TLC axes “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” amid controversy

TLC has confirmed the cancellation of its reality series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, amid a controversy over the relationship between a convicted sex offender and the mother of the show's child star.
October 24, 2014

TLC has axed its reality series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, the U.S. network has confirmed.

The cancellation follows widespread U.S. reports that June Shannon, the mother of former child beauty pageant contest Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, had rekindled a relationship with a former boyfriend, who is a convicted child molester and registered sex offender.

In a statement provided to realscreen, the network stated: “TLC has cancelled the series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and ended all activities around the series, effective immediately. 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 show, produced by Authentic Entertainment, ran for four seasons on TLC and was filmed primarily around the family’s hometown of McIntyre, Georgia.

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