Girl Scouts to Honey Boo Boo: Quit selling our cookies!
Honey Boo Boo's attempt to help a friend sell Girl Scout cookies has fallen flat, with the Girl Scouts of the USA demanding the family take down a Facebook ad.
Honey Boo Boo and her mom, June Shannon, posted the ad for Girl Scout cookies on HBB's Facebook page, which had 703,357 likes as of press time.
HBB is not a Girl Scout herself; she's just helping out a friend.
A GSUSA representative in Georgia, HBB's home state, told TMZ that the organization contacted HBB's site admin and told them selling cookies online is against the rules, because the cookie sales are meant to teach girls "all sorts of things, including goal setting, people skills, etc.," wrote TMZ.
The ad disappeared from the Facebook page, but the HBB family is fulfilling all the orders already made.
"All cookies that have been paid for have been shipped!" someone posting as Honey Boo Boo wrote on the Facebook page Tuesday. "Thanks everyone for supporting Girl Scouts!"
Anyone who didn't get to order, the HBB poster goes on to add, can email the family and put in a request.
Won't this further annoy GSUSA?
Tough darts, June Shannon told TMZ. "If I can raise more money for a troop, whoever they are, especially in an area where they don’t get a lot of money, and parents can’t afford to buy a ton of cookies, why wouldn't I help? We're doing nothing wrong."
GSUSA might want to quibble with that last statement. Its online official rules forbid online sales of cookies, though it says it's looking into ways "to engage consumers in online sales" while still developing "critical and relevant entrepreneurship skills."
Does standing with your mom in front of a table at the grocery store count as "critical and relevant" skills? Honey Boo Boo has already shown she can earn, why not let her sell on Facebook?