Honey Boo Boo Hit Mama June on 'Tonight Show' Says Witness, NBC Edited Out (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Pint-size TV reality star "Honey Boo Boo" (real name Alana Thompson) will begin a new season on her TLC series "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” tonight.

In an effort to promote this new season, Honey Boo Boo and her mother "Mama June" (real name June Shannon) appeared on "The Tonight Show" last night.

Judging by the edited broadcast (video below), Honey Boo Boo was being her usual sassy and lovable self.

However, the child star acted like a "tiny, dimpled monster" in parts of "The Tonight Show" that were edited out, according to audience member and journalist Christy O'Shoney, who wrote about it in Salon.com.

The New York Daily News reported that Honey Boo Boo refused to give Fallon a friendship bracelet, which brought laughs from Mama June in the edited version of the broadcast.

However, according to O'Shoney, Honey Boo Boo refused to give Fallon a friendship bracelet several times in the unedited version.

O'Shoney also says there was tension between Honey Boo Boo and Mama June, who was constantly answering questions for her star child and feeding her answers.

O'Shoney claims that Honey Boo Boo was annoyed and hit Mama June, which caused Fallon to yell, "Never hit your mother!" This unaired incident caused the studio audience to loudly applaud.

In the edited version that aired, Fallon gives Honey Boo Boo some small pompoms and asks her to lead the audience in a cheer.

O'Shoney described Honey Boo Boo as "visibly troubled, disrespectful and defiant." However, thanks to NBC's editing, O'Shoney says the child star appeared as “precocious,” “sassy,” and “confident.”

Sources: New York Daily News and Salon.com