After her appearance on Toddlers In Tiaras, Honey Boo Boo shot to international fame. Sensing that there may be some money in the popular Honey Boo Boo, television studios decided to give her a show. This show followed her and her family around, allowing the general public to see behind the curtain...
We wanted to take a look at some of the things that people seem to ignore about Honey Boo Boo and her extended family. Not that anybody should be allowed to judge them, but this is hardly a family that has everything sorted! People may find them entertaining, but it doesn't change the fact that there's some unpleasant stuff going on behind the scenes.
So, if everyone is ready to take a look at the things about Honey Boo Boo and her family that the world seems to be ignoring, we think it's about time that we got straight to it! Be careful, this may ruin any enjoyment found from watching this family from now on...
20 Mama June Has Terrible Taste In Men
Anyone that followed the show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo will know that it was abruptly pulled from the air.
For those who don't know why it was revealed that Mama June's new boyfriend had previously been convicted of behavior towards one of her own children...
19 The Go-Go Juice
It's amazing to think how much the general public is willing to ignore if it means they can get some easy entertainment.
Nobody is denying that it is entertaining to fill a child full of sugar and watch them wig out, we're just saying that it shouldn't be done on a moral level.
18 Honey Boo Boo Was Seen At A Bar
Season One of Honey Boo Boo's show nearly come to an abrupt end a lot earlier than it did do! People were surprised to see Honey Boo Boo dancing at a bar for money when she was just six years old in a video that emerged on the internet.
Child Services were called but in the end, they dropped the case.
17 Sugar Bear Has A Worrying Past
We would've assumed that somebody with the name Sugar Bear was probably a lovely person, but apparently that isn't true.
The man actually spent five whole years in prison after he was convicted of theft and setting a man on fire! That is quite some skeleton in his closet...
16 Honey Boo Boo Can't Sell Girl Scouts Cookies
It's a generally accepted fact that some people will be willing to use their fame and fortune to get ahead in life.
Sadly, Honey Boo Boo found that it doesn't always work when she was forbidden from selling Girl Scout Cookies once it was found out that she was asking her many fans to bump her numbers by buying her cookies.
15 Mama June Is Legally Blind
While she only made general nudges towards it throughout Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Mama June officially stated that she was legally blind.
After contracting cataracts as a child that weren't treated, she grew up with a lack of sight that prevents her from driving as an adult.
14 Chickadee Sued Mama June
The show wasn't all about Honey Boo Boo, with many people tuning in to take part in the family drama. Chickadee famously said that she would only move back into the home and star on the show if she was offered a lot of money.
The money never appeared so Chickadee sued her own mother for $300,000.
13 Mama June Even Abandoned A Young Chickadee!
We can see why Chickadee never got on with her family, especially Mama June.
Not only did Mama June date someone convicted of odd behavior with Chickadee, but she even abandoned her years ago so that she could run off with the man she claimed to love...
12 The Family Got $50,000 An Episode
Look, we know that they have had their fair share of bad press ever since they chose to allow cameras into their lives, but we think we could deal with that for $50,000 an episode!
Choosing who should get the most of the cash must have been a difficult conversation...
11 They Threatened The Kardashians
The Kardashians are one of the most famous families on the planet. So, when they saw that the Honey Boo Boo family were starting to gain more traction, they were worried that they may start to take some of their audience.
Their worries were unfounded in the end, but it just goes to show how big Honey Boo Boo got!
10 Adam Levine Isn't A Fan
Everyone has strong opinions about Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, but Adam Levine came out swinging when he described the show as being a sign of the decline of Western Civilization.
A bit rich from a man who worked on a show like The Voice...
9 Their Diet Is Terrible
It should be pretty obvious to anyone that has spent even a small amount of time watching Here Comes Honey Boo Boo that this is not a healthy family.
It has been noted that Alana would regularly eat cheese puffs for breakfast and boast about how her family would cook and eat animals they find on the road...
8 Her Money Is Still In A Trust Fund
When we think of trust fund babies, Honey Boo Boo isn't the sort of person that comes to our mind, and yet almost all of the money she has made is waiting for her in a trust fund.
She will be able to get her hands on her riches once she hits twenty-one years old.
7 She Doesn't Dream Big...
We all had our dream jobs when we were younger, but we hope that everyone reading this had bigger dreams than Honey Boo Boo!
Sure, she wanted to be a manicurist and hairdresser, but at the top of the list was working at McDonald's... Dream bigger Honey Boo Boo!
6 Moving Up Was A Mistake
When people start to make money, others will be coming to them with a lot of different ideas on how they can keep making more of it.
Sadly, somebody came to Honey Boo Boo and told her family that they should be making a rap song. Yes, that exists, and no, people shouldn't look it up.
5 Mama June Has Done Time In Prison
It may have only been for missed child support, it's still impressive that pretty much everyone in this show has somehow managed to end up in prison.
She didn't set someone on fire, but she still managed to end up behind bars. That's not what happens to most people in the States!
4 Pumpkin Almost Went Blind
Yes, that's right, Pumpkin nearly took after Mama June. When she was much younger, during the filming of the second season, Sugar Bear threw her the keys. They missed her hand and hit her in the eye.
She was then rushed to the hospital where the family was informed she was lucky not to lose her sight.
3 All The Daughters Have Different Dads
We've already spoken about Mama June and her inability to pick a proper man, so it should come as no surprise that each one of her children comes from a different dad.
These aren't the sort of people that are likely to stick around once a baby is expected...
2 Caleb Can't Have His Child
Chickadee was seeing a man named Caleb while in High School and it's possible that her child Kaitlyn is his. She can't be sure who the father of the child is, and he refused to take part in the show as he felt that the whole thing was a circus.
He attempted to get custody of what he believed to be his child just to get her away from Chickadee's family...
1 Honey Boo Boo Isn't The Only Beauty Queen Of The Family
Anyone that has been following the family ever since Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was taken off the air will know that Mama June has managed to lost a lot of pounds.
She has managed to drop around 300 Ibs. She has now started to make her way into the world of adult pageants.