10 Reasons Why We Hope The World Really Will End This Friday

We won't witness Honey Boo Boo's dark teenage years.

TLC's shamefully exploitative reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo isn't going away anytime soon—meaning, we're all stuck with poor little Alana Thompson and her morally (and, yes, physically) revolting mother. So far, the phenomenon hasn't veered too far beyond uncomfortably funny. It's great fodder for spoof programs like E!'s The Soup and host Joel McHale to flip scathing one-liners towards.

Eventually, though, Honey Boo Boo will grow up. And if you thought Lindsay Lohan's formative years in the public eye have been difficult, one can only imagine what Little Miss Thompson is about to experience. Especially once she's old enough to catch up with Here Comes Honey Boo Boo re-runs and see it all for herself.

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