Honey Boo Boo’s Uncle Poodle: I’m A Gay Redneck And Proud Of It

I was at the Wal-Mart in Forsyth, getting ready to check out. And this woman kept following me, like it was obvious she was following me. Finally, I turned to her and said, ‘Ma’am, can I help you with something?’ and she said, ‘Can I ask you a question?’ I told her if her question was if I’m Uncle Poodle, yes I was. She said, ‘Can I get my picture with you?’, and she was so excited, she said her husband wasn’t gonna believe it. That’s how it goes now…

My husband and I live in Milledgeville because we want to be out in the country. I’m gay, but I’m as redneck as I can get, and we want to be somewhere we can fish and jump on a four-wheeler, go hog wallowing. There’s probably 40 or 50 of us — gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered people — around here, they’re all open about it, everybody knows it.

It’s not like there’s a gay bar here. We go to the same bars as everybody else, we’re all part of the same community… If there’s people who have a problem with it, they keep it to themselves, just like if I have a problem with them, I keep it to myself.”

—29-year-old Lee Thompson, a.k.a. Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’s Uncle Poodle, to the Georgia Voice


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  • BritAus

    He’s hot … I give him one lol

  • Fitz

    Nice. Well, it’s a real sign of progress that there are more ways to be gay than being some castro clone or some village idiot in $500 jeans!

  • tazz602

    And yet his nickname is Uncle Poodle?? I don’t watch the show so I don’t know if they explained where that came from, but it sounds demeaning to me as a gay man.

  • Cam

    Coming out in an environment like Miledgeville Ga. takes some guts, especially if you aren’t somebody who would get picked out as gay immediately. Good for this guy.

  • Dumdum

    @tazz602: I have to agree with the poodle thing sounds just shy of f*g or butt pirate. However to them I think it is some form of endearment. Go figure. Looks like he hit the jackpot on the genetic shuffle though.

  • Mr. Enemabag Jones


    The child’s nick-name is Honey Boo-Boo, and you’re questioning “Uncle Poodle?” You’re screen name is apropos.

  • Mr. Enemabag Jones

    I figured he was too sexy to be straight. A lot of those southern boys blur the lines between Southern, and gay.

  • redheaded stepchild

    He tells the origins of the nickname in the interview. He got it from his 6 year-old niece. And that whole family has kooky aliases- Sugar Bear, Pumpkin, Honey Boo Boo, et al. So I wouldn’t say he’s being singled out in some way.
    Full disclosure: I conducted the interview being quoted, and was not sure what sort of guy I’d encounter when we talked. He was courteous, straightforward, and candid- we had a great conversation.

  • GreenmanTN

    From the link:

    “Okay, here’s how ‘Uncle Poodle’ happened. We were at practice one day, getting ready for a pageant. Her coach was talking about her gay friends, and she said, ‘I love all my poodles.’ Alana thought she was really talking about dogs. She wanted to know how many poodles she had, and what were their names,” Thompson says. “And I said, ‘No, Alana, she’s talking about gay people.’ Well, that did it. All gay people are poodles to her now, and I’m her number one poodle.”

    This sheds new light on Alana’s comment during an appearance on Anderson Cooper’s talk show. She called Cooper a “very nice poodle.”

    “Oh my god, and he wasn’t even out yet!” says Thompson. “I about died. Then about a month later he came out. Not bad gaydar for a 7-year-old… but, well, look who she learned it from.”

    I’m not crazy about “poodle” either but there’s a fairly innocent explanation for it. However, what’s really going to suck is if people pick it up from the show and start using it. If someone ever calls me a poodle there’s going to be blood.


    he’s tastier than sketti with ketchup n’ butter sauce. if that’s even possible.

    i loooves me some banjo-twanging swamp-dwelling redneck luvin.

  • Dumdum

    @GreenmanTN: Thanks. Can,t say that I am a fan of the so called reality T.V. phenomenon. So most of this crap is Greek to [email protected]Mr. Enemabag Jones: Just a note for your personal edification. Dumdum. An expanding bullet is a bullet designed to expand on impact, increasing in diameter to limit penetration and/or produce a larger diameter wound. It is informally known as a Dum-dum or a dumdum bullet. The two typical designs are the hollow point bullet and the soft point bullet. Also there is the Dumdum lollipop of which I am also fond. As for your screen name.An enema (/??n?m?/; plural enemata or enemas) is the procedure of introducing liquids into the rectum and colon via the anus. The increasing volume of the liquid causes rapid expansion of the lower intestinal tract, often resulting in very uncomfortable bloating, cramping, powerful peristalsis, a feeling of extreme urgency and complete evacuation of the lower intestinal tract. Illuminating if not disgusting. A metaphor perhaps?

  • Ogre Magi

    If you saw the episode Sugar Bear seemed a bit uncomfortable around Uncle Poodle.

  • loafersguy

    You really haven’t lived until you’ve gone hog wallowing with a gay redneck.

  • viveutvivas

    I’m probably going to regret asking this, but what is hog wallowing?

