INSIDE EDITION Visits Honey Boo Boo's Hometown
INSIDE EDITION paid a visit to the hometown of reality TV's littlest star, Honey Boo Boo and finds that not everyone is thrilled with the portrayal of their town.
Welcome to the tiny town of McIntyre, Georgia. It's now world famous—all thanks to Honey Boo Boo.
INSIDE EDITION's Megan Alexander visited the small town, and even saw where Honey Boo Boo actually lives. And in this small town, everyoone seems to have an opinion about the pint-size reality star.
The town has a population of just 650. And 40% of the families have an income that puts them below poverty level. But the neighbors aren't exactly happy with the way their quiet part of central Georgia is being portrayed.
We caught up with some kids at a roller rink where Honey Boo Boo shoots scenes for her show.
INSIDE EDITION asked the kids, "Do your parents like Honey Boo Boo?"
"No!" the kids shouted.
But surprisingly we found the quaint little town of Milledgeville with elegant boutiques, fine dining, and stunning Civil War-era mansions worth millions, all just 15 minutes away from Honey Boo Boo's house. Nothing like the rural mud pits on the show.
Kyle Cullars, an assistant Vice President at nearby Georgia College, showed INSIDE EDITION around Milledgeville.
He showed the crew the home of famous author Flannery O'Connor, which Alexander described as a "beautiful home."
The campus where Cullars works is filled with lovely young students, who say they aren't rednecks!
"There are college kids going to school here. They're a little more cultured," said one college student.
Nearby were well-to-do suburbs with beautiful home after beautiful home. One of the homes was even listed for a whopping $520,000.
Realtor Kimi Clements is one mom who says Honey Boo Boo's show is giving America the wrong impression of her town.
“The hillbilly redneck image, even those of us from the country don't act like that," said Clements.
But, Honey Boo Boo does have her supporters.
"We love Honey Boo Boo here. I don't care what nobody says. I love Honey Boo Boo," said one fan.
On Wednesday’s season finale, Honey Boo and her family do a photo shoot in 101 degree heat!
"It's so hot out here. I'm sweatin like a whore in a church. Man I'm taking a bath in my own sweat," said Honey Boo Boo’s mother, June.
Honey Boo Boo looked miserable during the photo shoot and smudged her eye makeup.
"Don't rub your eyes. You look like a football player," said June.
Gotta love that Honey Boo Boo.
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