‘Honey Boo Boo’ in the spotlight again after ‘dancing bar video’ released
ATLANTA (CBS ATLANTA) -
Controversy is brewing around a small town Georgia reality star who is famous for her crazy antics and catch phrases.
Alana Thompson, better known as "Honey Boo Boo Child," and her family are getting a lot of attention this week after reports surfaced that the Georgia Division of Family and Child Services may have visited their home after a viral video was posted on YouTube.
The video, titled Honey Boo Boo Child in Statesboro Bar, shows a child dancing and shouting into a microphone on top of a bar as the crowd cheers.
The video, posted by a user named Borocast, was a hot topic on Nancy Grace's show on HLN Monday night.
According to Grace, sources said investigators were called to the home as a result of the highly publicized parenting methods of Alana's mom, June Shannon, which included giving Alana caffeinated drinks and feeding her roadkill for dinner.
CBS Atlanta News spoke with Alana and Shannon in February 2012 at their home in McIntyre, GA.
The pair talked about their reality show success and what life was like behind the camera.
'Honey Boo Boo Child' reality show kicks off Read all about it. CBS Atlanta's Honey Boo Boo Slideshow. See photos CBS Atlanta's interview with Alana Read now. Raw Video: Watch the best of Honey BooMore>>
Tuesday, April 20 2010 11:21 PM EDT2010-04-21 03:21:00 GMT
31 people are in trouble with the law after a three day prostitution sting in Richmond. Police told NBC12 they targeted specific areas where residents and business owners complained about the illegal activity.More >
While you were sleeping, the Internet never stopped… Here's what's trending today. ‘Exasperated' boy reacts to mom's pregnancy "What were you thinking? This makes no sense… This is exasperating!" AMore >
While you were sleeping, the Internet never stopped… Here's what's trending today.More >
Friday, August 22 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:09:46 GMT
Leaders at the Ellijay Wildlife Sanctuary fear they will have to close early next year if they do not see a significant jump in donations, on which they rely heavily to maintain daily operations. The sanctuaryMore >
Leaders at the Ellijay Wildlife Sanctuary fear they will have to close early next year if they do not see a significant jump in donations, on which they rely heavily to maintain daily operations.More >