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Honey Boo Boo Gets Busted for Selling Girl Scout Cookies Via Facebook

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

alanathompson31054@gmail.com 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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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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