If you learn anything important from TLC (and why wouldn't you? It's The Learning Channel for goodness' sake!), it should be that you don't mess with June Shannon. The Here Comes Honey Boo Boo matriarch may be a fierce mama bear when it comes to protecting her colorful brood. That said, she's just as quick to call them out for bad behavior!
Those of you who admit to watching the show (and those of you who watch it in secret and silently giggle while reading Sugar Bear's one-liners) know that middle daughter Pumpkin (not to be confused with the slightly older Chubbs) often uses negative behavior to gain recognition among her loud and crazy family members. She has complained in the past that she isn't thrilled with the attention she's garnered in her life outside of the hit reality show. While Pumpkin has complained of being the victim of bullies, it seems that she's taken on the role of mean girl.
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According to TMZ, Mama June lost it on Pumpkin when she learned that her daughter was cyberbullying two classmates. The situation was brought to June's attention when the mother of one of the girls accused June, who has been outspoken and active in anti-bullying campaigns, of being a hypocrite.
It turns out that thirteen-year-old Pumpkin had posted scathing Instagram videos where she railed on two girls, calling them ugly, annoying and fat. Due to her celebrity status, Pumpkin has more than 4,000 followers who watched the posts on the social media night.
Once June learned of the situation, she laid the smack down on Pumpkin and revoked all of her daughter's Internet privileges. June tells the site, "My family takes bullying very seriously. I do not tolerate it. As a mom, I jumped in, reached out to the parent and took action."
Pumpkin was allowed access to her Instagram account, but only to issue a public apology to her victims. Here's hoping Pumpkin learned her lesson. I'd hate to suffer the wrath of Mama June!
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