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    Honey Boo Boo Joins Spirit Day, Wearing Purple to Combat Bullying and Support Gay Youth

    Alana Thompson, Honey Boo Boo ABC/RICHARD CARTWRIGHT

    Move over, Madonna and Lady Gaga!

    There's a new gay icon—Honey Boo Boo!

    I can exclusively reveal that the reality-show wonder and her family will take a stand against bullying and show their support for LGBT young people by participating in Spirit Day tomorrow.

    Check out these five amazing Honey Boo Boo fun facts we learned from Honey Boo Boo herself!

    Boo Boo will mark the day by wearing purple, according to GLAAD. And yes, her openly gay Uncle Poodle (whose real name is Lee), has also signed on and will be donning purple-hued attire just like previously announced celeb supporters Ricky Martin, Dianna Agron, Snooki, JWoww, Pauly D and all of us here at E! News.

    "We've always supported gay people, even long before the show started," Mama June told me the other day when she and Boo Boo stopped by the E! studios to promote their TLC show. "We didn't just do it because we have the show. Some people are kind of scared—what you'd call homophobes—but everyone knew Sugar Bear had a gay brother. It's not a big deal."

    And if that wasn't enough, RuPaul is one step closer to fulfilling his dream of recording a duet with Boo Boo.

    "If the time comes along, maybe," June said about the possible collaboration. "I think it would be interesting."

    Take a look back at the first Spirit Day

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