Anyone who watched Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson and her mom on “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” last week could clearly see that Boo Boo was in a bratty mood. But we had no idea how bad things really got until now.
On Thursday, Christy O’Shoney wrote a piece for Salon.com that describes what the TV audience didn’t see when the edited version of that interview aired.
O’Shoney, who was in the audience, calls Alana “a tiny, dimpled monster” for the way she was acting toward both Fallon and her mother, “Mama June” Shannon.
“The Alana I saw on the Tonight Show set was visibly troubled: disrespectful, defiant, entitled,” she writes, adding that the edited version we saw at home “left out all of the eerie tension.”
It started off with the handshake, after which Alana complained that Fallon’s hands were cold. When he playfully showed her his muscles, she scoffed: “That’s nothing.”
When Fallon noticed that Alana had what looked like friendship bracelets wrapped around her wrist he asked for one but she refused to share.
“It didn’t just happen once, but several times, and the more it was discussed, the more openly hostile Boo Boo became,” O’Shoney writes.
But the most notable moment, she says, was when Alana “became so fed up that she actually struck Mama June.”
That’s when Fallon, according to O’Shoney, exclaimed: “NEVER hit your mother!”
And the audience applauded.
Someone had to say it.
The fourth season of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” premieres Thursday on TLC.
Watch for the “Fart Zone Throne” the family sets up for Mama June’s tropical-themed surprise party.