Honey Boo Boo and Mama June have turned their ridiculous antics and eating habits into an entire industry. From a few appearances on TLC's Toddlers & Tiaras (where we meet Honey Boo Boo and her fondness for Pepto-Bismol-colored pageant outfits and Go-Go juice), the miniature pageant queen has turned into a household name -- and an industry.
So we weren't at all surprised when Alana Thompson (AKA Honey Boo Boo Child) took to her Facebook page to market Girl Scout cookies to her 703,091 fans -- even though the pig-loving princess from McIntyre, Georgia, isn't a Girl Scout herself.
According to TMZ, Thompson had been selling the cookies via Facebook to help out a friend. As an added inventive to purchase said cookies from Boo Boo herself, each box of treats was personally autographed by the entire Honey Boo Boo clan. We found the following post on Honey Boo Boo's official Facebook fan page:
"All cookies that have been paid for have been
shipped! Thanks everyone for supporting Girl Scouts! Anyone who didn't
get to order & would like to can send me an email
firstname.lastname@example.org need you order & shipping info and will
give you a total. They r $3.50 + shipping which varies depending on
how many u order. All boxes r autographed by the family & includes
autograph family pic :)"
Cute, right? Apparently the Girl Scouts didn't agree with little Boo Boo's creative cookie campaign. A rep for Girl Scouts USA in Georgia told TMZ that online cookie sales are verboten because it "defeats the whole purpose of selling the cookies -- to teach girls all
sorts of things, including goal setting, people skills, etc." They also asked the Boo Boos to take down the cookie-selling post and stop selling the baked goods. Busted!
The good news? All cookies already sold will be counted toward Alana's Girl Scout friend's cookie-selling goals.
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