PETA Target Honey Boo Boo In Chicken Naming Scandal!

Kelly Conaboy | November 9, 2012 - 12:30 pm

Remember on Kid Nation when Taylor, the beauty queen, wanted to kill that chicken so bad, and she kept saying, “ugly chickens DESERVE to die!,” but then later she said producers actually fed her that line? And it’s like, if you can’t believe that Taylor from Kid Nation actually thought of that line in her own brain and screamed it over and over again just because she wanted to, then what on reality TV CAN you believe? Remember? Well, now there’s a new child chicken reality TV scandal! (They are not connected in any way, but an opportunity to talk about Kid Nation is hard to pass up.) Honey Boo Boo has a chicken, apparently. I’m unsure if it’s for eating or if it’s just a pet, but either way PETA is getting invooooooved! From E!:

“As I’m sure you are learning from your chicken, chickens are smart, interesting animals with personalities of their own,” reads the letter written by PETA rep Michelle Cho and obtained by E! News exclusively.

After describing some amazing-sounding attributes of the birds—they have good memories, know basic math and mother chicks “talk” to their offspring by clucking at them while they’re still in the egg, according to PETA—the group suggested Honey Boo Boo consider changing Nugget’s name to “Not a Nugget” after PETA’s youth outreach mascot to “let your fans know that they should be nice to chickens by not eating them.”

Hey PETA, “Not a Nugget” is legitimately the worst name for a pet I have ever heard. I get what you’re doing but let’s be serious about how names work for just 1 sec. The letter goes on to suggest that Honey Boo Boo become a vegan. PICK YOUR BATTLES, PETA! (Just kidding. PETA obviously knows how to pick its battles, and this is the exact kind of battle PETA is in the business of picking.) (Also.) But. So. What’s a better name for Honey Boo Boo’s chicken? Remember how good Kid Nation was? Are you a vegan? Talk about anything you want, who cares. #friday