'Dancing With The Stars: Juniors': Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson's elimination still has fans enraged days after 'Halloween Night'
Fans have been so outraged by Alana getting eliminated, that some of them have even declared they are not going to watch the show anymore
It's been almost five days since ABC's debut season of 'Daning With The Stars: Juniors' aired this week, and fans of the show are still outraged over the last round of elimination that saw Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson going home. Alana - whose claim to fame was her appearance on the TLC show 'Toddlers and Tiaras' - performed a Jazz with her partner on the show, Tristan Ianiero, to the theme music of 'Ghostbusters' by Ray Parker Jr. And although all three judges agreed that their performance was entertaining, sadly, they couldn't pull through to the next week - and that is something that has left fans very upset.
Some viewers managed to get so upset, that in the heat of the moment - and in their manner of protesting the show's decision - they shared on social media platforms how they were simply going to stop watching the show.
"I’m not interested in watching anymore since Alana is gone," one person wrote. "I'm done watching it," said another.
There were also fans pointing out the lack of live voting, which, in their opinion, makes things "unfair". Others thought it was a "dumb" decision by producers. "Alana you did awesome so sorry you got voted off. This is why we should have been able to vote on #dwtsjuniors website! It wasn't fair that the show audience was the only ones who could vote," one such fan tweeted. Another added: "Okay @DWTSJuniors let us at home vote!!!!! Honey Boo Boo should not have gone home."
In the episode, that aired last Sunday night, Alana broke down crying as she learned she was the one leaving the show at the end of the 'Halloween Night' themed episode. Her breakdown caused other participants to even huddle around her to comfort her. Fortunately, however, Alana herself realized long ago how much her skills as a dancer had improved in due course of her short-lived 'DWTS: Juniors' journey.
Alana and Tristan’s jazz was, earlier, applauded for being definitely entertaining. Adam thought she always gives her 100 percent, Val had a good time, and Mandy Moore, the Queen of Jazz, told Alana that she hit all the jazz basics.
"That was awesome, really entertaining…you may or may not have done a body roll," laughed Chmerkovskiy after her performance.
"Two weeks ago I said it looked like you were walking in a mall, last week I said the mall was closed and this week, if there were any ghosts while I was walking in the mall, I would definitely call you," joked his fellow judge Adam. The judges found it to be a solid performance on Halloween Night. But, it turned out to be the end of the road for her.
@DWTSJuniors is a lot of fun to watch. I felt so bad for Alana (honey boo boo). I think this was the first time she was doing something that gave her pride and confidence. People treat her as if she has no feelings and she does. Her reality show doesn’t have to be her reality.— Dr. Janet Johnson (@janetnews) October 29, 2018
There shouldn't have been a elimination this week since there wasn't on the regular one. Alana needs to be brought back so she can keep inspiring kids that have been bullied about their weight and told they can't dance. Alana is a beginner dancer not a pro like some other on it.— Suzie rizzo (@Suzierizzo1) October 29, 2018
Alana you did awesome so sorry you got voted off. This is why we should have been able to vote on dwtsJuniors web site! It wasn't fair that the show audience was only ones could vote!@MzGinaRodriguez @MamaJune_BooBoo #dwtsjunior @ABCNetwork— Judy Emert Carr (@JudyCarr53) October 29, 2018
"I've changed a lot. I can call myself a dancer now, and I never thought I could call myself a dancer," she had proudly proclaimed to Good Housekeeping earlier this month. As the show progressed, reflecting on her and her partner's chemistry, she had also mentioned: "I didn't think our chemistry was going to be super amazing, but then we actually started dancing and practicing, and our chemistry was amazing. We're now best friends."
Alana and Tristan were mentored by DWTS pro Artem Chigvintsev, who was also participating in the ongoing season of the original adult version of ABC's 'Dancing With The Stars'. If there was one thing the judges of 'DWTS: Juniors', Val Chmerkovskiy, Mandy Moore, and Adam Rippon particularly enjoyed about all of Alana's performances, it was the sheer confidence with which she would arrive on the dance floor and simply own the stage. That is something that ensures Honey Boo Boo will definitely be missed on the show!