Okay, okay. When I’m wrong, I say I’m wrong (pours out some wine for the amazing Jerry Orbach), and I was wrong about the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo family. Once upon a time, I was the reality phenomenon’s biggest defender. Heck, I even made ‘sketti with butter and ketchup in a Country Crock container for a HCHBB viewing party! False. That was a giant lie. Not even I am that gross.
However, I did love this family’s dynamic. Mama June seemed extremely grounded in light of her crew’s sky rocketing fame (remember those trust funds?). Sugar Bear was (and honestly still is, or at least seems to be) a guy who just wants to do right by his common law (that marriage ceremony was bogus, right?) wife, their daughter, and his step-children. Alana Thompson, aka Honey Boo Boo herself, was everything you could have hoped for in a cheese-ball chomping, pageant preening, fart loving seven-year-old. Of course, when the news broke that June had left Sugar Bear and reconciled with the pedophile who had victimized her oldest daughter, I had to stomp on my rose colored glasses and throw them in the dump that family once foraged for our entertainment. Le sigh.
Since TLC wants nothing to do with the Boo Boos, who no longer fit their funky family-friendly image, the Boo Boos are taking their redneck lovin’ lifestyle to more interested parties – they hope! Reports are circulating that Mama June and the crew – including Sugar Bear – are in LA meeting with producers this week to shop around a new “Beverly Hillbillies Themed” reality show to various networks!
RIP TRAIN! It’s with a heavy heart I write that the one constant that was once part of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is whistling a farewell to the once revered (at least by me) reality family of McIntyre, Georgia. While she may not make the best decisions (I realize that is the understatement of the year), matriarch June Shannon is still being fiscally responsible with her family’s television earnings…even if that’s the only way she’s being responsible!
The family is still facing backlash from the controversy surrounding her ex-boyfriendMark Daniel. Mark is a convicted child molester who linked back up with June upon his release from prison. Sadly, her oldest daughter was one of his victims. Her lapse in judgment (to put it VERY mildly) caused TLC to cancel the family’s hit show.
“TLC canceled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and ended all activities around the series, effective immediately,” the network announced almost immediately. “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.”
Now that Mama June has lost her job when Here Comes Honey Boo Boo got cancelled over her affair with a registered sex offender (and all the insanity that followed!), and she’s also having her paycheck seriously docked for ruining the almost fully-filmed fourth season as a result of her salacious behavior, someone at Vivid believes she’s hard up enough to accept a major payday for a sex tape. Please, no. Just please. NO.
According to sources Vivid approached June and Sugar Bear with the possibility of filming a specialty sex tape, but also performing for the network’s website!
Well, I can’t say Mama June was cast inappropriate because her actions are both dumb and dumber (more like gross and grosser), but the former Here Comes Honey Boo Boo matriarch just announced that she’s appearing in the new Dumb & Dumber To movie!
Let’s all just first recognize that this was filmed before TLC canceled Honey Boo Boo because of June’s relationship with convicted child molester, Mark McDaniel. And before we all learned that it was the same man who actually molested June’s daughter Anna Cardwell.
Anyway, Juneannounced on Facebook that she is appearing in a cameo role as Jeff Daniel‘s wife in the new film.
Things continue to grow more and more twisted for the Here Comes Honey Boo family. Anna Cardwell has again spoken out about Mama June‘s relationship with convicted child molester Mark McDaniel and revealed it has deteriorated Anna’s own relationship with her younger sister Pumpkin, who has been led to believe that Mark is her father!
Anna reveals that Lauren “Pumpkin” Shannon does not know who her biological father is and has always assumed it was Mark. “Mama does not know who Pumpkin’s dad is. And Pumpkin thinks it’s Mark which kind of hurts my feelings, because Mama is making her believe that someone who did that to me is her father. Now Pumpkin hates me for it…,” Anna heartbreakingly reveals.