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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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LeaPea2417 wrote on October 25, 2014, 11:46 PM

It is sickening and I am glad the show has been taken off the air. How could any woman in any tax bracket date a convicted child molester ? Any woman who does that has got to have emotional problems. I just shake my head at how dumb some women are!

Feisty56 wrote on October 26, 2014, 12:00 AM

I feel much empathy for the four daughters of this woman. I can barely imagine a fictional writer putting together such a twisted plot, but it's all too real.

PattyTherre wrote on October 26, 2014, 12:06 AM

From what little I saw, the whole family is dysfunctional. But this is just disgusting.

PattyTherre wrote on October 26, 2014, 12:07 AM

I almost thought it was a scripted storyline but it was to sick to be and clearly wasn't since the show was yaked off the air. UGH!

Crin wrote on October 26, 2014, 12:20 AM

I wonder what would history say about reality shows about one hundred years from now? USA a developed nation with a strong cultural background?

PattyTherre wrote on October 26, 2014, 12:33 AM

I'm glad I won't be around to know! Reality shows started out as mindless fun and are now breeding grounds for all sorts of crimes - fraud, shootings, adultery, pedohilia, bigamy - as well as promoting racism, gay bashing and a slew of other things. Not good at all.

MegL wrote on October 26, 2014, 4:06 AM

We don't have TV so I haven't seen this program, however the Company was correct to pull the plug. How anyone could do that is beyond belief!

PattyTherre wrote on October 26, 2014, 4:20 AM

The show was awful in my opinion. I saw a part of one episode and couldn't stomach it. But yes, absolutely, they HAD to cancel it. And they just finished taping a whole season and they won't air it. They lost a lot of money because this ... person is a sick woman who was just waiting for her daughter's molester to get out of prison to get back with him.

ashuli wrote on October 26, 2014, 5:28 AM

oh ! sorry i have never heard of this show, may be not being aired in my country !

WordChazer wrote on October 26, 2014, 5:35 AM

Well, in one post there you taught me more about that show and the family than I knew before. I'm probably the worst person in the world to comment on reality TV since I gave up watching such shows (in fact most TV except documentaries) around 10 years ago. But didn't I read somewhere that all the children had different fathers? If that's the case then mama June has previous in talking with her libido rather than her mouth. I too hope the children can have a balanced upbringing, since from what little I knew of the show before reading this, their lifestyle to date does not seem like a balanced upbringing to me. I know rednecks have a bad name in some parts, but this is extreme even by rednecking standards, surely? To put the whole family's cohesion, and a major source of income, at risk like that? Hmmm. Can't help but wish for karma.

Kasman wrote on October 26, 2014, 9:08 AM

Words fail me. I am just glad I am not a part of any family like this!

LoudMan wrote on October 26, 2014, 3:07 PM

I'm very, very proud to say I've never watched so much as a single second of this crap show. Were it to come on in a room I'm in, I'd leave, if I'm unable to un-plug the set.

maxeen wrote on October 26, 2014, 4:20 PM

Television companies are to blame one hundred per cent for allowing this garbage to be shown under the name of entertainment....just awful...

alexdg1 wrote on October 26, 2014, 6:42 PM

PattyTherre And to think that TLC was once known as The Learning Channel. My Intro to Mass Communications prof was right: The television industry is all about making money, and the sure-fire way to attract advertising dollars is to create programming for the lowest-common denominator.

alexdg1 wrote on October 26, 2014, 10:58 PM

maxeen Maybe TV networks are responsible for putting shows in the air, but if people don't watch the fare offered to them, advertisers stop buying air time and the shows are canceled. So, to be fair, the viewers are responsible for keeping shows like this on TLC.

LoudMan wrote on October 27, 2014, 4:58 AM

THIS. RIGHT THERE! Yes, America, "Here Comes Honey Blah Blah" is our fault! Now, if only a few folks could manage to make the same connection between themselves and so many other things.

vanidiana wrote on October 27, 2014, 7:01 AM

I wonder what their life will be next... the family is greatly helped by the money they make from the series.

alexdg1 wrote on October 27, 2014, 10:47 AM

LoudMan I avoid this type of programming just as Superman avoids being near kryptonite. I have never understood why people watch "reality" TV shows, especially trashy "reality" shows.

