Say bye bye to Honey Boo Boo

Mama June denied the relationship but TLC decided the welfare of the children in the show was at risk.

Aileen Graef
June 'Mama June' Shannon with daughter Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson. (TLC)
June 'Mama June' Shannon with daughter Alana 'Honey Boo Boo' Thompson. (TLC)

ATLANTA, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- TLC has cancelled reality Here Comes Honey Boo Boo after reports surfaced that Mama June was dating her ex-boyfriend, a convicted child molester.

A report from TMZ said she was once again dating her ex-boyfriend Mark McDaniel after a photograph of the two in a hotel room surfaced. McDaniel spent 10 years in prison after being convicted of forcing an 8-year-old to perform oral sex on him while he was dating June. TLC stated they were reviewing the status of the show after the report.


Mama June posted a statement on Facebook denying the accusations, saying she would never endanger her children.

I want to make a post trying to clear up the rumors remember you can't believe everything you read! Ppl sell stories to the tabloid everyday that r false! 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.

Despite the reality star's reassurances, TLC decided to cancel the show after the story gained traction on social media.

"TLC has cancelled the series 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' and ended all activities around the series, effective immediately," a rep from TLC told Fox News. "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."

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