Honey Boo Boo has been in the limelight ever since she was a child. Her family first got an opportunity to star with her in her beauty pageant journey. Later, her mother, Mama June, became the center of attention with her show of the same name. Well, it has often featured her strained relationship with her daughters because of many controversies. Speaking of controversies, Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson is in deep waters once again for trying to appropriate black culture and coming off as racist! Keep reading to know more details about this.
Mama June: Honey Boo Boo Responds To Backlash For Appropriating Black Culture! Was Being Racist?
Honey Boo Boo has a fair share of fan following on her social media platforms. Hence, she is used to interacting with her audience. However, her latest live session went rather badly. That’s because she tried to talk “ghetto.” Many Mama June fans found her accent quite problematic. The clip of the same began circulating on the internet. At last, Alana finally responded to this backlash. She took to her Instagram to make her statement.
Alana mentioned that she has often had people say that she “speaks ghetto.” Hence, she made the accent to prove that. Honey Boo Boo mentioned that she was not trying to offend anyone with her acts. The Mama June castmate went on to explain the “shade room” and how people hear and see what they want to without the whole picture. She also trolled the “Karens” of the internet who want to have an opinion on everything.
At the same time, Alana continued to apologize while saying being “disrespectful” was never her intention. She emphasized being her authentic and natural self on camera at all times. She dismissed all the rumors of her trying to “fake” things. At last, Honey Boo Boo concluded her post by saying she was speaking on this topic for the last time.
Mama June: What Happened In Alana’s Video?
Alana seemingly went live through her Facebook handle. After that, a 30-second clip of hers went viral. In it, she was attempting to “talk ghetto.” The Mama June star started doing so after she talked of all the audience members who would always tell her that she does so. In order to shut them up, she began speaking with an accent. At the same time, Honey Boo Boo also made a motion one does to soothe the itch in their head. These things made many people feel that she was trying to appropriate black culture without fully understanding the significance of these acts.
Many fans voiced their opinions on social platforms, especially Twitter. They stated that what Alana did in her video should never be “mocked,” and one must never take such things likely. So, they didn’t waste their time when it came to calling the star out for her ignorance and insensitivity. While the star did apologize for her actions, many still don’t feel convinced. Well, this isn’t the first time Honey Boo Boo landed herself in trouble for such a thing. Keep an eye on TV Season & Spoilers for all the latest Mama June updates.