AliCanary wrote on October 27, 2014, 3:29 PM

Oh man, that's horrible. There's a special circle of hell for people who molest kids. Frankly, the whole child pageant scene is weird and disgusting :(

LoudMan wrote on October 27, 2014, 3:47 PM

I don't understand the draw of television, in general. When I'm alone, the box is off. When it's on, all I hear/see is someone else trying to suggest what I should think. But, that's just paranoia, right? And, what is paranoia other than a heightened sense of awareness.

alexdg1 wrote on October 28, 2014, 1:00 AM

LoudMan I watch some television on occasion, but far less than I used to before I got into computers, the Internet, and online writing. I use my TV more as a way to watch my Blu-rays and DVDs than to watch network programming. The last show I made an effort to watch was this summer's limited run continuation of Fox's "24," and even then I failed to watch three of the 12 episodes. Had to watch them on DVD.

PattyTherre wrote on October 28, 2014, 1:05 AM

You're lucky! It wasn't a good show but the worst part is that now this woman is with a child molester away from cameras and anything can happen to her kids!

PattyTherre wrote on October 28, 2014, 1:10 AM

I think all four kids have different fathers but am not sure. I know there are three fathers at least. She started having kids at 14. Never was married really. I never even watched a whole episode of the show but I read a few of the tabloid sites and know what is going on if it is "newsworthy". This really is newsworthy because this is a real person now pictured with the convicted podophile and her 8 year old daughter and his hand is casually on the little girl's arm while this crazy mother smiles and grins. I just don't get it. She denied even seeing him and swore she would never put her kids in danger when she in fact has been seeing him since March when he got out of prison. Glad the show is gone and hope that the kids will be OK. It a disgusting situation.

PattyTherre wrote on October 28, 2014, 1:11 AM

The whole family is pretty awful but the minor kids are that way because their mother is that way. I hope they are kept safe.

PattyTherre wrote on October 28, 2014, 1:12 AM

I never watched an episode either. I saw a few little clips and I also saw some talk shows that they were on. Ack. I didn't and still do not know what people saw in the show.

PattyTherre wrote on October 28, 2014, 1:14 AM

I agree. But at least the network pulled the plug FAST and they have a whole episode taped and ready to air. they have to can it all and lose a lot of money but they did the right thing. Then again, they should have NEVER put these people on TV in the first place.

PattyTherre wrote on October 28, 2014, 1:16 AM

Absolutely. The Kardashians, the Real Housewives of wherever, this show, Duck Dynasty...I never saw any of them but they are very popular. I like fun TV but this stuff isn't fun. It's just mind numbing.

PattyTherre wrote on October 28, 2014, 1:17 AM

True. If people didn't watch, the market for reality TV would dry up and they would find something else to air. But people tune in by the millions.

PattyTherre wrote on October 28, 2014, 1:19 AM

Well, June just bought her child molester lover a car and they are house hunting together so it looks like it will be one big...disgusting, dysfunctional family. Worst than before the show ever aired but now she has money to spend.

PattyTherre wrote on October 28, 2014, 1:21 AM

I won't watch the child beauty pageant shows. They feel like child abuse to me. Not to mention what brats the kids are. This guy is now openly with June and the kids. There are pictures everywhere of them together. I thought registered sex offenders were supposed to stay away from kids.

maxeen wrote on October 28, 2014, 6:49 AM

I cannot agree,once they are aired,then the damage is done . How can we remove an image from our heads,we can't ! More responsibility !

WordChazer wrote on October 28, 2014, 4:33 PM

Someone somewhere coined the phrase 'car crash TV'. I think it perfectly describes this show, although like Loudman , I have never seen a show, nor even a clip. Even reading about it makes me want to rip up my TV licence and demand a refund from the Licensing Authority.

WordChazer wrote on October 28, 2014, 4:35 PM

It's a shame there is no 'like' button for comments...

My best friend is the off button. And, should the UK licence fee ever be scrapped, I can find a good use for the extra money, for sure. We are so American in many things; I just wish this could be one such way.

