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Honey Boo Boo's Mom

Haters Make Us Stronger

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

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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76.

Alan0ne    

I watched the first episode for about 5 minutes. Its TV shows like this that fuel our passion for what I like to call "Monkey Cage TV" I don't find this show appealing. The execs at TLC really need to think things out.

687 days ago
77.

Taazz69    

The way your fat ass exploits your daughter doesn't make her stronger

687 days ago
78.

Daddyd    

Lmao!at all the comments!

687 days ago
79.

Swann    

I like June, she's a good nut! Her family is first and last, unlike folk in the corporate circuit.

687 days ago
80.

Rogue Warrior    

Michael K gives this picture justice:

American can't resist getting deep into Mama June's "Michelin Man meets Stay Puft" chins and so Here Comes Honey Boo Boo has become one of The Learning Channel's biggest hits. More people watched gnats nom nom at Mama June's Forklift Foot than watched Paul Ryan talk at the Republican National Convention. This obviously means that Mitt Romney chose the wrong running mate and he should've picked Mama June's Forklift Foot instead.

Mama June, Honey Boo Boo Chile, Sugar Bear, Chickadee, Snickerdoodles, Piggypine and Liver Lips McGrowl (or whatever the hell those girls' names are) would probably be happy if TLC paid them with a tub of cheese balls, a season pass to Hometown Buffet and a six-pack of stale cupcakes bought at a food auction, but TLC pays them with money. The Hollywood Reporter says that the entire family makes around $4,000 an episode and that means they make $40,000 for a full season of 10 episodes. But wait, Mama June tells TMZ that The Hollywood Reporter is wrong, because TLC has stuffed a lot more than $40,000 into her chin cleavage. Mama June wouldn't say how much the family gets paid to fart and scratch at their neck fungus, but she says it's a whole lot more than $4,000 per episode.

$40,000 does buy a lot of baby formula (aka Mountain Dew), but when this mess gets renewed, and it will get renewed, I'm sure they'll make a million more coins. Mama June's Forklift Foot deserves to get paid more than scale! So next season, expect to see them riding around on Cadillac four wheelers, eating Cheetos instead of Sam's Choice cheese balls and expect to see a coat of Chanel nail polish on Mama June's gnarly Quasimodotoe.

(Picture via Tumblr)

Posted by: Michael K

687 days ago
81.

Beauty    

This woman is such an unsavory slob. She needs to sit the hell down during her kid's stage routine. Who wants to see some slovenly beast such as this writhing her rolls around and encouraging her unfortunate offspring to do the same? It isn't charming, it's disgusting. Being fat isn't something to be proud, it is a health concern.

687 days ago
82.

Rockalittle    

Happy to say I can't relate to this fat no talent pig who whores out her daughter......people like you keep my health insurance premiums rising and I am sure my taxes have supplied a meal or two or a hundred to you and your sorry-ass family!

687 days ago
83.

backfire    

I love the show mainly because it is THE ONLY reality show that exemplifies a family who actually love one another and laugh together and enjoy activities together. It's refreshing to watch this show. I laugh because they have a great sense of humor and share so much love.

687 days ago
84.

LarryP    

No education, no self-control, no self-respect, not afraid to sell your semi-scripted life to network s***. Yeah, babe, you are living the dream everyone else wants. So what's the deal? Eat too much and be stupid is the new America?

I really want all the neanderthals watching these reality shows to all move to the same region, then have an earthquake swallow them. And heck! Why not have Bravo.film the entire thing!

687 days ago
85.

Gem    

Just have to stay true to who you are, If you can make a few $$$ doing that you are better off than most of us,

687 days ago
86.

Sue    

TRASH.

687 days ago
87.

Raejean    

Look in a mirror and frighten yourself to death, please.

687 days ago
88.

Who the Hell is Khloe    

One of the ugliest creatures I have ever seen

687 days ago
89.

Kelly    

Anyone remember the character Hank from the movie Drop Dead Gorgeous? The one that said "are we on cops?" this woman is his twin.

687 days ago
90.

Noel    

Blubberous mother, blubberous child...both with no hope of ever breaking a 60 IQ. I'd never heard of either till this week and they're as appetizing as a dog vomiting in my soup.

687 days ago
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