Honey Boo Boo crying after ‘DWTS: Juniors’ elimination gives fans mixed feelings
Alana Thomspon, also known as Honey Boo Boo, stole hearts throughout the first season of "DWTS: Juniors."
Thompson, who was paired with Tristan Ianiero, was unfortunately voted off during the recent round, despite being a crowd favorite.
Read more on our Twitter account, @amomama_usa. A video clip of her performance can be seen below.
Thompson and Ianiero scored 21/30, which was not enough to send them through the next round, much to their fans' dismay.
The 12-year-old reality star burst into tears and got a hug from Tristan when it was announced that they were eliminated.
Kinda knew she she was getting sent home just didn’t know it would be tonight..honey boo boo you did good you were one of my favorites..#DWTSJuniors— 𝓜𝓪𝓻𝓲🎄☃️🧑🎄 (@lovelymari_1) October 29, 2018
The audience was genuinely surprised when the pre-teen was sent home, with a user known only as C Staley laying the blame at their mentor. She said:
"I don't think Artem knows how to choreograph for Honey Boo Boo, he's not even challenging her. I've seen other full figured people on the show be given routines that really showcase their ability. Honey Boo Boo is basically just walking around the stage every week."
Honey Boo Boo was excellent on this show. She should be very proud🎉#DWTSJuniors— Holly🌈 (@Holly_Homa) October 29, 2018
Another netizen said Thompson was one of her favorites, while Isaac Bahney added that she wouldn't have sent home if viewers could call in and vote.
Several users also sent messages of support to Thompson, saying she gave a strong performance throughout the first season and ought to be proud.
I really felt bad for her partner and mentor cause she didn't try very hard at all!!— Monique Matice (@monique_m67) October 29, 2018
Great show tonight! Everyone danced their hearts out and should be very proud! #momlife— Sporty Mommas (@SportyMommas) October 29, 2018
During her time on the show, Thompson also danced the Foxtrox to "Something There" from "Beauty and the Beast."
The fairy tale themed-dance also had fans praising her on social media and viewers genuinely expected her to go far in the show.
Honey Boo Boo made headlines back in August when it was revealed that she could make up to $130,000 if she makes it to the season finale.
She rose to fame with her reality show "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" and had been a household name since the age of 5.