TLC has canceled its hugely popular reality show "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" after a rumor surfaced on TMZ that June Shannon is romantically involved with a registered sex offender. The details are fairly stomach-turning, but if you want to read more, here's the report at TMZ.
Despite claims that the two haven't dated in a decade, execs at TLC were concerned enough to cancel the series. They issued the following statement:
"TLC has canceled 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."
Shannon posted a video to Facebook about the matter, even though "TLC has kinda told us to be hush hush." She said, "Just got a phone call this morning from TLC and, as of right now there will be no more production of the show... These statements of me dating a sex offender is totally untrue. I would not ever ever every put my kids in danger. I love my kids too much. That is my past. I have not seen that person in 10 years and I don't seem to want to see that person."
The network stated on Thursday that they were "not currently in production" on the show, but The Hollywood Reporter indicates that some episodes were already shot. Either way, the reign of "Honey Boo Boo" is over.
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