Friday, August 17, 2012

Honey Boo Boo's Mom Has A Criminal Record

Have you ever watched the Honey Boo Boo show on TLC? I have. It turns out that the mom, June Shannon, has a criminal record. She was arrested for theft and contempt of court. Apparently the contempt charges have to do with child support, and possibly the theft charges too. In case you have not notice, her oldest daughter, Anna, who lucked out in the lottery genes department, looks nothing like June or Sugar Bear so is probably the daughter of June and another man. June would have been about 16 when she gave birth to Anna who is now 17. June probably owed child support to the father and didn't pay and ended up being arrested. Give it a few weeks and someone will dig it all out.

91 comments:

LaLa said...

Shamefully, I watched a few episodes of this last night. She said she'd only been with 'sugar bear' eight years and Alana's his only kid. I highly doubt anyone will be shocked by that woman having a criminal record. She went to the redneck games and her daughter bobbed for raw pigs feet!!!

Sandbox720 said...

Say it ain't so!!!

libby said...

Honey boo-boo is doomed to get her mom's face. And her mom's face looks like a foot.

I hate seeing these parents living through their kids. That Honey boo boo is a monster.

Frufra said...

Lord have mercy!

libby said...

I mean an ego-monster, attention-monster--NOT montrous-looking.


Yet. Poor kid!

Sian said...

Honey Boo Boo?? Really???! This is even worse than that other name you posted on here, can't remember what it was now but there was a post the other day about how him and his wife were separating for the millionth time. I remember he had a stupid name too though.

auntliddy said...

SHE owed him child support????? Imma corn- fused!! And man, she looks honey boo boo cranky!!!!!!

FSP said...

She looks so happy.

LA Mac said...

LaLa - I was coming to post the same thing, I think all the girls have different fathers, so it could have been for any of them. Sadly, I like this show, it's like a train wreck that you just can't look away from. And for those of you that say its contributing to the "dumbing down of America", I agree with you...but I'm Canadian, lol!

LA Mac said...

Also, on The Soup the other day, Joel McHale called her a "talking thumb" and that's all I see now when I look at her!

Agent**It said...

She looks mentally ill to to me.

Rickatoo said...

I came to say the same as LaLa and LA Mac, all 3 have different fathers. She had the oldest at 15, the pregnant middle one is 15, too.

smashbash said...

Shocking. Just shocking. ;)

figgy said...

What I don't get is how kids don't learn from their parents' mistakes. If you see your mother having a miserable life because she got pregnant young, why get knocked up yourself at 15?

This is an obvious question, I know, with the answer being: Cuz she dum.

Frufra said...

@figs - you live what you know, and apparently this poor child (the 15 yr old) knows about getting knocked up and careening through life from pillar to post. You have a sense that something is screwed up, but you can't begin to put your finger on it or change it when you're a child of dysfunction.

Hell, it took me 35 good years to really understand the dynamic I grew up with and how it affected me. I started turning the ship around in my 20's, but I didn't really GET IT until much later.

nora nader said...

Enty, please STOP writing about these morons. You are giving them more publicity and they don't deserve an ounce of it. Stop, please stop w/ these posts about idiots acting stupid. It does NOTHING for our society except perpetuate stupidity.

Redheat said...

How the Frick did these people get their own tv show? Have we really reached that far down in our search for entertainment?? I happened upon this last night, and watched a few minutes, only out of morbid curiosity.
OMG that is 10 minutes of my life that I will never get back. Forklift foot? The best part was the woman from the spa who commenting about her interaction with this group, stated "It was a good experience...well an experience"

libby said...

Redheat---At first I read your comment as saying '...out of morbid OBESITY...'

Freudian reading!

BK in QC said...

You're kidding! Lmaorofl. Where else would Momma pick up all the jail jargon. Child, please!

Christina said...

White trash, the end.

BK in QC said...

Btw - the title is Pure Gold! There are so many possibilities - it could be the title of one of those "Dumbest This or That" shows, or we could even network hop and use it as a Snapped! spinoff title, and please dont forget to shop it with hoodrat tv - VH1! Lol

__-__=__ said...

figgy - there is a book called An Adult Child's Guide to Normal that helps explain how it happens. Like Frucra says, it's not entirely the kids fault. It's so hard for children to break free from dysfunction even if they have the mental capacity to do so. They all need our help and support.

