Honey Boo Boo’s Family Has A Criminal Past

Thu, August 23, 2012 3:35pm EDT by 46 Comments
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The wild antics of everyone’s favorite pageant family are entertaining on the TV show ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,’ but Alana’s parents have their own family secrets! Find out what they are hiding!

Alana Thompson‘s sassy personality and crazy, self-proclaimed “redneck” lifestyle was so entertaining on Toddlers & Tiaras, the network decided to give her family their own spinoff show. But after the wildly popular premiere of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, the pageant queen’s parents’ criminal secrets are beginning to surface.

On their reality show, Honey Boo Boo, her mama June “Coupon Queen,” Shannon and dad Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson seem to enjoy a down-home lifestyle in rural Georgia, including mud-flopping and pigs’ feet-bobbing.

But the skeletons in their closet reveal a not-so-fun past, including allegations of child abuse against Alana, 6, after she was filmed dancing on top of a bar table for money.

Unpaid bills and dues also seem to be a major problem for the family, and former landlord Michael Nelson claimed the Thompsons owe him money in unpaid rent.

“I sued them in 2007 because they owed me $1,500, but I never saw the money,” Michael told Star magazine. Additional funds in unpaid child support put June behind bars in 2008, after she failed to pay the $643 she owed involving her daughter Anna, now 17.

She was locked up for four days, and faced an additional 30 days if she didn’t pay the $643 she owed, a court clerk told Star, but she paid the money and was released.

Alana’s dad “Sugar Bear” was convicted of burglary in 1994 in Hancock County, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections. Although he was paroled after 16 months, it was revoked when he was arrested again for possession of a firearm in 1998. He spent four more months in jail.

What do YOU think HollyMoms? Are you surprised about June and Mike’s criminal pasts?

– Christina Stiehl

More Honey Boo Boo news:

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  2. Honey Boo Boo’s Parents Accused Of Child Abuse
  3. Reality Star Honey Boo Boo: ‘I Hate Justin Bieber’

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Nayy2

Posted at 7:52 PM on June 4, 2014  

Who cares if Mama was arrested?? Well I don’t … Everyone makes mistakes and they learn from them…. I actually think that everyone should actually learn a thing or two from that family, that family always keeps it real and june&mike really care for their children… Big ups to June&Mike

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laura loves riad

Posted at 11:46 PM on January 6, 2014  

love this show, they’re so down* to earth n funny.. some gross things but so what.. I hope to get the seasons on DVD I would chill with them.

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TJ

Posted at 4:48 PM on March 19, 2014  

Hi Laura, I bet they know some great fishing holes, too!

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laura loves riad

Posted at 11:42 PM on January 6, 2014  

I love this show, they’re so form to earth n funny some gross things but do what.. I hope to get the sessions on DVD.

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TJ

Posted at 4:51 PM on March 19, 2014  

It is interesting to see how people live that we might never come into contact with under normal circumstances.

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Jim Lahey

Posted at 7:30 PM on November 12, 2013  

I’m having difficulty masturbating to this.

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kathi

Posted at 8:44 PM on September 11, 2013  

only god can judge…….until you walk a mile in some ones shoes shouldn’t judge……I love the show cuz I don’t judge…..maybe others should try it…….

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lauran leong

Posted at 8:08 PM on September 11, 2013  

that is so rudy to say such hatful things about people, This is a real down to earth family

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Glenn

Posted at 12:03 PM on August 1, 2013  

GOD, I HATE THIS SHOW!!! WH WANTS TO STARE AT FAT PEOPLE THE ENTIRE TIME?!! THESE ARE THE UGLIEST PEOPLE GOD EVER MADE!! AN’ PEOPLE SAY TEXANS ARE HECKS, REDNECKS, ETC, ARE UNCIVILIZED!! LOOKS LIKE PIGGIES I SHOT!!

