If you wanted to be famous back in the day you became an actor or singer or athlete. That progressed into reality stars which progressed into having sex with a celebrity and selling it for sale. The thing is that all of those situations, you had control over. It was your choice to become one of those things. If you wanted to make the most boring sex tape the planet has ever seen, it was your choice. If you wanted to be on Real World, it was your choice. If you wanted to be on Teen Mom it was pretty much your own choice. Now, if you were a child actor, was it really your choice? Maybe that is why so many child actors have messed up lives. That and they have horrible parents who belong in prison and not collecting management fees. Yeah, I'm looking at you Michael Lohan. Oh, and you too Gary Coleman's parents. I was going to say one other parent, but that one might actually try and hunt me down and kill me. That guy is crazy. I'm surprised his daughter is alive. Anyway, where was i? Oh yeah, Honey Boo Boo. How did she become famous?
Her mom makes her drink Red Bull and Mountain Dew which will make any toddler seem faster than Usain Bolt. So, mom gets daughter hopped up so daughter will get noticed so daughter will win and daughter will get famous which means mom will get famous because she has always wanted to be famous but never left this tiny town and her daughter is the ticket. She will be famous and mom is going to take 25%. So how does the mom who forces her child into this and hops her up? She gets rewarded by TLC and gets her very own show.
So, if you are a mom on Toddlers & Tiaras and see that TLC is throwing shows to toddlers, that is so much easier than trying to have sextuplets. All you have to do is be more outrageous and have your kid do crazier things and dress crazier and then they will have a show and mom will be famous. It is not about the kids. It is about the parents wanting to be famous. What mom would give a 6 year old Red Bull and Mountain Dew? The same kind who is going to be taking home a huge check from TLC every week. What about the kid? Mom doesn't care.