While there persists many, mostly of the older generation, nursing a horror of gays, Honey Boo Boo speaks for the new generation resisting culturally acquired homophobia. HBB says, "Ain't nuttin' wrong wit bein' a li'l gay. Evybodie a Li'l Gay!"
Reality TV star, Honey Boo Boo (Alana Thompson), declared her pro-LGBT stance on the season finale of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," after openly gay Uncle Lee, Sugar Bear's gay brother, whom the family calls "Uncle Poodle," visited the family.
We are told that Uncle Lee is called "Poodle" because "Alana calls any gay person a 'poodle.'"
This is not the first time Honey Boo Boo has called a gay person "poodle," The Huffington Post reports. She also called Anderson Cooper a "nice poodle" after she appeared on his talk show in February.
Instinct Magazine observes that Honey Boo Boo's endorsement may be the biggest for the gay community since Obama's earlier in the year.
PerezHilton.com exclaims: "We never expected to see such an endearing - and ultimately, very touching - lesson in tolerance from" a small-town Georgia family. "Here's hoping this will teach others to embrace those with 'a little fruit in their tank!'"