“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” star “Mama” June Shannon is doubling down on her issues with TLC for failing to cancel “19 Kids and Counting” after the religious family was struck by a sexual assault scandal last month.
While TLC has made no decision about the future of “19 Kids,” Shannon claimed the network canceled “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” seven hours after allegations arose that Shannon was dating a convicted child molester. She has denied being in a relationship with the man, and still denies it.
“I do think it’s a double standard,” Shannon told TheWrap. “They’re kind of like backing them. They have a lot of high exec people hanging out with them.”
Josh, the eldest of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar’s children on TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” has admitted to fondling five underage girls, including four of his own sisters, when he was a young teen. He has since resigned from his position with the Family Research Council.
Three weeks after the information first became public, TLC has not made an official decision about the future of the show aside from yanking all currently airing episodes from the air.
Shannon said that based on her own experience, she suspects that TLC execs have been coaching the Duggars in all of their public appearances, including the interview Fox News’ Megyn Kelly broadcast with Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar as well as daughters Jill Dillard and Jessa Seewald.
Source: TheWrap |