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kathi

Posted at 8:46 PM on September 11, 2013  

wow you must be perfect……

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Damn Butt in yo face

Posted at 4:43 PM on December 26, 2013  

Shut up, let them do what they want.

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jules

Posted at 2:08 AM on August 2, 2014  

You should learn how to spell. Also all people are God’s children. Your just jealous.

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julianne

Posted at 2:26 AM on July 14, 2013  

I pooped on a turtle yesterday.

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June fan

Posted at 5:53 PM on March 5, 2013  

Everyone has their own opinions!!! I live this show.. And for people saying they can’t believe it’s still on? It’s one of the highest rated shows on tv!!

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Honey

Posted at 12:46 PM on February 13, 2013  

I think that honey boo boos mother June Shannon is a lair and that she has been using that little girl to pay her bills which is wrong. I aslo think that Honey boo boo is a child who’s out of control because of her mother. I think that June Shannon should be ashamed of herself and also in put in prison for what she’s putting that little girl threw!!!!! June Shannon makes me sick!!!!!

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shannon goodbody

Posted at 7:05 PM on February 28, 2013  

Hey Dummy….through….not threw….that’s what they do to igmoes like you….THROW them under the bus…..where would you get all the jails to hold all the Moms like June? There are lots more than not. She does not harm her kids. She sincerely loves them. They live a simple life. Shame…you are shameful where spelling is concerned….GET A DICTIONARY!!! or ask one of your abused kids or grandkids

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honey boo boo

Posted at 12:03 PM on June 11, 2013  

OMG if youre gonna offend them at least use spell check

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whatevs

Posted at 3:37 AM on September 12, 2013  

You is illiterate and stupid! (Trying to use language you understand). She way better than you at least! She is real… you just real dumb!!! Is that simple enuff for you?

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Kylee Lucas

Posted at 9:36 PM on January 26, 2014  

you know what she in not! She out’s all the money up she gets from honey boo boo in trust funds! Ur just jealous of them!

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Kris

Posted at 3:07 PM on January 29, 2014  

Can any of you people spell? LOL

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brick city

Posted at 1:37 AM on February 11, 2013  

I love the realness of the show!! Hey that’s the way they live and I respect it!! Iam glad they are being theirselves and not being Hollywood!! This is what reality tv really is!!

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Ava

Posted at 7:47 PM on January 28, 2013  

HOW STUPID… the kid doesn’t know whats going on.. its up to the parents and they are doing an awful job of making Honey Boo Boo a good impression………. No wonder there kids are all fat and stupid

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shannon goodbody

Posted at 6:52 PM on February 28, 2013  

Being “fat and stupid” doesn’t make you a bad person. Some people aren’t self righteous and priveledged like you!…..that still doesn’t give you the right to put these people down and be RUDE…..you make me sick, I hope you have a FAT daughter and son and husband and they all have to live at home cause noone wants rude fat people!!!! Look in the mirror….what do you see? an idiot looking back 4 SURE!!!

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Meggs

Posted at 11:00 PM on January 20, 2013  

I cannot believe that this show is even still on!! This family is disgusting and give southern people a bad name! I can’t even watch their ads much less the show! UGH!!!

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shannon goodbody

Posted at 7:02 PM on February 28, 2013  

Yet you looked this article up and commented…..and…..

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Honey Poo Poo

Posted at 10:48 PM on October 24, 2012  

I think the point this article is making is that they’re not fit to be parents, which we kind of already new by their exploitation of their child, basically child abuse. It’s driving the kid nuts, she looks and acts retarded. The mom is the number 1 ugliest person I’ve ever seen, honestly, and disgustingly obese, I think she’s trying to live through her child and using her to make herself feel better (in addition to for money).

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Deborah

Posted at 9:02 PM on January 20, 2013  

Agreeded!

