Kris Jenner: "I Don't Know Who Honey Boo Boo Is!"

Celebrity News Sep. 12, 2012 AT 4:30PM
Kris Jenner and Honey Boo Boo Child, aka Alana Thompson Kris Jenner and Honey Boo Boo Child, aka Alana Thompson Credit: Michael Buckner/Getty; Noel Vasquez/Getty

Put down your pitchforks, Honey Boo Boo defenders: turns out Kris Jenner doesn't have any beef with TLC's pint-size breakout star.

Last week, a Radar report claimed Jenner, 56, "is not a fan" of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. A source supposedly told the site the Kardashian matriarch thinks the show is "exploitative" and that the Thompson family is "classless, unlike her family and [she] can't understand why America is so fascinated them." (Radar's source also stated fellow reality star Jenner feels "threatened" by the show's success.)

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Jenner spoke to E! News on Tuesday, denying she has any opinion at all -- good or bad -- regarding Alana, 7, her mother June Shannon, or the rest of their McIntyre, GA-based family.

"I would never criticize her, because I don't even really know who Honey Boo Boo is," she told E! News, adding that she was under the impression "Boo Boo" was a dog (having confused the 7-year-old pageant queen with four-legged internet celebrity, Boo.)

Added Jenner, "I've never seen the show."

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In its first season, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (a Toddlers & Tiaras spinoff) has drawn millions of viewers to TLC. The show, which airs Wednesday evenings, managed to beat out the Republican National Convention on August 26 and match Bill Clinton's Democratic National Convention speech on September 3.

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