Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson Shuts Down Rumors That She’s Pregnant & Claps Back at Fans Criticizing Her ‘Blaccent’

Raise your hand if you’re not knocked up…

Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson is responding to some harsh criticism she received regarding the way she looks— and speaks.

The 17-year-old Mama June: Family Crisis star took to TikTok Live over the weekend to  address the rumor that she’s pregnant, which began to heavily circulate after photos of her in her prom dress were posted online. Alana also responded to fans who criticized the way she speaks, denying that she has a “Blaccent.”

“Like, no I’m not pregnant! I haven’t even graduated high school yet, okay?” Alana said. “I want to graduate, I want to go to college before I even think about having kids. So no, I’m not pregnant…”

The pregnancy rumors seemed to intensify after several news outlets— including TMZ — shared photos of Alana wearing a tight pink prom dress. In the photos, Alana was shown with her 22-year-old boyfriend, Dralin Carswell. (While Alana was dressed up for prom, Dralin was sporting a T-shirt and hat because he was not attending prom with Alana.)


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Commenters were not kind to the teen, with many making references to her weight.

“Yeah not a flattering dress…I thought she was pregnant for a min! Plenty of other dresses that would be more flattering, just have to dress for your shape,” one Instagram user wrote.

“I thought it was a gender reveal,” another commented.

Alana also blasted fans who have been accusing her of having a “Blaccent” and trying to “be Black.” 

“No I don’t speak ghetto, no I don’t think I’m Black,” the former Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star declared. 

“Y’all are literally on my Live every f**king day so pressed about the way I talk,” Alana said. “It really pisses you off that bad the way I talk, how I speak? How I speak. Not how you speak, not how your son speak, or how your husband speak.

“Y’all really that miserable to come out here every day and say something about how I speak?” she ranted.

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This is not the first time Alana has responded to people who claim her manner of speaking has changed since she began dating Dralin last year. In March, Alana apologized after she went live on TikTok and used a very exaggerated accent and declared herself to be “f**king ghetto.” (You can watch that horrorfest of a video below.) 

“No, I wasn’t attempting to offend anyone!” she wrote on Instagram in her apology. “I did this because people frequently comment on how ‘ghetto’ my speech is. Which I feel in no way I do. I feel I am my own true self.”

Alana was 16 when she started dating Dralin, who was 21 at the time. Since then, the couple has received a lot of backlash (particularly after Dralin’s recent arrest and legal hijinks). 

Last year, Alana defended her relationship with Dralin.

“In our relationship, the two most things that everybody is always talking about is our age gap and definitely because he’s Black and I’m white and we’re an interracial couple,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “I don’t care because, like, at the end of the day, my sister approves, his mom approves, and we’re happy, so what fans got to say or what haters got to say I don’t really care,” she continued.


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Alana’s sister, Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon has also defended the relationship.

“She’s not getting married, she’s not having a kid, she’s doing very good in school,” Pumpkin said last year, noting that being a child reality television star has made Alana grow up faster.

Mama June echoed Pumpkin’s sentiment in an interview with Too Fab last May.

“[Alana] is getting a lot of hate because she’s in an interracial relationship, he is older, but at the end of the day, Alana’s not that 6-7 year old child y’all fell in love with 11 years ago. Alana has grown up, she’s graduating high school next year, guys!”

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26 Responses

  1. She looks pregnant in that gown. I think she’s pregnant and also trying to act kool now that she is older. Tone it down girl.

  2. We’ve all seen how her sister raised her so it’s no wonder she is acting the way she is acting. I can’t believe she is still dating that asshole…

  3. I like how she’s only a “child” when somebody is scolding somebody else for commenting on her unbecoming behavior, but not when she’s dating a grown man.

    Can’t have it both ways. She’s either grown enough to be dating a 22 year old and to face the consequences of what she posts online, or she’s a child and that man needs to be locked up immediately and Alana grounded from social media.

    Girl will be 18 in what? A month or two? Are people allowed to say that she doesn’t carry/present herself respectfully then?

  4. please spare us the “she’s a child” nonsense. since she’s enough of an adult to get online and throw considerable scorn at her ‘fans’ (who ARE these fans, BTW?) ~ she’s enough of an adult to handle folks pointing out her ill-fitting dress and ill-advised manner of speaking.
    #sorrynotsorry ??‍♀️

    1. also ~ agree w/@reese that she looks absolutely ridiculous in that bonnet. like for real, what the actual f*ck?

  5. Any updates on her sister who has cancer? Or was that some sort of money grabbing scam put on literally days after Pumkin requested financial help?

    1. Her sister Anna having cancer is definitely not some scam. The only update I’ve seen was her chemo. Considering it’s stage 4 adrenal carcinoma, and the fact that cancer was in her liver, lungs and kidney when tested, I would suspect she’s likely going through hell right about now. I believe they said they had to wait to see how she reacts to the chemo from last month to see what, if anything, can be done moving forward. I feel so absolutely horrible for her and her children. I am honestly surprised she hasn’t asked for assistance with anything other than some head coverings. It’s entirely likely she needs a lot more help than that, but she’s not about to ask for it.