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Deborah

Posted at 9:08 PM on January 20, 2013  

ARRRRRRRRGH!! cellphone has a mind of it’s own! *AGREED…..not “Agreeded” Good Heavens!! Wish they gave an option to edit/delete lol

 
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shannon goodbody

Posted at 6:56 PM on February 28, 2013  

I think June is a real Mom. She has troubles and doesnt hide them. No one is ugly….you are ugly by writing these comments and hiding behind the name honey poo poo. The word is “KNEW”….not “NEW”…a genius? NOT! Are you fit to be a parent? Is this what you teach your children to write about the less fortunate? To judge people on their looks? You are a peice of crap….

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shannon goodbody

Posted at 7:07 PM on February 28, 2013  

She has a boyfriend, doubt you do since you are so judgemental and hung up on beauty and body image. If you do have a mate…he won’t stay long! Lord help him if he gains weight!!!

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juneshannonisdumb

Posted at 9:43 PM on August 14, 2013  

I think you are missing the point. A bad mother lets her kids eat what ever they want when they want and do what ever they want to do with out correcting them. Look at the youngest girl she is at a high risk for juvenile diabetes because of her un healthy lifestyle. June may be a great person but she is an unfit mother for sure.

 
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Liz

Posted at 9:29 PM on October 15, 2012  

This family epitomizes white trash! I am not entertained by exploitation of a seven-year old little girl…it’s just sad and oh so wrong!

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rachele

Posted at 1:34 AM on October 3, 2012  

ppl need to back off. dig up dirt on any family in America and I can guarantee you you’ll find problems and past records, and i can promise you no one will care. it’s only new if it makes ya’ll money.. so you critics need to just realize, ppll are ppl. the past is the past. we’ve had celeberties who have done drugs, in their past, yet they a re graciously loved today.. just becasue there is a chance to screw with someone, find problems from the past, doesnt make them bad ppl. it make you all money and sites and magazines such like yourself. so forget about and report about things that are actually important..

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GMC

Posted at 9:00 PM on September 30, 2012  

so what about their past !!!! Whats in your closet ?

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Deborah

Posted at 9:03 PM on January 20, 2013  

EVERYTHING in their past is relevant due to the fact that they have MINORS in the home!

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shannon goodbody

Posted at 6:59 PM on February 28, 2013  

So did Bill and Hillary Clinton….your point. People learn from mistakes. Nothing wrong with learning and trying to improve. Child protection services were at the home and the kids were fine. Have they been to your home yet?

 
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nonya

Posted at 11:37 AM on September 27, 2012  

I think everyone makes mistakes and everyone has a past. So what? Oooo they dug up old dirt on this family making it big. No shocker there, but really, who cares?

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Loo

Posted at 11:33 AM on August 24, 2012  

Like watching a car crash, you want to turn away, but you just can’t.

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me

Posted at 1:41 AM on August 24, 2012  

love me some honey boo boo

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Faith

Posted at 8:49 PM on August 23, 2012  

Not surprised, but what I am surprised about is how that child hasn’t been taken away from those criminal “parents”

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Deborah

Posted at 9:03 PM on January 20, 2013  

Agreed! I cannot figure it out. ANYONE else, they would be investigated on a weekly basis!

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Love Honey Boo Boo

Posted at 11:08 AM on September 17, 2013  

On the basis of what? I see a home full of love, and laughter. You think she should be put in some “foster home” and separated from her family? How sad and judgemental. You are the reason people can’t be real. You need to look up the word Grace! Good luck to you.

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Wendi

Posted at 4:32 PM on August 23, 2012  

TLC should do a better job. No one is really interested in trailer park trash making money off of child exploitation. You think TLC would have learned after the horrible Gosselin fiasco!

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shannon goodbody

Posted at 7:01 PM on February 28, 2013  

Sounds like you watched both programs….

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lol.........

Posted at 3:48 PM on August 23, 2012  

not interested………!!!!!!!!!!!

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rachele

Posted at 1:36 AM on October 3, 2012  

if you’re no interested. why did u comment?

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