Mama June Shannon is not up for the “Mother of the Year” award. That is especially true since the star of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” came clean about her relationships with sex offenders. Yes, there has been more than one relationship with with convicted sex offenders. According to a Thursday, Nov. 13 report by Fox 2, Mama June has had at least two relationships with two different registered sex offenders.
Mama June confessed that Pumpkin and Chickadee have the same father. His name is Michael Anthony Ford. Pumpkin grew up believing that her father was the man who molested her sister, Chickadee. Ford is a convicted sex offender. He served time for the sexual exploitation of minors. Ford also has experience on reality television as well. He was caught in 2005 on the hit show “To Catch a Predator.”
The matriarch of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” has also had a relationship with another sex offender. That convicted sex offender is Mark Anthony McDaniel. He was convicted of abbreviated child molestation in 2004. He served 10 years in prison and is now a registered sex offender.
Mama June’s relationship with McDaniel is quite complicated. She had told her daughter, Pumpkin, that he was her father. The girl grew up believing that was true.
Mama June was lying. Mark Anthony McDaniel is not Pumpkin’s father. She has the same father as Chickadee. Instead of having three fathers for her three daughters, Mama June now has two fathers for her three daughters.
Mark Anthony McDaniel molested Chickadee. This happened when she was eight. Mama June admits that she believes “that something happened” between McDaniel and Chickadee.
Despite the fact that she believes Mark Anthony McDaniel molested her oldest daughter, she continued with her lie that he was Pumpkin’s father. Pumpkin grew up believing that her father had molested her sister.
There is no way of knowing how Chickadee and Pumpkin have been impacted by Mama June choosing child molesters to be in her children’s lives and picking a child molester as the baby daddy to one daughter. Thinking that the man who molested you is your sister’s father has probably caused Chickadee a lot of pain and suffering. Growing up believing a child molester is your father and knowing he molested your older sister must have been horrible for Pumpkin.
Mama June doesn’t want to talk about McDaniel molesting Chickadee. She has told Chickadee that she doesn’t want her to bring up the past. Mama June said that bringing up the past would be “hard for me.”
It must be hard for Mama June. Having a child molester molest your child is not easy. Picking another child molester as your fake baby daddy must have been a hard choice for her. Letting her daughter believe that a convicted child molester is her father is also not an easy thing to do. Of course, no matter hard it has been on Mama June, it probably doesn’t compare to the hardships her daughters have faced because she got involved with child molesters and lied about one of her daughter’s father for years.
The lies, child molesters and fake baby daddy has taken its toll on the entire family. Not only are they living with what Mama June has done, they have lost a major income source. TLC has canceled “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” because of the situation.