UPDATED: TLC Cancels Honey Boo Boo After Mama June Dates Child Molester

Posted on Oct 24 2014 - 10:12am by Editor

Honey Boo Boo

It’s a wrap! TLC has CANCELLED “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” in light of claims that Mama June (June Shannon), is dating Mark McDaniel, a convicted child molester and registered sex offender.

Mark McDaniel was convicted of aggravated child molestation in 2004 and served 10 years in prison. McDaniel was convicted of forcing oral sex on an 8-year-old, who is a relative of Mama June. At the time of the assault, her relative was 8 years old.

Mama June denied the claims in a statement posted to the Facebook page of daughter, Honey Boo Boo (Alana Thompson).

“I want to make a post trying to clear up the rumors,” Shannon began. “(R)emember you can’t believe everything you read! (People) sell stories to the tabloid everyday that r false! It isnt true i promise my kids r #1 priority over anything else and I would never put them in danger period over this or anything else they r my life this is my past I left him 10 yrs ago for it and I wouldn’t go back.”

The show’s future was already in jeopardy because of Shannon’s alleged relationship with McDaniel. TLC said in a statement that it was rethinking the future of “Honey Boo Boo.”

“TLC is not currently in production on ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. We are very concerned about this new information and are reassessing the future of the series.”

Back in September, Mama June split from Honey Boo Boo’s father, Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson. The two were never legally married, but they exchanged vows back in may in front of Boo Boo and her three sisters.


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When they split, they released a statement explaining they were unsure about the future of their relationship.

“Sugar Bear and I have decided to take some time apart to figure out some things in our relationship. We are taking things day by day, but regardless of what happens, the girls will always be our number one priority. We want to thank y’all for your support.”

UPDATE: Mama June posted the following video to Honey Boo Boo’s Facebook page today, responding to the scandal. 



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  • Trippinhhard

    Backwoods country at its finest, wouldn’t surprise me if they’re related.
    Seriously I doubt June would put her girls around a convicted rapist. Ugh
    Anyone can sell a story for $$$$

  • Jennymckitty

    I have only seen this show in clips on The Soup (which is how I watch many reality shows). I’d hate to have their show cancelled because of one story published on TMZ. I hope TLC is at least trying to find out if this story is true.

  • September24

    I’m thinking there is more to this story if TLC cancelled the show and will not be showing what was filmed for their new season. June is denying the story, yet I wonder if TLC does have evidence to the contrary. hmmmm……

  • WaWaWaWHAT!

    Never watched this show…no loss for me!

    • chacha1

      sometimes I watch the train wreck .. it makes me appreciate who I am and where I came from

  • She Stinks!

    I don’t watch reality shows with subtitles when the people are speaking English. I just can’t. I don’t watch Real Housewives of Miami for the same reason.

    I think Sugar Bear can do better.

  • Marti

    At the end of the video, I could swear I heard a kid in the background whine ‘Shut Up’.

  • chacha1

    .. l need confirmation, I know that Boo Boo was on Toddlers and Tiaras but wasn’t Boo Boo strutting in some redneck bar for tips money and that is how they got noticed … I vaguely remember June being called out on Boo Boo calling out for “Holla for a Dolla” in a bar full of perverts and drunks

  • Tre’s Going to Prison

    Can there be any more evidence of the movie “Deliverance” come to life. Holey Cow!

  • Imstillstanding666

    Bravo could Learn from tlc. When your “stars” act in a way that is reprehensible they are fired!

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