A few weeks ago Honey Boo Boo received a letter from an Israeli fan named Adi Segal. Adi wrote the following:
Dear Honey Boo Boo,
My name is Adi, and I’m a huge fan of you and your family.
I live in Israel (That’s where Jesus lived!), and we are currently at war here. We are constantly under rocket fire, and every time we hear an alarm we have to run to the nearest bomb shelter.
But that doesn’t stop us from redneckognizing (Israel’s right for self defense). We watch your show every time we feel terrorized and threatened and you light up our faces. We watch it in our bomb shelters and panic room, and rejoice in the happiness and joy you spread. When you are playing redneck games, eating sketti or dumpster diving, we feel like we are dumpster diving along your side and forget the sad reality that is outside. Your family is a shining beautimous beacon of hope for the middle east.
In return for all the sunshine you’ve brought us in our hour of need, I’ve also sent you an inflatable hammer. It is a tradition in Israel to run around during the Israeli Independence Day and hit people with inflatable hammers. Don’t ask why, it’s an ancient jewish tradition dating back to the bible.
Hope you’ll enjoy the gift.
May your vajiggle not jaggle.
The letter is steeped in Here Comes Honey Boo Booreferences and clearly plays to Alana’s strong religious upbringing.
Well, the plea worked. Honey Boo Boo did “Redneckonize” Israel and took a picture of herself holding an inflatable hammer with the Israeli flag on it. She then posted to picture to her Facebook fan page and he post has garnered469 likes and 24 shares.
Eitan Levine is a New York City based comic. Follow him on Twitter at @Eitanthegoalie .
Does this help or harm the Israeli cause?