Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Honey Boo Boo, 16, dating 20 year old man

I have to start by saying I loathe that I’m even discussing Honey Boo Boo, but this is legit interesting.

So the reality tv star recently posted a pic to instagram of her and Dralin Carswell, in what was seen as their “official” couple announcement.

The problem is, Honey turned 16 on August 28th. So just a month ago, she was 15.  You feel me? And her boyfriend is TWENTY.  That’s fucking gross and messed up.

Of course the couple lives in Georgia where the age of consent is 16 and I’m guessing that’s why the pair waited till she had been of age for a few weeks before announcing things.  My guess is they’ve been dating a while.

The internet, as it’s prone to do, went bonkers.

“honey boo boo is less than 6 months older than me (15) and she has a 20 year old boyfriend?” tweeted one person. “doesn’t sit right with me.”

“16 and 20? Where are her parents?” asked another. “She’ll be knocked up before she graduates.”

“Honey boo boo’s new boyfriend is 20?? Girl is 16,” noted another. “Jail. Jail jail jail.”

“No ma’am. Nope nope. 4 years difference later on is no problem,” acknowledged another, but a 16 year old and a 20 year old nope.”

Boo seems to have heard enough of the backlash and deleted the pic, but the gross is out there. It’s out there and it’s gross.