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Is Honey Boo Boo out of control? Reality star hits mother in front of audience

Jimmy Fallon tells Honey Boo Boo not to hit her mother
Jimmy Fallon tells Honey Boo Boo not to hit her mother
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Honey Boo Boo is looking to be less and less like the reality star the viewers see on TLC and sounding more like she is completely out of control. The “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” family has been portrayed as a typical family living in the South with a delightful child who wants to enjoy the glitz and glamour of life. Perhaps that is why the reports of Honey Boo Boo (who is known as Alana Thompson in real life) hitting her mother June Shannon in front of a crowd of over 200 people is so shocking. According to Radar Online on Thursday, this incident happened in front of Jimmy Fallon during a taping of “The Tonight Show.”

The show is edited with the portion of the hitting being left on the editing floor. However, Christy O’Shoney from Salon shared with her readers how shocked she was (along with the rest of the audience) after watching the star hit her mom. If viewers watched the show last week, it was obvious the interview was uncomfortable, but nobody would have expected the small reality star to allegedly whack her mother.

What happened after she hit her mom perhaps is why so many people are glad it happened in front of Jimmy Fallon (and not some production crew working for another network.) Finding it unacceptable, the talk show host told the youngster to “never hit your mother” and according to witnesses (or the audience depending on how you view the folks at the studio) it was well received by those watching live as they clapped at Fallon’s response.

The rule of thumb on late night television usually leaves little incidents like this on the editing floor. TV shows don’t want to make their guests look bad. However, the audience appears to have wanted to let the world know of her quite intense behavior. As old as Alana Thompson is she should know better. And having a reality show isn't a pass for questionable behavior.