TLC Cancels “Honey Boo Boo” After Mama June Accused Of Dating Child Molester Who Allegedly Abused A Relative
With all the stories out there about the boyfriends of mothers hurting their children, it’s sad to know that some women often expose their children to danger in order to receive some affection. And because of such a possible poor decision, according to TMZ, the TLC network is canceling “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” after two years on the air.
TMZ reported earlier this week that June Shannon (Mama June) was photographed (pic above) cuddled in bed at a small party in a hotel room with Mark McDaniel. The suitor is a convicted child molester who reportedly sexually abused one of her relatives in the past, and went to prison for 10 years for forcing oral sex on an 8-year-old.
Shannon has denied the reports, but TLC, worried for her children, didn’t believe her and decided to end the show, which was a big hit for the network. As it turns out, McDaniels is actually a man from Shannon’s past, but she said on Facebook that reports of her dating him presently are 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.”
A whole new season of episodes were filmed for “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” but TMZ reports that TLC will not air them. Their sources also say that the network is hoping to pay for counselors and tutors for the kids, even though they don’t plan to film with the family any longer.
“Supporting the health and welfare of these remarkable children is our only priority. TLC is faithfully committed to the children’s ongoing comfort and well-being.”
The network also released another exclusive statement to Entertainment Weekly confirming the show’s cancellation:
“TLC has canceled the series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and ended all activities around the series, effective immediately…”
And not only does McDaniel’s son Mark say that the two aren’t together, but he’s also saying that his father was wrongly convicted of child molestation. in the first place.
“His criminal record was [the result of] false accusation. My father is a good man and a good father, he has always been good, he would never hurt anyone.”
In case you’re wondering how Shannon has been out here getting photographed in hotel rooms with other men when she’s married, you should know that Mama June separated from husband Sugar Bear Thompson in September. She caught him looking for a side chick on online dating sites.
This is just a very twisted situation. What do you think of TLC’s decision? Do you believe Mama June’s side of the story?