It has been confirmed: “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” has been canceled by TLC producers. The reason is a rather shocking scandal regarding Mama June, who is dating what has been purported to be a convicted sex offender — namely, a child molester. With several young children (Honey Boo Boo included) an integral part of the popular show, AOL News shares this Friday, October 24, 2014, that the TLC hit is over for now.
Thousands of television viewers will be saddened, but “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” canceled by TLC is no false rumor. The lovable June Shannon, more commonly known as Mama June and the female leader of her well-known family, is said to be in a relationship with a child molester. The news is described in the celebrity report as a “shocking” realization for many viewers, and producers have apparently ended the series as a result.
“TLC has cancelled the series ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ and ended all activities around the series, effective immediately,” a spokesperson for the network told ABC News 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.”
Following the statement, Mama June released a formal video post to her fans, thanking them for all of their support over the years and making her life, the life of her family, and of course the success of Honey Boo Boo such a powerful experience. She is apparently not letting any negative reviewer comments suggesting she is dating a sex offender or risking the safety of her children weigh her down.
“We just want to thank from the bottom of our hearts the support that we’ve had from our fans,” Shannon said in a video post today. “This experience has been awesome to us.”
In light of the scandal allegations, continues ABC News this morning, the “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” star is changing the focus from the show being canceled to refuting claims she is in a relationship with a potentially dangerous child molester. Mama June took to Facebook to speak to her love for her family, including Alana (better known by the iconic nickname, Honey Boo Boo), and that their well-being is a top priority for her as a mother.
“I want to make a post trying to clear up the rumors remember you can’t believe everything you read!” she wrote on Facebook regarding the announcement from the TLC network. “It isnt true i promise my kids r #1 priority over anything else and I would never put them in danger period over this or anything else they r my life this is my past I left him 10 yrs ago for it and I wouldn’t go back.”
As fans of the show likely already know, “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” was presently in a transition between its previous season and a new installment to the popular TLC series. A network spokesman offered a statement just earlier this week that the status of the show was being carefully considered, and that producers were “reassessing the future of the series.” Now, it is confirmed to be no longer in the works.
“TLC is not currently in production on ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,'” the network told ABC News in a statement Thursday. “We are very concerned about this new information.”
What is your reaction to having “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” canceled by network leaders? Did you enjoy the hit TLC show? And are you surprised, saddened, or unfazed by the new scandal “information” stating that Mama June is dating a convicted child molester? A majority of fans’ responses seem mixed at this time.