'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' Canceled In Light Of Claims Mama June Is Dating Convicted Child Molester
TLC has canceled its reality TV series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo after reports surfaced alleging mother-of-four Mama June has rekindled a romance with her convicted child molester ex Mark McDaniel.
'Honey Boo Boo' Canceled
On Friday, TLC announced its decision to distance itself from June's dating scandal and cancel Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. "TLC has cancelled the series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and ended all activities around the series, effective immediately," TLC told Us Weekly in a statement. "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."
Reports that were published on Thursday suggested that June had taken up with her ex McDaniels since splitting from Sugar Bear. It was alleged that she had been sneaking off production to see the man she'd dated before he was carted off to jail for 10 years for molesting an 8-year-old relative of hers. Following the accusations, June's daughter Pumpkin, as well as McDaniel's son Michael McDaniels released statements that countered the reports.
"They haven't seen [each other] nor talked in 10 years," Pumpkin told Radar Online. "She only needs us girls, no one else. We are all sticking together as one happy family with us four girls."
"They are not dating, it's been 10 years," Michael McDaniels told E! News, and also stated that his father was wrongly convicted.
Mama June Reacts To Cancelation
June took to her daughter Alanna Thompson's Facebook page on Friday to confirm that Here Comes Honey Boo Boo had been canceled, state that she had not reunited with McDaniels, acknowledge that she and Sugar Bear had split up and to thank their fans for their support.
"Just got a phone call this morning from TLC, and as of right now there will be no more production of the show," she said in the clip. "The statement of me dating a sex offender is totally untrue. I would not ever ever ever put my kids in danger."
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