Agree with Agent! This show is pure exploitation. It's like putting downs syndrome people on TV and laughing. Anything for ratings. Movies do the same. Humanity should be in a better place by now. There is plenty of quality entertainment taking a back seat or being pushed aside for this trash pandering to the lowest common denominator.

I obviously need more coffee. And bacon!

Roman Holiday said...

I always wondered where they find the families for the Jerry Springer show and now I wonder no more:) Anyways, I caught the first two episodes and I love them! It takes all kinds!!!

dia papaya said...

@libby, her face does look like a foot!

The girls at work (both 20 yo) made me watch this yesterday. They were giggling away and my mouth just hung open. For like 10 minutes! Open to the floor!

TLC has to subtitle this damn show bc they aren't speaking any known language. Honey Boo Boo indeed. I have never been so horrified!

Where is Agent**It!? I'm convinced shows like Honey Boo Boo and the lot are part of a huge pllot to take over the US. Over generations we slowly become dumber and dumber then the Chinese just take over. We won't even fight back!


Diane said...

Stupid show. Could only watch 10 mins of this show ... couldn't stomach how stupid they acted ... feel sorry for all Americans that have to deal with this kind of stupid TV.

crazy/beautiful said...

Her entire face (chins included) is absolutely revolting. I'm not even hungry anymore.

Roman Holiday said...

And she has some kind of wit about her! she didnt' let the kids swim in the lake where there were warning signs posted about Flesh eating bacteria! Gotta keep them healthy for the pagaents!!

Frufra said...

@Diane - it's super-easy - just don't watch it!! The on/off switch and the channel up and down buttons are very empowering. Ya just flip over to SpongeBob and break the knob off!

dia papaya said...

I think the pregnant one is actually 17. She's a mature 17.

dia papaya said...

Frufra, kiddos make it off to school OK? That seems mean to make them start before Labor Day, but better for you I guess! You can have spa day until they get home!!!

rejectedcarebear said...

I try to not snark on peoples physical appearances, but this lady looks like Jabba the Hut come to life. Ive never seen this show but just reading Michael K's write up on it the other day, i was cracking up.

Sherry said...

I find the show highly entertaining and look forward to really getting to know this charming and lovely family.

Keep posting, Enty ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ

Patty said...

You all missed the really important and most obvious question of all...how in the hell did she get at least 2 guys and possibly 4 to have sex with her??!! This, I do not get.

Frufra said...

@dia - yes, thanks. They are thankfully too big to cry and get hysterical now - 5th and 8th grades. We are in the best school district ever, and they are very comfortable at their schools, so I have no worries.

They are such cool people that I miss them terribly at first, though. But I tend to adjust and get busy pretty quickly :-). And they get a four-day weekend for Labor Day, so it's all good.

Now I can give my poor neglected puppies some attention - they're waiting patiently to be walked!

Maggie Casey said...

@patty, seriously! I'm also shocked they found her vag, its probably lost down there between all the folds of fat!

Paisley said...

After the Gosselins, haven't we had enough of children being exploited for reality TV?

Keep in mind that most of these shows films in states with almost no child labor laws so they work long hours, no on-set independent monitors, and no requirement that any of the money is put away for the kids.

katsm0711 said...

LOLLLLLLL "and possibly four"

The Black Cat said...

I think watching this kind of thing only contributes to the popularity of the show, there has to be a line drawn at some point. Anyone watched Videodrome?

katsm0711 said...

She's not even Jabba The Hut she's Pizza The Hut and she's going to eat herself to death.

Roman Holiday said...

LOL@ katsm0711 - I dont' know she/they really like the cheeseballs though.....

M said...

Still better than Jersey Shore. At least they love each other and have a goal they want to reach, albeit a jacked up one.

smashbash said...

It will be Red Dawn for real!

lostathome said...

I really dislike the 12 year old. And I feel bad for the daddy, ge lives in the middle of a circus.

dia papaya said...

Smash! I LOVE the original Red Dawn. I hope the new version doesn't let me down. Patrick Swayze was SO sexy in that film!

dia papaya said...

Carebear! She even calls herself Jabba the Hut, but she can't remember how to say it and keeps saying it wrong. Oh my! It's just a travesty. Is this Georgia's future????

