Honey Boo Boo Family Fathers: Convicted Felons

Wed, August 29, 2012 3:48pm EDT by 56 Comments 18,094 Article Views
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Honey Boo Boo’s family may bring big laughs and ratings on their reality show, but the family’s shady past — including four kids by four different criminal fathers — is no laughing matter.

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo has made America laugh (and cringe) since it premiered on Aug. 8, but the reality behind the reality show’s zany family is quite shocking.

Alana Thompson, aka Honey Boo Boo, was a breakout star during her segment on TLC’s Toddlers & Tiaras. But it was Mama June Shannon, the family’s matriarch, who is in the spotlight after their spinoff reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo has aired.

Honey Boo Boo lives with June and her dad, David Michael “Sugar Bear” Thompson, who are not married. Alana’s four sisters actually all have different fathers, two of whom are convicted criminals.

The oldest sister, Anna “Chickadee” Shannon, 17, was fathered by a man named David Dunn, 37, who didn’t even know he had a kid until June took him to court when their daughter was 4 years old!

He went to prison for stealing a handgun in 1995, and again in 1998 for stealing several cartons of cigarettes, according to the National Enquirer.

“They wanted me to sign away my rights to Anna, but I refused,” he told the magazine. “June won’t let me see her.”

15-year-old Jessica “Chubs” Shannon‘s dad is Anthony Michael Ford, 35, who is a registered sex offender in Georgia, and served more than two years in prison in 2005 for sexually exploiting a child, but he too claims that Mama June won’t let him see his daughter.

To add to the confusion, no one is really sure who 12-year-old Lauryn’s father is. “I don’t think June even knows who it is,” a source told the magazine.

Even Sugar Bear has a criminal record. He was sentenced to five years for robbing a series of hunting camps, according to the National Enquirer, and June spent some time in the slammer for passing bad checks and stealing money from McDonald’s when she was an employee.

What a dysfunctional family! There’s more than we see on TV. What do YOU think HollyMoms?

– Christina Stiehl

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Melinda

Posted at 5:24 AM on August 5, 2014  

I’m so sick of everyone bashing the show!! Shame on the people pointing fingers and Bringing up June’s past !!!!!! Who business is it of ANYONE’S to judge her !! She is a WONDERFUL MOTHER AND SUGAR BEAR IS A GREAT FATHER !! EVERYBODY HAS @ one point in time made bad choices!! GA is very country is that so bad?? At least there not on a corner selling DRUGS, AND 100% ARE A TRUE FAMILY they love one another and will be there for ea other. Yes their rude, loud,and crazy.If you don’t like the show TURN IT!! AND STOP digging up the bad in someone’s past Geezzz if you can’t say something Nice shut the Hek up…

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A.J

Posted at 8:49 PM on April 4, 2014  

Dawn, so you are perfect in every way.!!!?? if they did a TV show about you and yours, there would be nothing hiding in your closet that you would be happier if the wold did not know about.!!!!!! ? I don’t think so.. how many of us have things in are lives that we are ashamed of and would change if we could. get over yourself fool..!!!!!!

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dawn

Posted at 3:42 AM on March 28, 2014  

I liked the show until I read how disfunctional they are. I thought it was fake. I really feel bad for how the children are raised with no morals and bad influences from All the fathers and June.

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A.J

Posted at 4:56 AM on February 5, 2014  

Shay, nice one.!!!!

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A.J

Posted at 4:53 AM on February 5, 2014  

Katy, ‘you need help with your sick and twisted mind..!!!!!! At least with Junes family ”WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET.. Katy, I bet you have no friends that trust you.!!!!!!

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Shay

Posted at 1:13 AM on February 5, 2014  

It’s funny how y’all sit here and judge these people and y’all are probably doing worse things than them.

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Katie

Posted at 12:37 AM on February 1, 2014  

Am I the only one that thinks that the new baby looks like sugar bear? Is that not creepy???

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A.J

Posted at 9:58 PM on January 30, 2014  

If you do not like it, stop watching it, you thick-twats. I bet you are ugly, in fact I am shore you are.!!! You sound ugly.!! why don’t you get A life…!!! ‘He-She who is without sin cast the first stone…. This note go’s out to….. You know who you are.. Ralf… Julie… Vikki…..Val…. Betania what sort of stupid name is that. LOL. It seems to me that you are A bunch of small minded bigots… I can only wonder what people say about you and yours..!!!!!!!

