There goes Honey Boo Boo! A disgusting end to a distasteful reality show.
TMZ recently published an incriminating photo of "Mama June" Shannon, the matriarch of the show called Here Comes Honey Boo Boo . Honey Boo Boo was a child beauty queen on one of those awful shows and she and her family got a spin off reality series. Her real name is Alana. June was pictured cavorting with a man named Mark McDaniel who was just released from prison for aggravated child molestation and aggravated sexual battery. He spent 10 years behind bars for sexually molesting children. One child was June's very own daughter. Her now 20 year old daughter Anna was forced to engage in oral sex among other things with this monster when she was just 8 years old.
Recently June and her common law husband "Sugar Bear" separated. It appears now the reason was because June had her eye on the "prize", the man who molested her own daughter. TLC immediately cancelled the show after viewing the TMZ photo even though the show was doing well in the ratings and June denied dating the man. What a smart move on their part! A television network with a conscience and a sense of right and wrong. It has since been verified that June has been with the guy and, despite her denials, she is indeed dating him again. She was dating him before his prison stint as well.
I do not watch this show, never have. I find the people on the show pretty disgusting. I saw a few clips and it was all about rednecking at its very lowest. I felt for those from the south who were appalled to be represented by this family.
The show is now history. But what isn't history is that this June woman would actually date a man who sexally molested her own daughter! This wasn't just an accusation. He spent 10 years in prison for his deeds and they are awful deeds for sure. It boggles the mind how any mother, on TV or not, could forgive let alone fornicate with a man who molested or hurt one of her children. Or ANY child for that matter.
June's daughter Anna has spoken out and identified herself as the victim. She told RadarOnline that she was deeply disappointed in her mother and doesn't feel their relationship can be repaired. I can see why not! I would disown my mother if I were this young lady!
CPS has gotten involved since this man is a registered sex offender and is around minor children. June's minor children, one is which is Honey Boo Boo, the "star" of the now defunct show.
It just boggles my mind how this woman could endanger her children, ruin her relationship with the daughter that was abused, and torpedo a television show that was making her and her family very good money all for a man who forced her daughter (and other children) into sex acts when she was just a child. HOW? WHY?
I don't care how uneducated someone is, a mother knows right from wrong. Sex offenders and pediphiles rarely lose their desire for young children and, even if this slimeball did, would any normal mother want to be near him knowing what he did to her daughter and other young children?
I feel for the kids in the family and I hope that they will be OK. I hope that they will be removed from June's care and placed with "Sugar Bear" who is only the father of Alana. There are three other girls although I think only one other one is under 18. Like I said, I don't watch the show. I do know this. "Mama June" is vile and disgusting. I wish her a lifetime of regret for her unconscionable act of following her libido rather than doing what was right for her family.
Am I wrong here? Overreacting maybe? I don't think so but maybe you feel differently. I'd like to know.
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