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Does TLC’s ‘Honey Boo Boo’ exploit or entertain?


The new TLC series, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” the “Toddlers and Tiaras,” spin-off, has become a surprise hit, but is it harmless fun or exploitative? NBC’s Janet Shamlian reports and Lisa Belkin of The Huffington Post and Ada Calhoun of The L.A. Times give their takes.