My sis and niece live in the middle of GA now. I want to send in the evac squad, stat!

HecateJones said...

Is it really 'The Learning Channel' if all I'm learning is what not to be?

smashbash said...

Swazye was the man! Charlie Sheen was also great in that movie!

It will be terrible like all the movies they try to remake.

Besides the new planet of the apes! James Franco is hot hot hot, I cried literally 3/4 of that movie. Haha.

smashbash said...

How animals act in their natural habitat.

Sherry said...

@Katsm-Great line! My first thought too was who wants to do it with this woman. Oh my eyes just thinking about it. Maybe she was leaning over a table eating dinner when it happened. I find it hard to believe she'd stop eating to get all jiggy wit it.

All about Eve said...

I can't with this people!

heatherlynn said...

jer best line when talking about the large girls at the redneck festival in their bikinkis "all that vajiggle jaggle is just not beautimous"..........seriously?

Miguela said...

Criminal records aren't always indicative of bad people. She seems like a nice enough person and mother.

Ice Angel said...

OK...I watch the show as they make me laugh. But IF you watch the show, you will realize that we are, in fact, laughing WITH them, not AT them.

They are actually pretty funny, self-depracating, and unapologic. They really don't care what people think, but I do have this to say about them:

1.) Sugar Bear works 7 days a week to support his family
2.) They do seem to all care for and love one another and support one another
3.) They LAUGH....a LOT!!!
4.) They have their daughter, at least Alana, working hard to acheive success at something she quite obviously enjoys
5.) Alana isn't a quitter...she may lose a lot, cry a few tears, but gosh darn it...she gets right back out there and keeps on trying! (I have actually seen a HUGE improvement in her since the beginning, so she really is trying to get somewhere)
6.) Their house looks fairly clean and well organized
7.) The mom works hard to keep their finances straight and to stretch a buck-she and her husband do this to sacrifice for their kids so they can have things they want
8.) The daughter is knocked up and everyone trashes her-yeah, she made a stupid mistake-but her family is there to support her...where is the DADDY???
9.) Watching this show makes me laugh, feel a little smarter, and also reminds me that I sometimes get a bit too hung up on being "perfect" and thinking what others think of me

And last but not least....

10.) I think it is completely hysterical that Honey Boo Boo gets her own show while the great "Eden Wood" and her monster of a stage mother are trapsing all over L.A. trying to find fame for her daughter! I'd love to be a fly on the wall when Mrs. Wood found out that Honey Boo Boo got her own show!!!! LOL!!!!

Jennifer H. said...

Thank you for pointing out the positives, Ice Angel. I watched the first 2 episodes and while, yes, I am kind of mortified, I was also impressed by how much of a genuine family they are.

hothotheat said...

Wait......is "Honey Boo Boo" a nickname or did someone really name their kid that?

Obvs, I don't watch this show.

dia papaya said...

Charlie when he was still sexy and mostly sober! How could I forget him?

I missed the Franco redux of Planet. Did it already come out? I'm confused? My brain got too much sleep and processing slowly....

ThisIKnow said...

I agree with you Ice Angel. They embrace their faults and love each other. It is over the top and the producers leave things in, like June the mother sneezing, that would normally be edited out. They aren't hurting anyone or taking advantage of anyone, unlike the Kartrashians and their bogus endorsements. I dont know if the show will last but I like them.

Jasmine said...

Yeah Ice Angel, THANKS for listing the good stuff about this show/family.
And GREAT point about how funny (and awesome) it is that Honey Boo Boo got her own show while the perfection that is the blonde tiny angel of Eden Wood and her crazy mother are off god knows where. If that aint enough to make you root for the underdog I dont know what will.

Btw- for those of you who quickly turned this into a fat-frenzy joke a thon while poking fun at her back woods lifestyle, it's very amusing to watch you demean a woman for the very things you're exhibiting. Talk about trashy.

Ice Angel said...

@Hot-no...her real name is Alana, but her nickname is Honey Boo Boo Child...

@Thisknow...time for a "Our Turn" as I would love to hear from everyone if, given the choice, they would rather spend the weekend with these folks or the Kardashians...

I know I'd for sure pick a weekend with the Honey Boo Boos...it would be a weekend I would never forget!

And if I had to spend a weekend with the K's, I'd have to shoot myself!

SusanB said...

