TLC has cancelled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo after it was revealed that the show’s patriarch ‘Mama June’ Shannon is dating a convicted sex offender who sexually abused her 8-year old relative.
According to the network, the decision was made to cancel the show because they had ‘compelling evidence’ that proves that June was indeed dating Mark McDaniel … and they feel she is putting her children at risk. ‘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,’ the network’s spokesman told TMZ, adding that they will continue paying for tutors and counselors for her kids.
Before the show got cancelled, June took to her daughter Honey Boo Boo’s Facebook page to deny the dating report, writing, ‘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[s] everyday that r false!’
She continued, ‘It isn’t 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.’
TLC apparently did not believe her story and cancelled the show … and again June released a ‘truth video’ on Facebook, denying dating McDaniel:
Mark McDaniel was released from prison in March after serving 10 years for child molestation. He is now a registered sex offender in Georgia.