Honey Boo Boo’s power: she caused Hunger Games star’s car accident

Jennifer Lawrence is currently filming The Hunger Games in Georgia, and rear-ended another car after she got distracted by who she thought was Alana Thomson, aka Honey Boo Boo. Also she confused the word “boobs” for “Boo Boo” and thought there was a parade for Alana, which illustrates the power Honey Boo Boo has to alter reality.

Lawrence was in Georgia filming Catching Fire, and told this story on the Tonight Show:

“I was driving home from work and I thought I saw Honey Boo Boo. It was a breast cancer parade. Now I know it said ‘boobs’ on (their shirts), but I thought it said ‘boo boo.’ So I was like, ‘Does that mean it’s Honey Boo Boo. I started craning my neck, and then I saw a little girl and was like, That’s Honey Boo Boo! I was still driving and then I rear-ended the person in front of me. I had to get out of the car and explain what happened. I was like, I’m sorry that I hit your family. I thought I saw Honey Boo Boo.”

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.