Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Honey Boo Boo Getting a Weight Intervention on Tomorrow's "The Doctors"

I wrote this weekend about rumors that the "Honey Boo Boo" family was working out a new reality TV show series. It would essentially be a reality TV version of "Beverly Hillbillies." A big announcement was supposed to be forthcoming this week, but it turns out that I was wrong. Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson, June "Mama June" Shannon, and the others aren't getting their own show -- at least not yet. Instead, Alana is getting a weight-loss intervention tomorrow, courtesy of "The Doctors:"
While it may be all fun and games for Here Comes Honey Boo Boo viewers, the professionals on The Doctors see a totally different story.

"What's ironic, and something that I've learned in the emergency department, is the common culprit in a lot of these things is what you're eating," Dr. Travis Stork shared in a sneak peek at Wednesday's all-new episode. "And when I looked in your fridge, Mama June, I'm sorry but I didn't see anything in that fridge that's going to either improve Alana's weight or decrease inflammation in her body."

Another doctor took an even more direct approach.

"She is an obese nine-year-old," Dr. Jennifer Ashton proclaimed after reviewing Alana's lifestyle. Guess Honey Boo Boo's sketti isn't the best dinner choice after all.
It looks like The Doctors spend the episode digging through the family's fridge and offering her healthier eating options -- which, judging from the clips, looks really, really awkward.

Seriously, there's a need for something to be done. I've read elsewhere that the girl is 4'9" and weighs 125 pounds. And you don't have to watch much of the show to see that the types of foods that the family routines eats are unhealthy. It's just unfortunate that this has to take place in the public eye.

But I think that's the point. Distract fans from the sex offender story by trying to rehabilitate the family's television reputation by tackling their weight issues. But that's my cynical nature.

There's another "Honey Boo Boo" story coming out tomorrow, but I want to separate these two stories.

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