Rosie O’Donnell says she wants to buy Honey Boo Boo a house

Rosie O'Donnell Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Alana Thompson June Shannon

In an interview with People Magazine, Rosie O’Donnell came out of the closet again . . . this time as a fan of Honey Boo Boo!

On video, O’Donnell declares her love for every member of the family (except Chickadee and Pumpkin) by name:

I love Mama June. I love Sugar Bear. I love Chubbs. I love ’em all. I love baby Kaitlyn. I love SMOOCHIE.

Rosie O'Donnell Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Alana Thompson June Shannon

And, on “Smoochie,” O’Donnell segues into her best Mama June impression and pretends to be blowing kisses and hollering at Alana to look at the judges during a beauty pageant.

You can tell that Rosie’s watched the show and that her love for the Shannon/Thompsons is sincere, but she saves her highest praise for Alana.

I think that little girl, Honey Boo Boo, she is like Shirley Temple. She has a presence and an intellect that goes way beyond her years.

And, it doesn’t stop there! Rosie ends the short piece by saying that she’d love to meet the family . . . and buy them a house!!

Rosie O'Donnell Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Alana Thompson June Shannon

Well, Rosie, the family will be in LA next week. Although I’m sure their schedule’s already pretty full, they might just be willing to make room for you. As for the house? Well, having made my own pilgrimage to McIntyre and seeing that house with my own eyes, I’m not sure they’d take you up on the deal. They’re crowded in that little clapboard house in the center of town, and the train tracks do run on two sides of their yard; but, it’d be hard to get used to not being half a block from the Flash Foods? And where would they put the deer statue?

Rosie’s offer raises some interesting questions about the future of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and the family it features. Up to now, Alana’s life has stayed more or less on the track it has always been on. She might go to a few more “meet and greets,” but they are at wrestling matches in VFW halls and beauty pageants in small towns all over the South, so they’re not all that different from pre “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” life. But, if the family as even half-decent management, and I pray to god they do, then they’ll soon have more money than they’ve ever imagined. Will they move to a bigger house, and stop wandering barefoot to the Flash Foods for a snack after school? Will they get a different car and stop piling the whole family into Sugar Bear’s truck to go on family outings? Will they develop more expensive tastes in food and leave sketti behind in their impoverished past? Will any of that really be an improvement?

I trust June Shannon to find a good path for her family through this, and I trust Alana to stay in tune with the goodness and kindness that seems to come so naturally to her. But, it might be a wild ride.

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  • Taylor

    I hope it sticks and they don’t let fame get to their heads. It’s doesn’t last forever ask Jon from John and Kate. He quit a good job and let it get to his head and now he has no job and no one will hire him. Plus he lives at home with his mother and is facing jail times for back child support.

  • Piper

    Please! I certainly hope June stays true to her humble attitude and redneck ways..

  • Yeahyeah

    I don’t think getting a new house will make them “sell out”. All seven of them are in a tiny little house with one bathroom and all the girls share rooms. I think they should get a new one just so they have more room especially for the baby.

    • Take Our Country Back

      Here is a thought about more room for the baby….why doesn’t the baby and her mother get their own place like real people do? Get a job then you and your baby move out and become independent. I wonder how soon there will be another baby then another in that house?

  • Take Our Country Back

    What an insult to the family Rosie. This man has stuck around and cared for June and her children, all from different fathers and for you to imply he isn’t doing a good job is horrible! What about all the other families who live in worse conditions, not because they spend all their money on 4 wheelers and going to the mini-mart 5 times a day, but because of medical needs or caring for ailing parents? What about the families who don’t have a room dedicated to surpluses in food and household supplies. Sugar Bear has taken care of his family just fine without you in the past, so why do you feel compelled to emasculate him? He is the best role model that family has and you just “erased” him emotionally. Shame on you Rosie. If they want a bigger house, let them work it out as a family.

  • Jessicalou

    It must be nice to have someone offer you a tone of money and a new house.Why can’t they pay to fix their own house it’s not like they don’t have the money.Why not go into a shuttler and find. A real family in need and offer them a house.

  • They are making some serious bank, they get paid on the percentage of their viewership, that why the Women or girls of 16 and stupid drive around in a better car than I’ve have.