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Published:September 23rd, 2012 12:11 EST

Video: The Exploitation Of Honey Boo Boo Child

By Robert Paul Reyes

Reality shows are gold mine for TV networks, they don`t have to hire writers, spend thousands traveling to exotic locations, and they can get away with paying the  "talent"  peanuts.

Most reality shows, especially the ones that feature families, treat their subjects with contempt and ridicule. Not that I care, if you are willing to sell your soul for fifteen minutes of fame, to hell with you.


But when reality show parents allow cameras to invade the privacy of their home, and the director takes a perverse delight in filming a child in an embarrassing situation, that`s an abomination.

In this scene for Here Comes Honey Boo Boo Child ", instead of cutting away when 7-year-old Honey Boo Boo has a sneezing fit, the camera lingers on the poor child who is in obvious distress.

Shame on Honey`s mom for allowing her child to be exploited, and shame on The Learning Channel.

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