      Lauryn posting for financial help was a complete and utter scam, though, as they definitely don’t need it and even her husband told her to take that shit down and knock it off. I wouldn’t take much of anything other family members of Anna say about her diagnosis or treatment as anything other than them trying to get attention. I expect they’ll likely continue trying to make money off it, even if it’s just selling their words to tabloids though.

      1. Yeah the last thing I saw was just the staging diagnosis. When my son went through his first round of chemo we did it the entire week in the hospital to make sure his body was able to handle it. 5 days and on chemo for 8 hrs a day was BRUTAL and he was stage 2. It was in his neck and in his chest cavity above the diaphragm. They started him with the aggressive combination of chemos since his organs tested strong enough to withstand the side effects. So considering they staged her at 4, I was wondering if there was any updates. Not gonna lie, I felt like it was a scam since Pumkin put out her money begging days after. I just hope Anna kicks the cancer and I hope they didn’t ask her to scam people.

        1. They definitely didn’t ask her to scam people. There are pictures of her picc line both before and after chemo started and her hair loss too.

          Lauryn put her own scam-that even her husband called her out on-after finding out about Anna’s diagnosis. That was before Anna even made it public, but that’s just Lauryn being an opportunistic see you next tuesday.

          Her odds aren’t very good-with her organ involvement and stage I don’t even think it’d be 25% at 5 years (stage 2 is like 38-40%), but I too hope she beats it. That probably sounds crass to some, but unfortunately, it’s realistic and that part sucks.

          1. I haven’t seen those pictures and I feel so gross and selfish wanting to see them. I guess it’s cause cancer is a sensitive topic for me, and their family doesn’t have a good track record when it comes to honesty.

            Yeah, speaking of someone’s odds doesn’t feel right speaking of but those are the odds of the cancer ITSELF affecting your body, not the chances of an infection taking you out during treatment. That part is always scary because they come on so sudden.

            Hope she makes it. I hate cancer.

  6. Too bad it doesn’t look like Alana will turn out more like Pumpkin and less like her mom. Btw, on another site, I saw a bunch of pics of Pumpkin and Josh’s twins. They are super cute!

  7. It’s really weird to see adults talking shit about a kid they literally don’t know because they don’t like her dress. It’s HER prom and HER dress. Clearly she liked it or she wouldn’t have worn it. This whole “she needs to dress for her shape” argument is bizarre. She’s allowed to wear whatever she feels comfortable in, not what makes you comfortable to look at.

    As far as her trying to be black, that’s obvious, even if she denies it. She’s been like that since she was on toddlers and tiaras. It’s not a new behavior and no one said shit about it then so why point it out now?

    1. People have ALWAYS commented on the way she talks, that is nothing new. Now she does a far more pronounced blaccent than ever before. When she was little, it was more of a hick way of speaking. Though still sounding completely and utterly ignorance and uneducated, as a toddler/young child some of that is excusable. As she’s gotten older, it hasn’t improved. She is still ignorant and uneducated, just older and way more arrogant than ever. She has no excuse for it now-and she deserves to be called out on it, especially given some of the things she puts out there. I don’t care if she’s 17, she’s old enough to not be this ignorant. That one video isn’t the only time she’s called herself ghetto, she does it all the time.

    1. I get what you are saying, but you need to shut your mouth. This is a child! Stop body shaming her and focus on your own weight. For the love of God I cannot believe this.

        1. Alana you are a beautiful, young lady But obesity runs in your family. Get with a nutritionist and workout with a trainer. You will get a huge platform for generational health forum. No hate here. Just advice.

          1. She is not beautiful inside or out and it has nothing at all to do with her physical appearance, either.

            She’s an ugly person because she’s been raised by ugly people and been raised to BE an ugly person.

            Again, that ugly has nothing to do with physical appearance in this case. They are ugly in every other way possible too.

            Also she has, repeatedly, said she does NOT want to be or eat healthy, absolutely WILL NOT exercise or talk with medical professionals about getting healthier. She literally thinks that having some kind of surgery will magically make her healthier and skinnier. But she’s very adamant that even if she does get it, she won’t follow it up with proper care. Part of that can be attributed to her ignorance-both that with comes with being a child and also the fact that she’s simply ignorant on most things anyway (as is most of her family, it’s just how they are).

            I hope eventually she changes her mind and becomes a better person overall. Right now, she’s not a good person and her being under 18 doesn’t change that. She has to want to be better, do better, act better…and she just doesn’t.

  8. I cannot get over that clown that June married. He was pimping his new *King* necklace the other day. Something like 33.5 carats. So, June isn’t buying this guy with drugs, just diamonds and teeth.
    Alana’s dress was not flattering at all. And the bf should have dressed better even for pictures. He looked ridiculous.

  9. She enjoys pretending to be black, clearly she’s been doing it for years. I’ve grown up around these types of people, it’s ignorant & they will never change. Look at her she’s walking around with a bonnet on her head.

  10. Yes, she does have a Blaccent. Yes, she is emulating Black culture. Yes, she’s a little culture vulture, imitating her groomer boyfriend.

    And no, that dress looked horrible on her. She really needs to dress for her body type. Looking like a bag of potatoes, our Honey Boo Boo.

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