WordChazer wrote on October 28, 2014, 4:37 PM

I hope the care services have an eye out and will remove the minor kids. Alana is mixed up enough as it is. I can see her in a few years with an eating disorder if she's not careful. If she survives that long.

alexdg1 wrote on October 28, 2014, 4:53 PM

maxeen From what I know of the TV industry, producers pitch shows based on what they know or think people WILL watch. If a show stays on a network for several seasons, that's because people are watching it. If people don't watch it. it gets canceled.

LoudMan wrote on October 28, 2014, 11:55 PM

You keep it from being there in the first place. I am the first and last line of defense for what gets in my head.

LoudMan wrote on October 29, 2014, 12:01 AM

Y'all pay EXTRA to watch TV in the UK? Wow. They'd never make a cent off of me. Haha.

LoudMan wrote on October 29, 2014, 12:04 AM

Wile a "person" can be very smart, "people" are stupid, dangerous animals. What can we say? All I can do is my best to rise above.

PattyTherre wrote on October 29, 2014, 3:02 AM

Well, we pay for cable TV. If I didn't pay, I would get about 4 stations, I think so in that way, we do have to pay for Tv here. Of course, now with the net, you can find almost any TV show for free if you look around... I haven't watched much TV at all lately. Usually it is tuned to sports because hubby loves his sports and I like some too.

PattyTherre wrote on October 29, 2014, 3:06 AM

They have concluded that this guy is not doing anything wrong and the kids are not in danger at this time. They will just wait until he molests one again and then remove the kids. Sigh. All the kids are really overweight (as is the mother who lost 100 pounds and needs to lose 100 more). I can see Alana ending up with an eating disorder because she was so "cute" as a little kid but as she ages, she is becoming a very heavy older child. Then a heavy teen. She may look at herself and think she needs to be skinny to stay in the spotlight. I hope not but I do hope someone teaches her and the others to eat properly.

PattyTherre wrote on October 29, 2014, 3:09 AM

Right. They have a trial of 6 shows usually and if people don't watch, there goes the show. If it takes off then they get renewed. And continue until it is no longer profitable. So if you tune in once and hate it, tune out. (Not that it matters really because only the people with Nielsen boxes are being evaluated for their TV watching habits. Then they determine from them how many people are tuning in which could be way off.)

WordChazer wrote on October 29, 2014, 4:43 PM

Yup, LoudMan , we do. We have a television licence fee of around £12/$19 a month (40p/60c a day). It's around £145/$233 for a year. I watch maybe an hour of programming a week when there's a documentary series that I fancy. Otherwise these days it's the state events like Trooping the Colour, Remembrance Day. the Proms (classical music concerts) and Carols from Kings and some of the sporting events like the Olympics, Tour de France and athletics. Without a TV licence you are liable for a court appearance if you are found to be watching the TV, or watching catchup within I think 4 hours of the programme last being shown. My TV-less friends say the licence inspectors are very polite but often refuse to believe that they do not have a TV and do not watch catchup. We'd possibly never get away with not paying, as we are a very connected household. Seemingly the TV licence also pays for the BBC Radio services, which is fair enough as I do like the radio broadcasts of the Proms. Far superior to the visual ones.

Trust me, if we had to pay for satellite or cable TV, I wouldn't bother. The choice here is Sky or Virgin and quite apart from Rupert Murdoch's involvement in Sky, I do NOT have the spare cash to fork over a further amount for a subscription. I am proposing to get my husband to pay the TV licence fee when we are settled financially, as he watches far more of it than I do.

WordChazer wrote on October 29, 2014, 4:50 PM

I'd go for PPV over licencing any day. I loathe reality TV, talent shows and soaps, and there are so few decent documentaries these days. I'm also not a big fan of the major sports shown in this country either. Football bores me (and they're overpaid!) most other sports you have to pay a subscription to a satellite channel to watch. I used to be a diehard Formula 1 motorsport fan, but not any longer. It's gone to Sky and I spend 10 minutes every race weekend reading the live blog of action once the race is over. Cricket has gone to satellite and I don't understand golf. The only sport I can see easily for free is pro road race cycling. Just as well I live in a cycling-mad city, isn't it?

iwrite28 wrote on November 10, 2014, 4:25 AM

When I had first read about Mama June getting back with the man who had molested her own daughter, I was appalled. I was further horrified to know that she wanted to get back with that man despite knowing what he had done to her daughter. I cannot imagine such a woman being a mother. Shame on her.