  • dvlaries

    I don’t watch, but Thompson sounds too reasonable for the show to want to use him too often. The whole phenomenon of Honey Boo is its polarizing outrage, an out of control six year old fed Mountain Dew and Red Bull, with a failed, obese parent with plenty of attitude and, proudly, little intellect.
    Start incorporating any number of inoffensive relatives and the blandness will follow and the ratings will drop.

  • Niall

    Good for him for being out and proud where he lives. That’s all I can say really. The show is still shit though

  • Stache99

    @viveutvivas: It’s kind of like what pigs like to do in the mud that rednecks like to do with their trucks and atv’s off road.

  • Mr. Enemabag Jones


    Yes, I’m familiar with what a dumdum bullet is; I’ve been watching gangster movies for 28 years. However, as the name pertains to yourself, dumb times two would be correct.

    As for my screen name; very few people know what I’m referencing when I use it. Those that do, gain my undying respect. Those that assume, as you have, an incorrect meaning, gain my undying derision.

  • tazz602

    @GreenmanTN –
    “I’m not crazy about “poodle” either but there’s a fairly innocent explanation for it. However, what’s really going to suck is if people pick it up from the show and start using it. If someone ever calls me a poodle there’s going to be blood.”

    LMAO – great one!! Agreed!!

  • Ann Mason

    The above article can be called a “new development,” but it doesn’t change the fact that Honey Boo Boo is a child entertainer whose misguided stage mother is encouraging her to do unhealthy things. The child’s future is in question. There’s really nothing else to the story, is there?


    Being black, left-handed or being gay is just as natural. It is a sometimes rare occurrence to fall in Love and to hold that person in your heart and be loved in return … it is something that should be celebrated! If it’s between two guys or two girls — all the better. It takes even more courage to defend that LOVE!

    The evil writings in Leviticus 18:22 … against gays – depict: “P” … “priestly rules” & expanded by the pope; homophobes and religious frauds … to attack the gay community and never meant to apply to the public — but to priests. Leviticus was written long after Moses — 600BC.

    There is no scientific evidence to prove any of the cross related bogus elements of christianity and other religions. Our early human ancestors; on this earth … go back more than 6 million years … 5,996,000 years before the Greeks, Romans and the Jews. Christianity is basically a 2012 year old fictional cult.
    In the year 300 AD when Emperor Constantine, who to some was the first pope; went on to fabricate & market Christianity!
    Christianity is a fantasy; which turned out to be one of the most hateful & evil concoctions ever perpetrated on the world.

    It is written; so therefore it shall be? We are the chosen people? Such a wicked fantasy. To see the religious lunatics manipulate government and our lives is shameful.

    The pope and churches fully aware that Leviticus 18:22 applies to priests only … refuse to remove this stigma … maliciously persecuting gays. Kids are being bullied into suicide …!

  • Dumdum

    @Mr. Enemabag Jones: You perceive yourself to be perhaps a device that flushes out s**t but it is still s**t. I come to this site to read the articles and make comments. They may not be insightful or even intelligent. But whether or not I earn your approval or derision means very little to me. An enema bag is still a bag of water which carries the liquid through a tube and into ones rectum. There really is no getting around that.

  • Dumdum

    @Mr. Enemabag Jones: Perhaps Butt Plug would be more apropos.

  • Red Meat

    @Ann Mason: You crazy. Honey Boo Boo is going to be president one day.

  • Eric Auerbach

    @Mr. Enemabag Jones: Really? People who get a reference to an obscure 90s movie get your undying respect? Setting the bar kinda low, aren’t you?

  • Evji108

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  • Evji108

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  • sfbeast

    never saw this show, but this was funny. i tend to call people ‘poodle’ as well. hey, poodle. it isn’t demeaning at all. it’s just a way of saying hi. i used to say ‘possum’, but dame edna stole that from me.

  • Bob LaBlah

    I wonder does he keep his Christmas lights on…..on his front porch all year long, and he knows all the words to every Opal Cephus song. Some people look down on him, but he don’t give a rip, he’ll stand there in his own front yard, with a baby on his hip.

    Yeah, you go tell son, you are a redneck queen, not some high class broad.

    I changed the words a bit but google Gretchen Wilson Redneck Woman if you want to hear a good ol’ country song about rednecks. Hope ya’ll enjoy it.

  • Stephano

    @Ogre Magi: Where are you going with that? lol He looks uncomfortable around everyone if you as me! Something is strange about Sugar Bear.

  • Superman

    The great Karen Walker often referred to Jack as “poodle.” It was cute because she was the only character to call him that. Even so, it’s demeaning to be equated with “femmy” dogs such as poodles, Shih Tzus, and, apparently, koala bears (thanks No. 28!).

  • Sebizzar

    Awesome! AND he’s hott woot lol! He has a husband? Even more impressive!

  • JOHN 1957

    Not too familiar with honey boo boo except a commercial here and there. But.. Damn, I never knew corn fed poodles could be so damn hot. I guess it’s all in the way you clip their hair! LOL He’s sensual looking and has bedroom eyes. His community sounds a lot more open minded than the morons we have to deal with here in the city.

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