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'Honey Boo Boo' dislikes being on TV?

  • Alana Thompson says she doesn't like being approached by fans
  • 'Mama' June addresses hyperactivity, childhood obesity
'Honey Boo Boo' dislikes being on TV?

Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson and June "Mama" Shannon joined HLN’s Dr. Drew in a much anticipated interview Tuesday night.

The discussion went in many different directions -- talking school, family, fame and much more.

Dr. Drew noted early during the interview, “Alana is a hyperactive child.” He asked,  “Has she been diagnosed with that or assessed for that [or] have you thought about assessing her?”

“No, because 7-year-olds are hyper from time to time,” Shannon replied. "It's not overboard to where I can't control it … she knows when to act crazy and goofy.”

Dr. Drew also asked about childhood obesity accusations.

“Mama” June said, “I'm not saying that Alana's not a little chunky herself -- but, you know, I love Alana and I love all my kids and not everybody fits a size zero.”

But at one point, the 7-year-old reality star was asked if she liked being on TV.

She strongly replied, “No!”

“Why?” Dr. Drew inquired.

She replied, "Because fans come up to me and I hate it.”

Watch much more of Honey Boo Boo’s reaction to the topics being discussed throughout the interview in the video clip below.

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