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  Topic: ‘Honey Boo Boo Is The Decay
Of Western Civilization,’ Says
America’s Highbrow Scholar
Adam Levine
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‘Honey Boo Boo Is The Decay
Of Western Civilization,’ Says
America’s Highbrow Scholar
Adam Levine

Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell

Original Article

Posted By:KarenJ1, 12/3/2012 11:13:40 AM

Welp. That settles it. Western civilization is official in the midst of a downfall. Why? Because Adam Levine, the never-Professor Emeritus of Western Civilization at Harvard University turned Maroon 5 frontman and judge on NBC’s The Voice, says so. In the December issue of GQ, Levine explained that he has combed through months of research — viewing TLC reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and consulting his fellow scholars — and has come up with the following original and totally not hyperbolic thesis statement: Seriously, Honey Boo Boo is the decay of Western civilization.

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I can´t say that I disagree with him. Those "Housewifes Of" shows aren´t any better. You can´t miss the irony when Levine doesn´t see any problem with him using four letter words in contributing to this cultural decay. Who would have thought it would be permissible for the f-word to be printed in articles unabashedly.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 12/3/2012 11:27:13 AM     (No. 9045938)

Honey Boo Boo herself isn´t the decay of Western civilization, but the fact that anyone even bothers to watch her show is indicative of that decay. The same holds true for any reality "stars." That anyone pays any attention at all to sluts like the Kardashians, etc. shows the decline of the civilization.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: nimby, 12/3/2012 11:41:42 AM     (No. 9045965)

For the life of me, I cannot understand how smart, well educated people can bear to sit and watch these moronic shows on TV!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: zeldafitzg, 12/3/2012 11:46:11 AM     (No. 9045976)

Actually, I would give that honor to rap music.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Kingbubo, 12/3/2012 11:57:05 AM     (No. 9046016)

People watch to make themselves feel better.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mary Ellen, 12/3/2012 11:57:42 AM     (No. 9046019)

The kid on "Two and a Half Men", Angus Something or Other, was absolutely right when he said the public shouldn´t be filling its head with such filth. Honey Boo Boo is the same thing. What show is worth watching anymore? Even Homeland has blatant sex scenes. Americans are on a road straight to Hell.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: CEP, 12/3/2012 12:14:56 PM     (No. 9046055)

THere are so many TV shows now that cater to the lowest common denominator of our country. Just look at c-span covering the house and senate?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: plumnellie, 12/3/2012 12:18:49 PM     (No. 9046067)

Honey B B is not as bad as Kardassians, Rap, Housewives..imho. At least the Boo boo´s are not pretentious or arrogant or full of hate like Rap is.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rather Read, 12/3/2012 12:41:41 PM     (No. 9046117)

Let´s see. I watch American Restoration, Duck Dynasty, Pawn Stars. That´s about it. Yeah I know some of them are scripted, but at least they don´t insult me and my beliefs.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: AnnG, 12/3/2012 12:42:32 PM     (No. 9046119)

I don´t watch any those shows and not going to start watching any time soon. The only show I´m hooked on is NCIS.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: DARling, 12/3/2012 12:52:47 PM     (No. 9046138)

Honey Boo Boo is like a mini Bill Clinton. People responded to Clinton because he was flawed, and could make the electorate feel better about their own lack of class and morals. Honey Boo Boo and her trashy family make the Average Joes of America feel superior and smug.

I tried to watch that stupid show once, but it reminded me too much of the white trash I see in my town.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jimrunner, 12/3/2012 1:38:22 PM     (No. 9046231)

These supposedly "reality" shows are nothing other than certain levels of "trailer trash" voyeurism. As someone aptly stated, it´s not the shows that are the problem -- it´s the fact that people have become so shallow to find these shows riveting. These are the same pathetic individuals who have found Obama to be a creditable and inspirational leader. Where some folks would see a poisonous sewer, the “reality” show crowd sees a mystical fountain.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: frenesi1, 12/3/2012 3:14:53 PM     (No. 9046469)

I don´t watch the show but with all the trash on, why shouldn´t these people earn some money for their family. I read where someone (maybe the show) wanted to give them a new house and they turned it down, stating there was nothing wrong with their house, just needed some remodeling. So all in all, I have seen worse on tv.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Muncssister, 12/3/2012 4:48:41 PM     (No. 9046643)

Adam Levine... The tattoo covered, Obama loving singer of catchy, filthy pop songs...?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: nonsense, 12/3/2012 7:13:29 PM     (No. 9046830)

I have never seen the Honey Boo Boob show, and never attended Harvard. However, from what I have read, I believe it is a toss up. The cause of the decay of Western Civ. that is.

On second thought, it sounds as if Honey B.B. is honest, whereas Harvard if filled with elite professorial plagiarism. Which is more harmful to society?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: zoidberg, 12/3/2012 7:38:52 PM     (No. 9046858)

How did all of you manage to miss the most obvious insult of Adam Levine?

"What a Maroon."

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Reply 16 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 12/3/2012 7:40:32 PM     (No. 9046861)

So, "Honey Boo Boo is the decay of Western civilization" ... and Levine´s repulsive tattoos aren´t??!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: conservative yankee, 12/3/2012 8:15:52 PM     (No. 9046922)

I suppose he thinks his scenes in American Horror were classy?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/4/2012 1:51:33 AM     (No. 9047201)

Honey Boo Boo is a child with over zealous parents. Like everything else on TV, you can choose to not watch.

The demise of Western Civilization is sitting in the wh.

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