On Feb. 14, a picture was posted on Facebook of Alana Thompson, known to the world as "Honey Boo Boo," where she had appeared to be gaining weight. This sparked quite a debate in the comments section. Most fans were supportive of the 7-year-old celebrity while others viciously attacked her appearance.
It is surprising to see that she may have gained a bigger belly considering her mother, June Thompson, recently lost an amazing amount of weight. Better eating and keeping active should be a family affair.
While the public does not know exactly how much Honey Boo Boo weighs, it is difficult to truly know if she has indeed gained weight or if it was just the clothing that made her appear more chubby. In any case, the public does not need to know Alana Thompson's weight or measurements because it is none of their business.
The reality star was wearing a Hello Kitty outfit, which appeared to be pajamas and was smiling big for the camera as she held up a box of Skittles. While it is concerning that the child is overweight, verbally attacking someone is not helpful. In fact, many people who are overweight are not inspired to lose the pounds by being bullied... they tend to gain more because so many of them are emotional eaters.
While the photograph did make Honey Boo Boo look like she had a very large stomach, it could simply be that her top was too snug. There could also be medical conditions that make it difficult for her to lose weight and her pediatrician and family could be dealing with that privately.
If Alana Thompson really is becoming more overweight, perhaps TLC should be concerned about her health and provide her with a free personal trainer or include being physically active as part of her contract.
What do you think about Honey Boo Boo's Hello Kitty photograph?