Friday, October 24, 2014

"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" Canceled After Accusations that Mama June is Dating a Sex Offender // Jon's Blog Mourns...

TMZ reported yesterday that Mana Jane Shannon from TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" has been secretly dating a convicted sex offender named Mark McDaniel. 53-year-old McDaniel was convicted of molested an 8-year-old relative of Shannon and just got done serving a ten year prison sentence. TMZ posted a picture of the two together.

TLC, according to TMZ, was not pleased about these revelations and issued the following reaction:
TLC is not currently in production on HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO.  We are very concerned about this new information and are reassessing the future of the series.
I read an article on Radar that interviewed one of the Shannon's daughter, who outright denied that her mother was is contact at all with McDaniel. Apparently, his son has also denied that there was a relationship of any sort between the two. She also claimed that the TMZ picture was photo-shopped. Having seen the pic, I'm not sure that I believe that.

Then I learned the bad news earlier today: TLC has canceled "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo."

The cancellation story is all over the place right now, but I learned of it via Facebook from Shannon herself in this video:

In the video, Shannon announced that she just got off the phone with executives at TLC and confirms that the reality TV show has been canceled. She outright denies these latest accusations. She confirms that she and Sugar Bear are no longer together, but says that they remain friends despite the break-up.

I don't know what to think. I obviously like this program and I like the family enough that I follow along with them via social media. But I cannot imagine that TMZ would fabricate this story out of nothing. The truthiness of their article might be stretched, but I don't believe it's coming from nothing. I'm sure we will find out eventually.

It's probably just as well that they cancel the program outright instead of trying to create a new season of the program post-break-up. That made for horrible TV watching with the "Jon & Kate Plus 8" program and I'm sure it wasn't good for the kids. I mean, most of the kids in this program are nearly grown up. Still, it's not fun watching a family implode upon itself.

May I make a suggestion for a spin-off TV show though? How about "Here Comes Uncle Poodle -- featuring Alan and Honey Boo Boo?" I think it would be a lot of fun, TLC!!

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