Mama June Shannon has made some pretty horrendous choices in her life. All of the the men she has chosen to father her four daughters have all been convicted felons. Two of the men who fathered her girls have been convicted child molesters.
Another horrible choice June has made concerns what she puts into her mouth- her food intake. It is unacceptable for a woman in her 30’s to be so grossly overweight that she sports multiple chins and subjects herself to a myriad of severe health issues from diabetes to heart disease.
But the worst choices she has made concern her youngest daughter Alana Thompson aka Honey BooBoo. Her choices of entering the child into beauty pageants and then feeding the child that famed “go go juice” a concoction of caffeine laden, sugared Mountain Dew combined with Red Bull was child abuse in my view. The formula was given to Honey Boo Boo to make her peppy and alive when she was on stage. It could also have given her a heart attack or seizures as no child needs those harsh stimulants in their body. The effects of the “Go Go Juice ” was Alana’s odd behavior, which the public deemed as entertaining and funny. But in reality there was nothing funny about it.
The next choice June made with regard to Honey Boo Boo was to not set boundaries with her and tech her manners. We saw a completely out of control Honey Boo Boo on the Jimmy Fallon show. It was so bad that Honey Boo Boo had to be yelled at by Jimmy for disrespecting her mother. The sassiness that viewers once found entertaining looked very different as Alana was no longer a toddler or a pre schooler. It now appeared obnoxious.
June’s choice of allowing Alana around a convicted man who sexually molested her older daughter was the worst choice she could have ever made. Was she offering Alana up to this predator? Was Alana the bait she used to keep her romance with this sick creature going? Did Alana’s presence make June more appealing? To me it seems like this may be the case.
And finally another poor choice of June’s is to not restrict Honey Boo Boo;s intake of sugared and junk food. As we sa on the show,June allows Honey Boo Boo unlimited access to a convenience store near their home whereby Honey Boo Boo and her sister use the store as their home refrigerator.
In this fiasco with june loosing the show and the money and perks that go along with it, Honey Boo Boo is no doubt feelingt he stress as well. She is clearly eating away her stress with junk food. If June wants to destroy her body it is her prerogative. But she has no right to destroy Alana’s body. There is no reason whatsoever that a child should have such a big belly as you can see in the photo above that it hangs over her pelvis. Honey Boo Boo is looking like a Mamma June mini me with multiple chins and a distorted face. Besides her unacceptable physical appearance the child is a prime candidate for Diabetes 2 and a myriad of other health issues.
I think that child services and social workers need to intervene and help June learn how to monitor Alana’s eating behavior. If she doesn’t comply, Alana should not be in that home which is dangerous for her. The best thing that happened to June’s eldest daughter Anna was to be taken out of June’s custody where she would eat a lot healthier than her obsese sisters.
Since TLC made millions of dollars exploiting this clearly dysfunctional family under the guise of family entertainment, they need to step up to the plate and offer the family a nutritionist and a psychologist to help innocent Alana and to help Mamma June as well. They also need to have family counseling and nutrition counseling for the other girls They owe it to this family. Mama June clearly has the lowest self worth based on her choices of men and based on her physical condition. She is eating away her inner pain.
Now we have come to find out that Mamma June’s first sexual experience was when she was a child at 12 years old. Perhaps this imprinting is why she appears to now be drawn to child molesters. Perhaps she turned a blind eye when Anna reported that she was being molested was because she was using Anna a bait to keep the molester’s sickness fed and in turn to keep him around. Now she appears to be offering up Alana to keep the same molester’s sickness fed and to keep her romance with him alive.
In light of all of this it now makes a lot of psychological sense as to why June put Alana into a child pageant in the first place- a haven for pedophiles. Did she do this to entice the then locked up molester for whom she always held a torch?
If so, this is extremely sick.And TLC should not throw Mamma June out on the street because they are afraid of the backlash of her being with a molester and being boycotted. Instead, they need to pay up for using and exploiting this woman’s sickness. They need to help her heal and foot the bill for extensive therapy, education, and health. You cannot use people like that.
Now that we know Mamma June was also a victim of child molestation by having sex at such a young age, she needs help to deal with her pain so she doesn’t continue to subject her daughters to it and so that she can protect her daughters. Mamma June has been in denial about the child molester because she most likely doesn’t see anything wrong with it. To her, it is normal behavior and all she has known. This is why she desperately needs therapy and TLC needs to foot the bill.
Since TLC is in the business of making money, they could perhaps offer a rehabbed Mamma June the incentive of having a show if she agreed to undergo this transformation with therapy and nutritional counseling. Knowing that Mamma June was also an alleged victim of sexual abuse gives the whole situation a new perspective. June and all of her daughters need counseling and reprogramming and TLC should step up to the plate and do the right thing by this severely dysfunctional family. You can’t allow someone to destroy themselves and just sit back and watch and be entertained. You need to intervene and do something to help them.