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Ralph

Posted at 2:01 AM on August 6, 2013  

Nasty Bear, Maggots & Fork Lift toes, Ms Piggy ( Alana), and the rest of the crew are plain out of a barn. Anna Nicole was seriously ugly. But NOT nasty. the grizzly family looks like Burritos on Steroids. When the showing the bikini edition? Bet old cuckolds will buy it. So they can retire. And Maggots momma can amputate those toes.

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Julie

Posted at 4:09 AM on July 30, 2013  

the 2013 version of the Beverly Hill billys

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Betania Martine

Posted at 10:36 AM on July 18, 2013  

I love the show because we get to see that not only African American and Hispanics are ghetto and trashy like so many people seem to think. Moving to GA from California has showed me that there are some real ghetto white trash out there and the show depicts it. Thanks TLC for letting us peak into the home of the trashy

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gg

Posted at 1:25 PM on April 4, 2014  

Thanks for perpetuating a horrible stereotype, bigot.

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Irena G. Flores

Posted at 1:30 PM on May 9, 2013  

Consiguete una vida!!

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kelli glover

Posted at 9:21 PM on February 22, 2013  

The bottom line is this: you have the choice to watch the show or not. If you don’t like it, don’t watch it. Most TV is trash. What do you care what people watch? They do family activities, eat together and clearly care about each other. Unless you are perfect, you have no business judging other people. No ifs. NO ands. No buts.

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manifestingmetanoia

Posted at 10:00 AM on February 2, 2013  

You mean to tell me that 5 men actually slept with that thing?

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Mary

Posted at 7:15 PM on July 25, 2013  

Why..are you mad you can’t fine five guys

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Julie

Posted at 4:06 AM on July 30, 2013  

men say that all cats are gray in the dark.

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Vikki

Posted at 9:03 PM on September 11, 2013  

This Family makes all people from the South sound and act like idiots. They “maybe” the typical redneck family, but their actions go farther than any I have ever seen. There is nothing wrong with being thrifty,but when you have friends call you up and say they just saw fresh roadkill on the highway and they rush out to get it and take it home to cook, is so disturbing to me. They go dumpster diving to get items out of it and actually use them or wear them. I understand that many, many years ago family’s had to rely on trapping and hunting in order to feed their families.They are always sneezing,burping and farting in front of the camera like they are proud of it. They love to pull up their shirts and show their belly’s. I am a small woman, but still would not let my friends see mine, must less the whole world, I am still trying to figure out how she had 4 different men sleep with her! I just hope people don’t think all of us from the South are anything like that. And in the words of Mama June,”It is what it is”!

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Betty

Posted at 9:28 PM on January 13, 2013  

I LOVE this family! They are different from a lot of families but no family is the same. I think they are real and they enjoy each other and make the most of what they have. Anyone on here judging them are obviously uptight, stuck up jerks!

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Kaylah

Posted at 12:46 PM on August 1, 2013  

AMEN, BETTY!

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Margo

Posted at 8:54 PM on January 6, 2013  

All of the people commenting on these folks really need to learn spelling and correct verbage and syntax. Sadly, this is the educational background of many of today’s people that clearly have too much time on THEIR hands when THEY’RE on THEIR computer. Clean up your own act before you start in on other people.

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Betty

Posted at 9:14 PM on January 13, 2013  

Agree!

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Julie

Posted at 4:08 AM on July 30, 2013  

Margo, the word is verbiage; and you used it incorrectly in the syntax of your sentence.

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Val

Posted at 9:56 AM on October 21, 2012  

Um… Moron. They have said on a couple of episode now that they drive around and scrape dead f-ing animals off the side of the road. Then they take them home, grind them up and eat them. Your sure as hell right I’ve never been to dinner with them…… I almost vomited. Anyone disgusting enough to feed there children road kill has something wrong with. Needs there kids taken away and there reproductive organs ripped from there body. America cannot afford to breed anymore of these people.

