Earlier this month, Rosie O'Donnell told People magazine that she wanted to buy a new home for the stars of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo." The family responded that they don't need a new home, but their current pad in McIntyre, Georgia could use some help with renovations.
O'Donnell is down to help. "We're in! Are you kidding me? Of course," O'Donnell told People magazine at her Building Dreams for Kids Gala to benefit Rosie's Theater Kids. Thinking out loud, O'Donnell said she'd make some calls and turn the home improvement into a Christmas special called "Rosie O'Donnell and Honey Boo Boo's Renovation." Channel flippers, you have been warned.
Though skeptical at first, O'Donnell is a fan of the controversial reality show and its seven-year-old star Alana Thompson (aka Honey Boo Boo). "I didn't know what to expect," O'Donnell said. "For the first 10 minutes, I was kinda stunned. For the second 10 minutes, I was touched. And for the last 10 minutes I thought, this is really revolutionary TV in a way most people won't understand."
Indeed, while the show is incredibly popular, not everyone is a fan. Tim Goodman of The Hollywood Reporter called the show "peculiarly reprehensible" and Variety's Brian Lowry says it is "disturbingly condescending."