Honey Boo Boo is a hit whether you like it or not
UNDATED (NBC) -- Like it or not, Honey Boo Boo is on a roll. A pillow fight on Access Hollywood part of a media tour following the first season of TLC’s "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" which premiered in August and ran for 8 weeks. During the interview she also took out her aggression on a Ryan Seacrest doll.
“I came out of it thinking this kid needs discipline in a major way. I can't laugh at this I can't endorse this, but no question it's a phenomenon in television,” said Billy Bush of Access Hollywood.
The 7-year-old whose real name is Alanna Thompson, first hit it big on another TLC show, toddlers and tiaras. Her unique personality spawned a spin off. It's filmed in rural Georgia east of Macon and it documents the lives of Alanna, her mom and dad, and three older sisters.
Now she's taking her antics on the road to an appearance on Access Hollywood, a day after Jimmy Kimmel Live.
“Who are you going to support for president, Mitt Romney or Barack Obama?”
“Barack Obama,” replied Thompson.
Probably not the endorsement the campaign had in mind. Then again, this pint sized star is anything but shy.
Last month even Anderson Cooper had a tough time keeping a straight face.
“I see why there's a problem when you put a 7-year-old on TV the exploitation factor, but I don't think as a society we are going to stop doing it."
Alana's mom said she’s putting the family's salary into trust funds for each of her kids, and donating some of it to charity.
“Some of it goes to our community outreach program.”
For now, this pop culture phenomenon is showing no sign of slowing down.