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Honey Boo Boo

Girl Scouts SHUT DOWN

Online Cookie Campaign

2/28/2013 10:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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 hawking Girl Scout cookies to her hundreds of thousands of fans online is UNFAIR ... so says a rep for the Girl Scouts of the USA, so the organization shut down her campaign.

HBB posted the ad on her Facebook page -- which has 701,000 likes.  She also got in the girl scouts' faces by posting pictures of stacks of boxes that she sold.  FYI ... she's not selling the cookies for herself ... she's doing it for a friend.

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It didn't go down well with the organization.  A rep for GSUSA in Georgia tells TMZ ... they contacted her site's administrator and explained online selling is off-limits, because it defeats the whole purpose of selling the cookies -- to teach girls all sorts of things, including goal setting, people skills, etc.

So HBB's people took down the ads, but get this ... the sales she's already made will be counted.

If HBB wants to help her friend, she's gotta stand outside a whole bunch of Piggly Wigglys.

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KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!

412 days ago
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Leighton    

When I was a kid in Girl Scouts you were supposed to either make your parents peddle cookies to their colleagues at work, or go to door-to-door and pray a convicted sex offender didn't greet you--but if he does, order a lot of cookies first.

412 days ago
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PhilipMarkum    

She doesn't need to sell them to her supposed fans...she can just sell them to her mother...I'm sure she'll eat enough of them to boost their sales substantially.

412 days ago
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Virtual Insanity    

Great. Now I want Samoas.

412 days ago
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cassandra     

I thought the GOAL was to make money for the cause!!!! who cares how it gets done.....some people are just pissed because they also look at who sells the most...... just dont count anything that HBB sells its not like she wants the credit or the prize.

412 days ago
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namers    

She's not a Scout herself? Oh, you earn your badges.

412 days ago
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BB not bb    

Not only are you not allowed to have someone else sell the cookies for you, you are not supposed to sell them in front of stores wither. troops do that but that is cheating. You are supposed to go door to door. I guess now with all of the paranoia, people don't like letting their girls go out to do that any more.


I think the Girl Scouts shoudl offer a more healthy and natural product. They should have chemical free versions of their flavors, made with whole grain flours and unrefined sugars.


Girls should learn about proper diet as well with the obesity and cancer epidemics running rampant.

412 days ago
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Jackie    

Thank god so the girls don't need to look like fat pigs.

412 days ago
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BeeNewLifeStyle    

Politics

412 days ago
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Milano99    

Yeah, online sales are strictly a no-no.

412 days ago
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Truth    

NO 1 CURR!!!!!!!!!!!! BESIDES, THE FAT KID SHUD STOP EATING COOKIES... MAYBE SHE WILL DROP 100 LBS. #TRUTH!!

412 days ago
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leafsfan1977    

Well, wouldn't it be SAFER to sell the damn cookies online as opposed to allowing impressionable little girls to go door-to-door, where God knows who may answer?? It's a different world we live in and you can never be too careful. My kid used to have chocolate bar fundraisers and it was a RULE that children NOT go door-to-door as a safety precaution. Besides as others have stated, I'm surprised the GSUSA are opposed to large amounts of money. Pretty biased though as they're allowing the existing sales to count.

412 days ago
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Bruno    

When you sign the cookie sales agreement, it specifically prohibits online sales. She cheated. Plain and simple..

412 days ago
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Sonja    

So long as profits go to the Girl Scouts who cares? Fair?? Is there a prize or something for most cookies sold? What lessons do peddling these overpriced cookies really teach? How to accost people with barely enough money for groceries to pity the little girls and buy a $4 box of cookies instead of bread or milk at the doors of said grocery store?? Or how to spot a sexual predator based on how the person answering the door is dressed? Or who's parents have enough money to buy 20 boxes from their own kid? Times have changed, so long as proceeds are going where they should be I think the GS are just being haters. Online selling bad, soliciting at a store where soliciting is strictly prohibited is ok?.. sounds like the only lesson here is hypocrisy.

412 days ago
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Wow ...    

The girl scouts are suppose to teach honor, fairness and build character, etc. Having a 'friend' sell them isn't exactly fair, especially when a friend is a 'celebrity'. However, if the girl scouts wants to prepare their troops for the world, they should consider online sales. The net is here to stay. Welcome to the 21st century.

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