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Betty

Posted at 9:16 PM on January 13, 2013  

I’ve NEVER seen that on ANY of the episodes so why dont YOU get YOUR facts straight! You just want to judge this family and your is probably worse!

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Vikki

Posted at 9:10 PM on September 11, 2013  

Betty, you need to get your facts straight, Val is right about them eating roadkill. It has happened several times. 1 was a hog and just recently they had a raccoon to with it’s feet still attached to it. i’m sorry but that is just discussing.

 
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Jason

Posted at 2:54 PM on October 15, 2012  

56% of the people polled said they enjoy watching ‘here comes honey boo boo’ … So apparently the majority of the people who frequent hollywood life are idiots … nothing surprising there.

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What a joke

Posted at 8:10 PM on October 1, 2012  

It really funny to me how people act like they know someone just by watching them on TV.Guess what people TV can flip things to make them seem different then they really are.Not everything you see on TV is real and unless you have been to dinner with those people you have no clue who they are or how nice they are or even what kind of parents they are.You see what someone who is filming wants you to see and they don’t tape what they don’t want you to see.They don’t tell you what they don’t want you know either.

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HeinousWebsite

Posted at 10:15 PM on October 23, 2012  

That is true. But this family is beyond screwed up to the point where they could direct the whole show themselves and it wouldn’t change a thing. Unsettling.

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Jareca Jones

Posted at 9:17 PM on September 6, 2012  

Umm why do any of you have the right to judge the way this family lives! It is rude to say they are Fat, Rednecks and are a disgrace to the state of Georgia! Its rude.

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A Sane Person

Posted at 1:14 AM on September 21, 2012  

Who are you to judge the other commenters as rude people?? You don’t got no right to judge!

Seriously, though, what is rude is parading trash like this around on TV, generating a false impression that families like this are a normal occurrence or even something to be praised. The reality is that most of the people in the US watching this show are just gawkers watching this slow train wreck take it’s course and being glad for the fact that they are at least not as dumb and repulsive as Thumbface and her stoopid husband. These people are absolutely disgusting, and I hope no-one will see them and think that they are an honest representation of Georgia or the US.

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Kerry

Posted at 5:40 PM on February 15, 2014  

Man this makes me mad! Believe it or not a lot of people live like they do! They don’t care about misc crap!! Unless they are hurting anyone they are just as much part of human race as u are! To say that they are a disgrace is very very sad! You’re judging just like a bully does! Never judge a book by its cover or how it is portrayed in a tv show!

 
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Nasty People

Posted at 10:20 PM on January 2, 2013  

Their fat rednecks…its not a lie. Are you going to say the mom is a gorgeous supermodel. I’m sure as heck not because it would be a straight up lie. Read Val’s comment and get a feel for what these freaks do for dinner. Bleck!

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Boo Boo the Hutt

Posted at 5:22 PM on September 1, 2012  

So marriage is reserved as the sacred union of heterosexuals?

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Melia

Posted at 3:45 AM on August 31, 2012  

They are kind people, sweet people without pretension and yes, they’ve made mistakes and paid for them. Obviously their charm and humor win over everyone. Find me a celebrity who doesn’t have a skeleton in their closet! You CAN’T find a tv or movie star that hasn’t done drugs, stolen something, or engaged in a criminal matter. I don’t CARE if every kid has a different father, obviously, June has sense in that she doesn’t let her kids around registered sex offenders. I like this family. Hush up and enjoy the show.

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Boo Boo the Hutt

Posted at 5:20 PM on September 1, 2012  

Oh shut up.

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cutterbutter85

Posted at 11:44 PM on September 1, 2012  

You have got to be kidding me!!! There are plenty of celebrates that don’t have a criminal past or done drugs or stolen something!!!! This family is a joke!!!!!! I refuse to watch this show cause I don’t want to drop any IQ points which apparently you don’t have much of!!!!

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What a joke

Posted at 8:03 PM on October 1, 2012  

That’s funny since Jessica’s dad is one

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Betty

Posted at 9:19 PM on January 13, 2013  

WOW! I could not of said this any better! THANK YOU!!!! People on here are ridiculous!

