Mama June came out at the same time her daughter Pumpkin shared her sexual orientation with the world on national TV. The social media sites are buzzing about this latest revelation of the mother and daughter outing, but not in a way that you might imagine.
Mama June escorted her daughter Pumpkin to the set of “Inside Edition” where Pumpkin had planned to reveal to the world that she is bisexual, but to Mama June’s surprise, her daughter told the world of June’s bisexual tendencies, according to “Inside Edition” on April 24.
On “Inside Edition” Mama June uses the term “I played in the minors but never went pro,” to explain that she “fooled around with three women” many years ago, but she’s never had a relationship with a woman. She said she was young and “experimented” with this. She then classified these experiences as “No big deal,” according to Hollywood Life.
Was this more of a publicity stunt on June’s part of her “coming out?” Some folks across the social media believe this could be the case. One commenter on an earlier Examiner article writes, “How trendy of her,” and yes, it is trendy isn’t it?
Some folks ask how can she say that she is a bisexual and then follow it up with it by calling this an experiment a long time ago and then saying that it was “no big deal?” Hollywood Life does say that she “considers herself to be bisexual.” You don’t have to be actively in a relationship to know your own sexual orientation.
This bisexual reveal for Mama June comes at a time that she is trying to get back together with Sugar Bear, yet another nickname for a family member. He is the father of Honey Boo-Boo. She is June’s most famous daughter, who is the star of the reality show that has made this bizarre family famous, “Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo.
This bit of news dropped on “Inside Edition” might not have been too much of a surprise to anyone vaguely familiar with the family. The social media sites picked up on June’s reveal of her sexual preference and the majority of the responses weren’t very kind. The comments didn’t seem to hone in on her sexual reveal as much as they did the family dynamics in general and their strange ways.
Some commenters online expressed their concern for Honey Boo Boo as a child in that household, according to a comment seen on the Perez Hilton website. Oldnewbie writes, “Honey Boo Boo doesn’t stand a chance at normalcy. Not that she did before but this is just one more straw, as they used to say.” Another commenter sees this reveal as a publicity stunt and not much of anything else.
Michael Malone, a Facebook user writes, “I always thought a boo boo was something your kissed and made it better now you’re telling there is a girl by that name and she has a TV show give me a break.” On Facebook Rebkah Jackson said “Thanks for the terrible mental pictures.”
Others on Facebook called the family “white trash” and “sick” and Ponda Sims said, “So tired of hearing about them.” Many just had the simple “LOL” remark to Mama June and Pumpkin’s reveal, but a good many comments suggested that people are “tired of hearing about these people.”
You would be hard pressed to find anyone saying they were surprised or even passing along kudos to the mother-daughter duo for their reveal. When the host of “Inside Edition” asked June if she was worried about “backlash” from her reveal because she lives in a part of the country where people tend to be very conservative. June said that there’s always going to be haters, so let them hate.