So The Doll has to be one of the last people to have jumped on this Honey Boo Boo bandwagon. Not sure how the heck i managed to step on the remote and the combination of buttons pushed landed my television on TLC, but i did. Intrigued with the size of her mother and the lack of social graces her family exemplified, i was hooked.
As I watched this particular episode, the only thing going through my mind was, “this little girl lives in a town that doesn’t look like it has a huge arts population and her mother is overweight, who is teaching her these dance routines.” When you want to know something, head over to twitter. I tweeted “Who is teaching Honey Boo Boo these dance routines”, and you guys quickly let me know that it was Uncle Poodle. Chile when i heard that name I hit the ground laughing. Needless to say, with a name like Uncle Poodle I was expecting him to be gay. On the next episode I caught, I was introduced to Uncle Poodle. Well juts recently, Uncle Poodle spoke to the GA Voice on being a “Gay Redneck” here’s some of what he had to say.
Uncle Poodle who’s real name happens to be Lee on how he got the name Uncle Poodle:
“Okay, here’s how ‘Uncle Poodle’ happened. We were at practice one day, getting ready for a pageant. Her coach was talking about her gay friends, and she said, ‘I love all my poodles.’ Alana thought she was really talking about dogs. She wanted to know how many poodles she had, and what were their names,” Thompson says. “And I said, ‘No, Alana, she’s talking about gay people.’ Well, that did it. All gay people are poodles to her now, and I’m her number one poodle.”
“Things are changing. My husband and I live in Milledgeville because we want to be out in the country. I’m gay, but I’m as redneck as I can get, and we want to be somewhere we can fish and jump on a four-wheeler, go hog wallowing. There’s probably 40 or 50 of us — gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered people — around here, they’re all open about it, everybody knows it,”
“It’s not like there’s a gay bar here. We go to the same bars as everybody else, we’re all part of the same community… If there’s people who have a problem with it, they keep it to themselves, just like if I have a problem with them, I keep it to myself.”