Entertainment Tonight aired part two of their three part June Shannon (of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo) interview last night. The interview was notable for what June didn’t say: that she was sorry, that she wishes she could take back the past, that she feels awful for what her daughter went through. Instead, June was as defensive and narcissistic as we’ve come to expect from her, and as I guess you could expect from anyone who could reunite with her child’s molester. The only time June got animated was when she talked about her health problems. She’s been tired for weeks and doctors are trying to figure out what’s wrong with her. She said she may have cancer for all she knows. Which, I mean, she has a major risk factor for cancer but I doubt that’s the problem. Then June had the audacity to say she hasn’t gotten thoroughly checked out because “Me as a mom, I like to take care of my kids first.” This lady is so full of sh*t. Every time she opens her mouth, she lies. Here’s some of what she told Entertainment Tonight.
On if she is worried about losing her kids
I’m not allowed to talk about that. That’s what I was told about that issue.
‘What do you think about this situation having escalated to that point?’ (where CPS is investigating)
The issue is that they’re in a safe zone with me. They’re protected with me. They’re in my household.
On the photo of her in bed with McDaniel
That photo, I had a company analyze that one and it’s been Photoshopped.
On her health being poor
I’m not trying to get sympathy for myself. A lot of fans have asked, do I have cancer? I don’t know? I maybe do, I don’t know. We’re going to run tests.
On her symptoms
I pretty much sleep all the time. I sleep for like 2 months at a time. That’s taking no medication. Sitting here right now, every bone in my body hurts. I have had my pain management doctor say something about maybe MS. But also when I went to the hospital we thought it was my gallbladder but it’s all right here so maybe like cysts or a tumor but we don’t know. Me as a mom, I like to take care of my kids first.
[From ET, aired 11-14-14]
So June is claiming that the TMZ photo of her in bed with McDaniel was photoshopped. What a lame excuse. June and her brother-in-law, Lee Thompson (Uncle Poodle), are going to appear on Dr. Phil today. In a preview of the show, Thompson tells Dr. Phil that June was shacked up at a motel with McDaniel at the time that picture was taken and that of course she slept with him.
On ET they also had a joint interview with June and her estranged husband, David Thompson (Sugar Bear). (They call him Sugar Bear, and I had to look up his name, which I haven’t heard until now. I refer to him here as Sugar Bear. I understand that many of you are against using affectionate names for these people, but that’s how they’re referred to in the press.) Anyway this guy started off on the wrong foot by saying that convicted child molester Mark McDaniel “hasn’t really done nothing.” Despite the double negative, Sugar Bear seemed to mean that McDaniel hadn’t done anything since he was released from prison. Then Sugar Bear said that he missed June and his daughters and wanted to reunite with June. June said that wasn’t going to happen. She also didn’t rule out letting McDaniel around her daughters again.
To Sugar Bear: ‘What is your perspective on Mark out of prison and having seen June and the girls?’
SB: I ain’t got nothing against Mark. I mean he done his time. Now he done his crime. He hasn’t really done nothing… since he’s been out I hadn’t heard of him doing nothing wrong.
To Sugar Bear: ‘Do you worry about him being around Alana?’
SB: To an extent yes I do.
To Sugar Bear: ‘How do you feel about him being around Alana?’
SB: It’s something that never should have happened. When I found out about it, it hurt me.
To June: ‘If he came around again what would you do?’
June: If he came around again, probably nothing.
To June: ‘I guess I’m just having a hard time June because as a mother I would have intense negative feelings toward someone who hurt my child.’
June: Ok, yes. There’s hurt there, there’s anger there.
To Sugar Bear: ‘Do you believe her?’
Sugar Bear. In a way, I do believe her and in another I do. When you look at this picture, it looks like they’re holding hands.
June: no we’re not.
To Sugar Bear: ‘How do you feel about it?’
Sugar Bear: It’s got me down a little bit… All I want to work on is getting June and my girls back.
‘Will you guys get back together?’
June: I don’t know, he’s been at the house since all of this has transpired and he has been staying there… as far as allowing him back into my life as a relationship, no.
[From ET, aired 11-14-14]
Of course June doesn’t want to get back with Sugar Bear, he’s a decent guy who isn’t going to hurt her kids. Remember that McDaniel is the second convicted sex offender that June has had a relationship with. She just admitted that two of her daughters were fathered by Michael Anthony Ford, who is incarcerated until 2026 for sexual exploitation of minors.
The more we hear about this story the more I want to know whether TLC completely failed to do a background check on these people or if they knew about June’s relationships with sex offenders and willingly choose to ignore this. It doesn’t seem like it would be difficult at all to hire a private investigator to make sure highly paid reality stars are on the up and up. June seems like a sociopath to me here. I just hope her kids are ok and that TLC is checking up on them.
Here’s June’s “poor me, I might have cancer” interview:
And here’s the joint interview with June and Sugar Bear:
June gives the side eye to Sugar Bear:
June Shannon: ‘Every bone in my body hurts. Do I have cancer? I don’t know’