Kris Jenner, the business-driven matriarch of the Kardashian clan, has gotten her share of flack from the media over the years for "momaging" her children, especially Kim. But according to a source for Radar Online the 56-year-old recently had words for another reality TV mom.
According to the report, Jenner is speaking out against June Thompson, the mother of child beauty pageant queen Alana Thompson, who recently launched the reality TV show for TLC, "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo."
"To say that Kris is not a fan of 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' is an understatement," said the source. "Kris thinks it's all a ploy to make money, and says she sees through it and thinks it is absolutely disgusting."
But according to the same source, money grubbing isn't the only problem Jenner has with the Thompsons. "The show has become bigger than 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians', and Kris is starting to feel threatened by its success," the source said, adding that, "She thinks the Thompsons are classless, unlike her family and can't understand why America is so fascinated by them."
If the unverified comments are true, Jenner would hardly be the first person to condemn the Thompsons. After the show's season premiere on Aug. 8, a Forbes reviewer bashed the show, saying that TLC was blatantly trying to "portray Alana's family as a horde of lice-picking, lard-eating, nose-thumbing hooligans south of the Mason-Dixon line."
Jenner's supposed feud doesn't stop at reality TV competition either, claimed the source, who said Kris takes issue with the way that Thompson exploits Alana by subjecting her to the brutal beauty pageant circuit at such a young age. "Kris especially has a strong dislike for June, claiming the beauty pageant world is vile and that June is a bad mom for 'exploiting' Alana in that way."
Neither Thompson, nor her seven-year-old daughter Alana, however, have made a secret of their desire to make money. Alana charmed viewers when she declared on camera, at six-years-old, that the only reason she competes in pageants is to win prize money. A youtube clip of her proudly announcing, "A dollar makes me holler, Honey Boo Boo!" when she appeared on "Toddlers & Tiaras" quickly went viral.
The salary issue came up earlier this week when The Hollywood Reporter claimed that the entire Thompson family of six is only being paid $40,000 for the entire season of the show. Although June Thompson declined to comment on how much the family is in fact making, she laughed off that figure as low, when questioned about it by TMZ.
Thompson maintains that right now the family is more concerned with forging happy memories than making money. "Our fan base tells us that when they have a bad day they can be able to watch our show and be able to get a good laugh; I honestly laugh at the show too because it is kind of funny, because we know we have fun filming it," she told Ryan Seacrest. "It's just all about having fun making memories."