Honey Boo Boo’s Parents Accused Of Child Abuse

Thu, August 16, 2012 12:28pm EDT by 82 Comments
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The parents of Alana Thompson, star of ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,’ are facing accusations of child abuse for feeding their daughter ‘Go Go Juice’ and roadkill!

The parents of Alana ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Thompson, Mike ‘Sugar Bear’ Thompson and June Shannon, who first made a splash on TLC’s reality show Toddlers & Tiara’s, were visited unexpectedly by authorities over concerns of child abuse!

The Georgia Division of Family and Children Services visited the Thompson family, who reside in the rural town of McIntyre, Georgia, unannounced in March.

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The family was questioned on their outlandish parenting behaviors that were featured on Toddlers & Tiaras, including giving their 6-year-old daughter a caffeinated cocktail of Red Bull and Mountain Dew called Go Go Juice, and serving her roadkill for dinner, according to the National Enquirer.

Authorities “found reason to bring the case to court,” but a “court-appointed attorney” for June Shannon, the family’s matriarch, convinced the judge to throw the case out, a source told the magazine.

On top of the much-publicized Go Go Juice, authorities visited the Thompsons after viewing an online video that showed Alana dancing for dollars in a bar. The video was not filmed by the network, but can still be found on YouTube, showed Alana dancing atop of table in a darkened room with lights flashing around her.

Mom June defended her daughter, claiming her daughter had been dancing in a college bar, not a “sleazy one.”

The family proudly displays their self-proclaimed “redneck” behavior on their new spinoff, Here Comes Honey Boo Booincluding going mud belly flop diving and adopting a pet pig named Glitzy.

Check out a clip from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo below.

Do YOU think Alana’s parents should be investigated for child abuse HollyMoms?

— Christina Stiehl

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