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Honey Boo Boo's Mom

Haters Make Us Stronger

9/5/2012 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

090512_honey_tmzlive_launch_v2Honey Boo Boo's mother June isn't fazed by the millions of pretentious snobs who scoff at her and her family -- telling TMZ Live, "For every person that's hating on us, there's three people that love us."

June "Mama" Shannon called in moments ago ... and we asked if she was irked by all the holier-than-thous crawling out of the woodwork, critiquing the new TLC reality show "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" as redneck trash.

June says she isn't bothered one bit ... because "a lot of people relate to us."

And as far as June is concerned, the haters are only giving her show more momentum -- "It's weird that haters know more about our show than our amazing fans."

As for the massive paycheck June's earning from the show -- way more than $4,000 an episode -- she wouldn't specify an exact amount, but said, "We're very well compensated."


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Karen F    

i think she should rub bellies with gov. christie

715 days ago

Bad Dog    

On behalf of all rednecks, there should be a apology for calling this show redneck. This is about a woman who has no talent or parenting skills pimping out her daughter to make money.

715 days ago


Looks like a closeup of a foot with only the middle toe

715 days ago


And this is the future of our country..?? Scary....

715 days ago


This is a show that displays what's wrong with America. Momma was a teen mom, she had all her kids by different baby daddies, one of her daughters is surprisingly... (sarcasm) a pregnant teen... and she shoves her littlest daughter (whose baby daddy she won't marry), into pageants where girls are objectified and made to look like 3 year old hookers. Then she signs a deal with the station (formerly known as) The Learning Channel to make money for people to laugh at her and her family's weight, uneducated sayings, and cliche redneckness. Can we say WINNER? (again, sarcasm)

715 days ago


Haters make you stronger?
...Too bad they don't make you eat less.

715 days ago



715 days ago


I bet she has massive skid marks!

715 days ago


Cannot be that much of a redneck if she used the word "compensated." LOL

715 days ago


She's actually right- from the bits I've seen, they're a very likeable family. Except for the pageant stuff, they don't inspire an ick cringe reaction like the fakey Kardashians. Even with the pageant stuff, they're much better than most despite all the fuss about feeding the kid Red Bull and Mountain Dew. Pageant moms rev the kids up with sugar etc. frequently- so much so that pixie sticks are called pageant crack... Kate Gosselin did the same thing with her kids - she would talk healthy eating, but notice how often she fed them high sugar stuff while cameras were rolling, then the kids put on a better "show" as they bounced up to the ceiling. At least Honey Boo Boo is regularly told how great she is and how there are many types of beauty. The kid doesn't seem very interested in the Beauty part, she said so once. She just likes performing. Hopefully mom will get her into something less weird eventually.
Anyway, they're not stupid. I have no trouble with the accent so I can easily tell that they're intelligent. They do more real activities with each other than my family did... Yes, they goof for the cameras, but that seems reality show norm. Anybody who just calls them redneck trash is revealing their own prejudices and not paying attention.

715 days ago


Again the child is being used to gain money for this miserable, disgusting entire family. The child herself has ZERO talent and a load mouth female like her mother. She is being USED!!!!

715 days ago


If Sense - look up Down's syndrome before you pin that label on the next person you don't like because of her appearance.

715 days ago


Now they can get a double wide trailer and have more pigs running around inside. congrats!

715 days ago


Dont worry everyone, she is one twinkie away from a heart attack, so this wont be on the air long.

715 days ago


You go girl!!

715 days ago
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