In this photo taken Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, seven-year-old beauty pageant regular and reality show star Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson speaks during an interview as her mother June Shannon looks on in her home in McIntyre, Ga. The round-cheeked second-grader, who previously appeared on the TLC show “Toddlers & Tiaras,” has a penchant for outrageous catchphrases as seen on her reality TV show, "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo."
In this photo taken Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, seven-year-old beauty pageant regular and reality show star Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson speaks during an interview as her mother June Shannon looks on in her home in McIntyre, Ga. The round-cheeked second-grader, who previously appeared on the TLC show “Toddlers & Tiaras,” has a penchant for outrageous catchphrases as seen on her reality TV show, "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo."
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published Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
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MCINTYRE, Ga. — The reality show "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" has been a ratings winner in recent weeks, capitalizing on redneck stereotypes and the oversized personality of a 6-year-old beauty pageant regular. But some who live nearby are concerned about the way their quiet pocket of central Georgia is being portrayed on the TLC series.

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