Put away the roadkill and wrap up the pigs feet — everyone’s favorite backwoods child pageant star Honey Boo Boo’s mom has a bit of a checkered past, y’all! Also, her first name isn’t “Mama” — who knew?
This mug shot photo comes from the Honey Boo-Boo matriarch June Shannon’s 2008 arrest for contempt of court and theft, a charge which, according to Starcasm, could to be tied to stolen child support payments.
June’s been the topic of controversy before, especially for her use of “go-go juice” — a mix of Red Bull and Mountain Dew — a concoction she’s been known to give 6-year-old Honey Boo Boo before a pageant. When she and Honey Boo Boo appeared on Toddlers & Tiaras, June defended the practice, saying "A lot of moms say, 'Oh, you're doping up your child.' No I'm not. I'm not hurting her." Judge for yourself in the video below!
June, her husband Sugar Bear, and the rest of their brood — including sisters "Pumpkin," "Chubbs," and "Chickadee" — are currently the stars of the TLC series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
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