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dale

Posted at 5:42 AM on November 29, 2013  

your pretensious, the fathers should be able to see their kids misakes aside

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Stacy Cook-Cooper

Posted at 2:21 AM on August 30, 2012  

This show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” is a disgrace to the state of Georgia!!!! There is more to our state than people who don’t know how to display themselves on National TV. I have been a resident of GA most of my life. I was born to a prominent family, I have a High School Education, I am presently enrolled in college, but also I published my 1st book last year entitled The Blue Rose That Lives Within!!! I along with several other people from around the state of GA would agree, this show is an insult because it portrays the people of GA as poor, uneducated rednecks, and actually the State Of GA is not all about that at all. We might all carry a ‘Red Vein”, but we also have manners, family values, belief in God, respect for ourselves, educations, and several other criteria’s that are not offensive to ourselves or the state as a whole.
So please, as the old saying goes…don’t judge a book by the cover, just because one “family” doesn’t show respect for themselves, doesn’t mean everyone from GA falls into this category, I just think this show should be cancelled as the message being sent is not deemed appropriate for National Television.

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Eolafan

Posted at 7:56 PM on September 5, 2012  

The state of Georgia is one big disgrace and these fat pig criminals are just more proof of that!

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Tara

Posted at 7:35 PM on September 20, 2012  

I think Honey Boo Boo is a great show, I am educated and a professional but I think its great that this family gets along and loves each other who cares what they look like they are being judged because of the way they look but guess what they are comfortable in there own skin. This is not a reflection of the entire state and so what if it is, what are they really doing wrong? They are being judged for being true to themselves and loving life. Get over it!

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Nasty People

Posted at 10:31 PM on January 2, 2013  

This has to be fake. Their being judged as criminals (disgusting people in general) for their background and how the act on television. Also, she doesn’t know who the father of her own daughter is! What kind of mother is that!

 
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Kerry

Posted at 5:45 PM on February 15, 2014  

Well said!

 
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Mary

Posted at 7:23 PM on July 25, 2013  

Turn your TV off…Stay off your computer/cell phone -Lock your doors-Get in your bed-cover your head-and live in your world—Everything in this world is Crazy–DEAL WITH IT….

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Mary

Posted at 7:44 PM on July 25, 2013  

.JUST DON’T WATCH—THERE ARE TRASH ON THE TV EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK.. BLAST SOME OF THOSE SHOWS…SEX/DRUGS/WIFE BEATER/KILLER AND WORSE THINGS… THIS IS A TV SHOW …PLEASE GET A GRIP ON LIFE….LAUGH OK…WOW

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Vikki

Posted at 9:22 PM on September 11, 2013  

Totally agree with you,Stacy!!!

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Vikki

Posted at 9:23 PM on September 11, 2013  

Totally agree with you,Stacy!!

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Kerry

Posted at 5:56 PM on February 15, 2014  

Blah blah blah! I really hope u don’t watch tv then cause there are a lot of inappropriate things on it, which by the way are worse the the honey boo boo show! They are loving life! Leave them alone!

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Sini

Posted at 8:18 PM on August 29, 2012  

Why did they get a TV show? I guess proper background checks were not done. Sad very sad to encourage this trashy family behaviors and paying them for acting irresponsible!

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Lizie

Posted at 7:54 PM on July 17, 2013  

You are truly SAD!!

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Debi

Posted at 8:16 PM on August 29, 2012  

This show is disgusting…They are such fat disgusting people. They spend thousands on dresses for the pagents but cannot feed their family properly. Their house is run down and disgusting..

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Tara

Posted at 7:39 PM on September 20, 2012  

Hello have you seen there storage room? She over buys, apparently if there fat they must be eating something. Who are we to judge what food they eat, I’m sorry when was the last time you were there for dinner!

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Nasty People

Posted at 10:28 PM on January 2, 2013  

I don’t need to go! Have you seen what these people look like! It’s like watching hippo on television boast about her overweight hideous daughter walk around stage like chicken with its head cut off. DISGUSTING. ‘Nuff said.

 
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Mary

Posted at 7:26 PM on July 25, 2013  

WOW- YOU ARE THE JUDGE AND JURY OF TV…DON’T WATCH THE SHOW..

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