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Adam Levine slams Honey Boo Boo's family, calls show 'decay of Western civilization'

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Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson and Adam Levine.

Pageant-princess-turned-reality-TV star Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson may have convinced TLC viewers to "redneckonize" her and her offbeat family on their hit show, "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," but not everyone is a fan of their down-home hijinks.

In a recent Q&A with GQ magazine, "Voice" coach and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine was asked if he'd rather wake up without fame or wake up as one of Honey Boo Boo's parents, and in response, he made his feelings about the folks and the show completely clear.

"Seriously, '(Here Comes) Honey Boo Boo' is the DECAY of Western civilization," he said. "Just because so many people watch the show doesn't mean it's good. So many people witness atrocities and can't take their eyes away from them, but that doesn't mean they're good. That show is literally The. Worst. Thing. That's. Ever. Happened."

As for Honey Boo Boo's parent's, aka Mama June and Sugar Bear, Levine devoted much of his rant to them.

"It's complete f---ing ignorance and the most despicable way to treat your kids," he continued. "F--- those people. You can put that in the magazine: F--- those idiots. They're just the worst. Sorry, I'm so sensitive to that — like, I don't know, man, it's upsetting. Just to clarify, I said, 'F--- THOSE PEOPLE.'"

Although he never directly answered GQ's original question, it seems safe to say Levine would rather go fame free than have anything to do with the Boo Boo bunch.

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