Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner is reportedly criticizing the hit new reality TV show "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" because she believes that the main child star, Alana Thompson, is being exploited by her mother for financial gain.
The 56-year-old reportedly thinks that June "mama" Shannon, Alana's mother, does not display good parenting on the popular TLC reality TV show and she is stunned that the show has become so successful.
"To say Kris is not a fan of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is an understatement. She thinks the Thompsons are classless, unlike her family and can't understand why America is so fascinated by them," a source reportedly told RadarOnline.com.
"The show has become bigger than Keeping Up With The Kardashians, and Kris is starting to feel threatened by its success," the source went on.
Jenner has received widespread criticisms about her own parenting methods in recent months and is constantly faced with claims that she exploits her children on their various E! Reality TV shows to make money.
Despite a growing number of critics questioning Jenner's parenting, the mother of six has allegedly deemed it appropriate to criticize Shannon for the same thing.
"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. Kris think it's all a ploy to make money, and says she sees through it and thinks it is absolutely disgusting," the source went on.
"Although it's like pot calling the kettle black – you could say that Kris does exactly the same with her family," the source explained.
Shannon recently responded to criticisms that she is a bad mother and explained that her reality show has become extremely successful because "a lot of people relate to us," according to TMZ.com
"For every person that's hating on us, there's three people that love us," Shannon said.
"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" ratings have soared from 2.2 million viewers when it first began airing in early August to almost 3 million viewers by the end of that same month, according to Nielsen.