In my view it seems like June Shannon, Honey Boo Boo’s mom is not being completely honest in her video tape. She is no doubt upset about what has unraveled and her show being cancelled as you can see her puffy eyes above. She looks like she has spent a lot of time crying over this mess she got herself into.
The first sign we hear is a lot of ums and uhs as she says that she is going to give a comment. You can also see her fingers to the right where she fidgets with her hair. This is a signal of anxiety and the start of her deceptive body language.
She starts with Um again and there is excessive blinking which shows anxiety as she says she just got a phone call from TLC and ther ewill be no more production of the show.
She immediately purses her lips which indicates she is upset about what has just happened. Then she speaks in a staccato rhythm and begins the statement with “You know.” These are two major signals of deception. She goes on to say “The statement of me dating a sex offender is totally untrue”. Usually when people use absolute qualifiers like totally you will find that they are often being deceptive in what they are saying. She continues on to say Pumpkin has openly said that I did not date him. As June makes this statement we see her blinking which may indicate deception. Then she adds
“and also his son”. She doesn’t finish the sentence which also adds to the suspicion that she is not telling the truth. Then we clearly hear a deceptive signal as she says “I would never ever ever put my kids in danger uh,” The never ever ever is her protesting too much which often signifies deception.
She then says” I love my kids. That is the past. I have not seen that person….in ten years and it don’t seem I want to see that person”. Here she refers to him as that person in an attempt to appear to be distancing herself from him. If she really had nothing to hide she would say who he was by name and not refer to him as “that person”. Then she says “it don’t seemI want to see that person”. This is a very telling statement becuase it makes no sense. If she was being truthful she would have make an emphatic statement such as ” I never want to see this person” instead of using the words” it don’t seem I want to ..”
She also speaks slowly and laboriously. This is a huge signal of deception on June’s part as this is not her usual way of speaking. She normally speaks very fast. In fact she speaks so fast that TLC often puts a chyron under her face so viewers can read what she just mimbled.
You then see her eyebrow raise as she leans in to say “This is a truth video”. The leaning in and raised eyebrow appears to indicate deception.
Now we really see a major signal of deception as she gets cotton mouthed, begins her statement with “um”and then swallows hard. She does this right after she says her lie that it is a truth video. People who lie often immediately change the subject. Instead of speaking more about the situation and letting viewers know that she wasn’t dating the molester and what he did and why she would not consider having him near her, all said in emotional tones, she completely changes the subject and talks about how she and Sugarbear broke up and how they are better off as friends.
She then goes on to say that “things happen for a reason and that you live and learn”. In making that statement, she is letting us know that she has lied and that there is no doubt she was seeing the molester. In essence her datingt he molester was the reason TLC pulled the plug.
She then outs TLC by telling everyone that they told her to be “hush hush” so that you won’t be hearing from hr for a while. When she says this you can hear her normal fast paced speech pattern, indicating that she is being honest here. No doubt TLC told her to make this tape and then to shut up. When you listen to this rapid rate speech pattern you can hear that it is in sharp contrast to her denial statement which is slow and deliberate.
Finally she goes on to praise and thank all of her supporters who stood up for her . She sniffles as she says this which may indicate that she is feeling emotional about her fan base and is no doubt sad she will be leaving the show. This sounded very sincere and heartfelt.
Now we have come to find out that her eldest daughter Anna (Chickadee) was molested by this man and that June had lied to her daughter and betrayed her. Anna who is newly married and has a child, Caitlin, has stated that she will not be speaking with her mother and will not allow June to see her grandbaby Caitlin.
Now we know why Anna didn’t live with June and the three other daughters, but was living with her grandmother.June has lost it all- the millions of dollars from the show and endorsements , her relationship with Anna, her never being able to see baby Caitlin and her fan base. Dating the man who once molested your daughter and went to prison for his reprehensible behavior is unforgivable and many fans could never forgive June for doing this and for allowing her children near such a man.
. TLC is in the business to make money and that is the bottom line. If they pulled the show and were willing to lose money on their investment, then you can be sure they had evidence that June was indeed dating the molester. Since that would not make for a good story line, they didn’t want to risk the hate they would receive and boycotts of their network and their other shows, so they got rid of June and the show.