cancellation of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" following accusations that Mama June Shannon was dating a convicted sex offender who had perped against one of her own family members. She denied it, but TLC pulled the plug on the program quickly after the story broke. My heart continues to break as more and more bombshells explode from this story.
Here is what I'm learning:
1. It's looking more and more likely that Shannon is indeed dating Mark McDaniel -- or else they briefly dated upon his release from prison. This seems to be the real reason that Mama June and Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson broke up. Which makes this next tidbit more tragic..
2. McDaniel was convicted of sexually abusing 20-year-old Anna Shannon Cardwell -- Mama June's oldest daughter -- when she was 8-years-old. He apparently forced her to perform an oral sex act on him.
3. Lastly, this could theoretically cause Mama June to lose custody of her three minor daughters. Truthfully, I'm not so sure about the older two. But 9-year-old Alana?
Once again, it really grieves me to watch this family implode...