@dia - yes, sometimes I've thought this is the deliberate dumbing down of America. I understand why the people in these shows do it, I don't understand why the networks do it - just the money, I guess.

Who would I rather spend a weekend with? If the choice is these two, I'd pick a weekend in woman's prison instead.

AKM said...

I have to agree with Ice Angel and the others who see the good in these folks. Yes, they're a trainwreck, but other than their nutritional choices -- !!! -- they're a pretty happy and loving bunch. I'd rather watch them than the Ks, that's for sure.

Ice Angel said...

@Susan....hahahahaha!!!!

Sasha said...

I love that Alana claps for the other girls in the Toddlers & Tiaras competitions. She is genuinely happy for them. Very rare to see on that show.

The family is growing on me.

Letch said...

I'd pick the Trashians for sure... I may get some free clothes or even shoes from that big one, Khloe. I posted about this show on FB the other day. This shit is a disgusting look into a disgusting family. Subtitles for English??? Give me a break! Hillbillies.

anita_mark said...

I know the rules of the internet mean I have to pick one thing over the other but you can hate both the Kardashians and this family.

These people are ill-mannered and stupid. English is their first and only language and they can't speak it properly.

What makes me sad are the excuses made for them. They're happy or they're loving, etc. That's great and all but are we not nearing a point where we're just going to throw all social norms out the window and say, "just be yourselves, your behaviour doesn't matter anymore." This culture of "I'm being myself and I don't care what anyone thinks" will be society's downfall. Manners and common sense will no longer matter and there will be no differentiating us from apes.

I'm guilty of watching this nonsense but I can't condone their behaviour. Also, there's something odd about the things Alana says. She says some things that I wouldn't think a six year old would say.

auntliddy said...

Was thinking same thing!!!!!! If youre dateless, and you look spiffier than her, go on down to ga and i bet u get a date!!

katsm0711 said...

I love you anita_mark.

Ice Angel said...

@Anita-I hear your point totally, but I don't think anyone is excusing them necessarily for their behavior...however...in light of what society does put on a pedestal these days, there is definitely worse out there than these simple folks. As long as they don't hurt anyone else, really...who cares.

And rules of the internet??? I thought there were no rules on the internet...you can certainly choose to hate both families and we won't have the internet police find you..this is America after all! LOL!!!

auntliddy said...

When the 12yr old blew her nose on the ettiquette lady's cloth napkin, that was it for me.

anita_mark said...

@Ice, it's not America, it's the internet :) And I'm Canadian. But my comment wasn't directed at you, it was a general comment.

I just find them so awful yet I watch it. I'm the problem, I know. But I just can't believe those people exist. I just hate the attitude people have of "this is how I am, deal!" My cousin had a friend who made me all kinds of stabby. She'd say the meanest, most tactless things and preface everything with, "I say what I think." That's not acceptable.

When the etiquette lady visited and the girl said something to the effect of, "I am who I am and if people don't like it, I don't care" and the etiquette lady just responded with, "well good luck with that." That was hilarious. Because she's right. If she ever tries to get a job or move to the big city, etc., she's screwed because she won't have the necessary social skills to survive.

And if they take the pig away from Alana, they're moved from dumb to awful. If she's given a present everytime she loses and they gave her a pet without thinking it through, they are horrible.

Sigh, I hate myself so much right now.

anita_mark said...

But agreed that them being famous for a toddler pageant is slightly better than a self-published sex tape.

Henriette said...

I call my husband "Boo Boo" as an endearment, but I think I might change that now.

heatherlynn said...

agree with ice angel......they seem like a loving family and while they might be "rednecks".....they are laughing abouf it as much as everyone watching

whocaresnow12 said...

Give it a few weeks and people still won't care....,

OMAMA is BROKO said...

I haven't watched the show, seeing the promo clip was Enough for me.

But hey, when was this mug taken?? B/c note; there are only two chins. She has three ones, clearly, now. I guess on to the forth.

She's beut, that IS for sure. Does anyone know, was she a pageant queen too??

OMAMA is BROKO said...

@LaMac - I saw that, as I was Thankfully on the treadmill. It's been one of my new descriptors. ;)

Popnursing said...

I watched 2 episodes. It was entertaining in a trainwreck kind of way. And now that someone mentioned it, the house was clean (except for the whole pig pooping on the table - omg ewww). Anything involving them eating just grosses me out to no end: the horrific stuff they give that kid, the mom only eats with her fingers etc.

