Friday, April 24, 2015

Pumpkin & Mama June of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" Both Come Out as Bisexual

I learned late this afternoon that Lauryn "Pumpkin" Thompson and "Mama June" Shannon, formerly of  TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," both came out as bisexual during an interview on today's "Inside Edition:"
With her mother by her side, Pumpkin used the forum to tell the world that she is bisexual, telling us, "I'm attracted to females, and I’m attracted to males. You cannot hide who you truly are.”

While Mama June was there to support her daughter, the focus quickly turned to her, as Pumpkin suddenly blurted out, "She is gay, too! June is gay, too!”

Smiling at her daughter, and not at all shocked, Mama June chimed in to clarify, “Bisexual.” June then elaborated with the comment, “I'm not going to lie, I played in the minors but never went pro.”

Pumpkin wouldn’t let that statement go untouched, as she added, “Yeah, you did go pro.”

So what does the baseball metaphor mean? Mama June claims she has fooled around with women but has never had a real relationship with one.
15-year-old Pumpkin hopes to offer support to other teens who are dealing with coming out as LGBT. And, of course, June wants nothing more than to provide support to her daughter.

I learned of this story on Lee "Uncle Poodle" Thompson's Facebook page. He and June were probably the most gracious towards each other as I've seen during the past six months. He came out in full support of Pumpkin and June.

They noted that Pumpkin originally planned to come out as bi in an episode of the final-but-scuttled season of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo."

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