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The Real Honey Boo Boo: 'A Tiny, Dimpled Monster'

The Real Honey Boo Boo: 'A Tiny, Dimpled Monster'

(NEWSER) – If you watched Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson on the Tonight Show last week, you saw what you've probably come to expect from her: a sassy little girl who refused to give Jimmy Fallon a friendship bracelet and showed off her cheerleading moves. But Christy O'Shoney attended the taping, and the parts of the interview that ended up on the cutting room floor reveal something far more disturbing: Alana has clearly had "a strange, tough childhood" that has left her "visibly troubled: disrespectful, defiant, entitled," O'Shoney writes on Salon. "Of course, with a bit of editing, 'disrespectful' becomes 'precocious,' 'defiant' becomes 'sassy,' and 'entitled' becomes 'confident.'"

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