Jimmy Kimmel: Honey Boo Boo Warping Perception of U.S. Internationallyon March 2, 2013 at 6:00 am
What do we in the U.S. look like to those who only see us through the eyes of reality television? The pretext seems absurd, and makes for good comedy in this very clever skit in which an Indian student prepares a report about Americans, utilizing reality shows as his source material.After a good chuckle, I’m left with the uneasy feeling that his conclusions aren’t as zany as we’d like to think. Honey Boo Boo is just one of many little pageant girls, and possibly one of the better adjusted ones.
As you click through the channels, you see the various lifestyles, occupations, body sizes, psychoses and obsessions that are represented…and the categories are growing daily.You no longer must act, sing or be interesting to be on T.V. We’ve broken down barriers and democratized the entertainment industry for good or ill. With a nod to John Mellencamp, “Ain’t that America,” little pink houses for you and me…And a peculiar assortment of roommates.