Honey Boo Boo May Be Canceled over Mama June’s Sex Offender Boyfriend

The future of the smash hit Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is in jeopardy after TMZ learned that the family’s matriarch, June “Mama June” Shannon, has been dating a man who recently got out of prison for molesting an 8-year-old relative.

Mama June, who had recently left her husband Sugar Bear, had begun dating 53-year-old Mark McDaniel, her former boyfriend who recently completed a ten-year sentence for aggravated child molestation. He is currently a registered sex offender in Georgia. (What’s worse, he was dating Mama June when he committed the crime against the child, then eight, who is still in contact with Mama June.)

TMZ also released a photo of the two of them in a recent photo taken in a hotel room.

In a statement, TLC said that they would investigate these claims. “We are very concerned about this new information and are reassessing the future of the series,” they added.

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was one of the network’s biggest hits, raking in 3.2 million viewers at its peak. In their last season, they averaged half of that.

[h/t Jezebel]
[Image via Facebook/Here Comes Honey Boo Boo]

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