‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ Future In Question With Possible Sex Offender Connection
The Learning Channel TLC has cancelled the reality show after TMZ reported that the mom of the show’s 9-year-old child star, Mama June, was secretly dating a convicted child sex offender who abused a relative of hers. According to the online gossip site, June has been secretly dating Mark McDaniel, who got out of prison in March after serving 10 years for forcing oral sex on an 8-year-old. An e-mailed statement from TLC’s senior director of publicity Joanna Brahim confirmed the show’s demise. TLC is faithfully committed to the children’s ongoing comfort and well-being. The show — which actually used subtitles so viewers could understand what the deeply Southern young star and her relatives and friends were saying — isn’t the hit it once was. Among those celebrating its demise? The group behind the Facebook page — “Boycott TLC until they cancel Honey Boo Boo” — which, since , raged against what they called the show’s exploitation of its young star.
Is This the End of ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’?
Not so much. Celebrities who’ve survived scandal. McDaniel was convicted of aggravated child molestation in — during which time June was allegedly seeing him. Prosecutors alleged that he forced oral sex on an 8-year-old who is related to June, according to TMZ. McDaniel served 10 years behind bars and was released this past March.
The future of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” could be in jeopardy after a new report claims Mama June is in a relationship with a convicted child sex offender. TMZ is alleging that matriarch June “Mama June” Shannon is romantically involved with a man who was recently released from prison and is a registered sex offender in the state of Georgia. The website claims the man was convicted of molesting one of Shannon’s own relatives, who was 8 years old at the time of the crime.
In a statement to ET , TLC says they are “reassessing” whether they’ll continue production of their hit reality show that centers around Shannon’s daughter, former child beauty pageant contender Alana Thompson, and their family. In May of , the pair famously unmarried took part in a commitment ceremony on the TLC show. We want to thank y’all for your support. It was never officially confirmed whether the show had been greenlit for a fifth season, but Thompson did go on “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”‘s Facebook page back in September to tell fans the show would be returning in January.
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Mama June of ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ reportedly dating sex offender
The show, featuring child beauty pageant contestant Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson and her eccentric family in rural Georgia, has been running for four seasons, drawing millions of fans. But its future was thrown into doubt after reports that the family’s stay-at-home mom, year-old June “Mama June” Shannon, is romantically involved with a man convicted and jailed in for aggravated child molestation.
Last month, Shannon confirmed she was breaking up with nine-year-old Thompson’s father Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson after 10 years together. We have been experiencing some problems with subscriber log-ins and apologise for the inconvenience caused.
Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. Story highlights Mama June tells “Entertainment Tonight” that she has seen Mark McDaniel only twice She said two of her daughters were fathered by another sex offender The reality star said she has “nothing to hide”. Honey Boo Boo’s mother is coming clean about her past, which she says includes her involvement with a second sex offender.
In an exclusive interview with “Entertainment Tonight” to begin airing Thursday, reality TV matriarch June “Mama June” Shannon explains why she was seen in the company of Mark Anthony McDaniel, a man who served 10 years in prison after being convicted of aggravated child molestation in and who is a registered sex offender. Shannon also says the father of two of her children is another man who was convicted of a sex crime. Her rumored involvement with McDaniel — who was recently released after serving a year sentence — touched off a firestorm that resulted in the cancellation of the popular TLC reality show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” in October.
The show centered around Shannon and her family, including 9-year-old daughter Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, who came to fame competing in child beauty pageants.
TLC Weighing Future of ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Series
After the pair split he served over two years in prison for the sexual exploitation of a child over the internet in and remains on the sex offender registry. Scroll down for video. Sex offender Michael Anthony Ford, right, dated Mama June just a few months before she became pregnant with Jessica, left, now According to prison records, Ford is currently behind bars on a separate child abandonment charge.
Former “Here Comes Honey Bo Boo” star June “Mama June” Shannon had a relationship with a second man on Georgia’s sex offender registry. last week, after reports surfaced that Shannon was again dating ex-boyfriend.
The mother of child pageant and reality TV star, Honey Boo Boo, is reportedly dating a convicted paedophile. TMZ reports “Mama” June Shannon has reconnected with an ex-boyfriend who was recently released from prison after serving 10 years for “forcing a girl to perform oral sex on him”. The year-old mother of four has denied being in a relationship with the man despite being photographed together in a hotel room soon after she split from her husband, Michael “Sugar Bear” Thompson in September.
The girl at the centre of the case is allegedly June’s eldest daughter, Anna Cardwell, who was molested when she was 8. Cardwell, who is now 20 and married with a young child, is known as “Chickadee” on the family’s reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. The show, which follows the lives of 9-year-old Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, her three sisters and wider family, has recently finished filming its fifth season.
TLC is now reportedly offering counselling or tutoring services to the child stars.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’s Mama June Denies Dating Sex Offender, Says They Split 10 Years Ago
TV network TLC had already filmed a new series about the nine-year-old beauty pageant contestant and her family. TLC didn’t give a reason but in a statement said: “Supporting the health and welfare of these remarkable children is our only priority”. Honey Boo Boo’s mum June Shannon denied rumours about the relationship in what she called a “truth video” on her daughter’s Facebook page.
Here comes some major controversy. Mark McDaniel, 53, was convicted of aggravated child molestation in for “forcing oral sex on an 8-year-old child,” the gossip site reported. To make matters more shocking, June and McDaniel were romantically involved at the time of the crime. The underage individual involved was not named by TMZ but it is apparently someone who still speaks with Mama June. The mother-of-four reportedly quietly snuck away from production on the TLC reality series to spend time with McDaniel, who is listed as a registered sex offender in the state of Georgia.
The couple were never technically married but they did exchange vows in a commitment ceremony in May. The show, which is taped McIntyre, Ga. Skip to content. The two are pictured in a hotel room in a photo obtained by TMZ. Mugshot for Mark McDaniel who served jail time for aggravated child molestation in Most Read. Bronx mom of three fatally shot in the head was not intended target, police and family say.
The duo was seen a few weeks ago side-by-side in a photo obtained by TMZ.
‘Honey Boo Boo’s’ Mama June admits relationship with another sex offender
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A little over one month ago, it was reported that Mama June and Sugar Bear called it quits after being together for 10 years. Famous for their relationship and TLC reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo , viewers were surprised to learn of the split, especially after that TV commitment ceremony and camouflage dress. Well, now Mama June real name June Shannon seems to be moving on to a new relationship — one that is causing quite the controversy and could effect Honey Boo Boo continuing.
Reportedly, Mama June is dating a sex offender , year-old Mark McDaniel, who is registered in the state of Georgia. Apparently, he is also her ex-boyfriend. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Sex Offender Registry, he was arrested in for aggravated child molestation in which he made an 8-year-old perform oral sex. Said child is now 18 years old and is supposedly Mama June’s relative. Reports also state that Mama June was dating McDaniel when this horrible act occurred.
We are very concerned about this new information and are reassessing the future of the series. Not only does this story cause quite the controversy, but, if true, it also raises concern for the safety of Mama June’s four daughters. Should the network cancel a show based solely on someone’s dating choices? I don’t know. I’m not saying people can’t change, but would you want your children around someone who sexually abused a child?