes. If someone is not trying to impress you it’s hard for outside criticism to mean anything. I have a feeling that June is a lot sharper than most people think. June might not be the mom manager that Kris Jenner is to her daughters, but watch what she does as time passes.
TLC may have provided a great service to America by broadcasting Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is a reality show reality check that reminds us that the biggest retailer in the world is Walmart based in Bentonville, Arkansas and not The House of Gucci out of Florence, Italy.