Honey Boo Boo Girl Scouts Cookies Drama: Organization Bans Reality Star From Selling Popular Cookies

on March 01 2013 1:57 PM

The Girl Scouts organization is not happy with Honey Boo Boo after she posted a banner on Facebook to sell the famous Girl Scouts cookies.

The 7-year-old reality star, whose real name is Alana Thompson, is seen in the poster wearing a glittery pink dress and lipstick, and the banner includes all of the Girl Scouts cookies and offers a gmail account for buyers to send orders to.

The banner was later removed from Facebook at the request of the Girl Scouts of the USA, TMZ reported.

Thompson is not even a Girl Scout and was actually selling the cookies on behalf of a friend.

“What we felt was inappropriate is that it appeared that ‘Honey Boo Boo’ herself was selling the cookies, and she’s not a Girl Scout,” Debbie Caballero, a marketing and communications officer for the Girls Scouts of Historic Georgia, told ABC News Radio.

They insisted that Honey Boo Boo’s celebrity status was not relevant in the matter.

“The celebrity factor had nothing to do with this situation. Online sales are against policy,” the Girl Scouts said in a written statement to Fox Business.

But it seems Honey Boo Boo’s mother,  Shannon, or “Mama June,” will continue to sell the Girl Scouts cookies regardless.

Honey Boo Boo’s method of selling the cookies was very effective -- they have already shipped more than 400 boxes of the delicious Girl Scouts cookies.

“If I can raise more money for a troop, whoever they are, especially in an area where they don’t get a lot of money and parents can’t afford to buy a ton of cookies, why wouldn’t I help?” she told TMZ.