As far as brainless TV goes I'd much rather have this than the fakery and elitist BS of anything Real Housewives or Kardashian.

urban chaos said...

Thank you, Anita. As a Canadian who is appalled by the commercials alone I agree 110%.
I'd rather read a book, surf the net, wash my floors, fold laundry and basically do anything other than watch this mindless trash on ::snort:: the LEARNING channel.

Sorry, but someone needs to remove the word learning from TLC, this channel is all about shock factor it seems.

Agent**It said...

Dia I'm here ! I believe this woman might be mentally ill.

This completes the Official Dummification of We the People. The Mayans might be correct.Think I'll postpone buying a new car until after Dec 21.

OMAMA is BROKO said...

Idk of someone else said it, but "deception of child support..." or whatever, could have been issued b/c she pinned support on the wrong man, and took the payments.

//sorry. sad I just thought of it.

anita_mark said...

To be fair, TLC hasn't used the word "learning" for years. Nor has A&E said "Arts and Entertainment" in years so I don't think that argument can be made anymore.

Their house appears clean but their carpet looks like the carpets in the hoarders' houses after the clean-up. And yes, watching that woman eat at the buffet restaurant was disgusting.

And just to clarify, when I said I'm Canadian, I did not mean it in a way that looked down at the Americans because this nonsense came from them. A lot of garbage has come from here.

OMAMA is BROKO said...

Hey...I'm Learning NOT to let my ship turn into a complete artificial sweetener slob machine. I'm learning how to control what I eat....from this woman, her family, her ped looking, "baby daddy," (call me judgmental on that one but you know it's true)AND from Hoarder's. That show is like the old site, Rotten.com. My God.

That said....NO one likes Four Doors????? I LOVE that show. But then again, House Hunter's, the NYC apartment floor plans on the therealestalker and in the bag of the NYT mag, ARE my porn. So no surprise there.

OMAMA is BROKO said...

**baCK of the NYT mag

excuse me

Agent**It said...

PS I'm relying on the written word here and the news analysis articles. I can't bring myself to watch it. But I don't watch -ians , either:)

dia papaya said...

Definitely wait to buy that car!

Mentally ill or maybe lead poisoning? Brain damage? It boggles my mind. Why did I spend all that money on my education that I struggle to pay off? I can just talk dumb and rub my belly!

Time for adult beverages!!!!

Theresa said...

But does it look like "forklift foot"? Hanging my head in shame that I know.her foot was run over and mangled.and that's what she calls it

Tuxedo Cat said...

I can't believe some of the cruel comments being made about June Thompson's appearance.

If there are any overweight people reading, don't you think the comments might hurt?

Cornbread said...

@Ice Angel, I like your observations and share them.

We watch this show, because we caught Honey Boo Boo on Toddlers and Tiaras (which we also love) and I just needed to see it for myself. There are times I feel guilty watching this stuff, but that's rare. I prefer this over watching any of those vapid and narcissistic Ks on E! any day of the week.

The pregnant daughter is the 17 year old, and the dad is NOT in the picture at all (they addressed that on this past week's episode). The mom had her when she was 15, dropped out of high school (did get her GED later) and worked two jobs to support her (no dad in the picture there, either).

The only thing about this show that makes me cringe is WHAT they eat. So much processed junk. Did anyone see the episode where they weighed themselves, to start their "weight loss" challenge? Honey Boo Boo weighs 70 pounds! OMG, I didn't weight that until I was 12. The youngest daughter (who they call "Chubbs") weighs 175. So unhealthy at such a young age, it's sad.

They also addressed her multiple chins and her "neck crust" in this last episode. They showed a photo of June from high school, and she actually didn't look that bad. She just let herself go, big time.

I apologize for knowing so much about these people. :/

Dana Hurbace said...

I had given up in horror on this trainwreck after only one episode, but the comments here are so damn great I'm willing to give Runny Doo Doo a second chance!

Dana Hurbace said...

I had given up in horror on this trainwreck after only one episode, but the comments here are so damn great I'm willing to give Runny Doo Doo a second chance!

McGuffy Ann said...

The saddest thing is that the media take advantage of these people and pay them very little...and it won't help anyone.