Far from reality? Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson and his family was able to stir up controversy over their old show, Here is the honey Boo Boo.
The reality TV series aired on TLC from 2012 to 2014. The family first rose to prominence after Thompson appeared as a contestant in a beauty pageant on Toddlers and tiaras before landing their own show.
The canceled network Here is the honey Boo Boo in October 2014 after a report that Thompson’s mother, June “Mom June” Shannon, was dating a registered sex offender. “TLC canceled the series Here is the honey Boo Boo and ended all activities around the series, with immediate effect, ”said the network Us weekly in a statement at the time. “Supporting the health and well-being of these remarkable children is our only priority. TLC is faithfully committed to ensuring the continued comfort and well-being of children.
The family returned to reality TV in February 2017 in the WE TV series Mama June: from not to hot. Shannon faced legal problems in March 2019 when she was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. She avoided jail and agreed to do 100 hours of community service.
Ahead of her 16th birthday, Thompson posed for a photoshoot with Vogue teens and reflected on his former status as a child star. “They are two completely different people,” she said in August 2021 of her past personality and her current self. “I would say I love this Alana now, rather than young Alana.”
The TV personality insisted she “didn’t care” if the world accepted her more mature appearance as she continued to grow taller. “I guess people still expect me to be little Honey Boo Boo, and I’m not anymore,” she explained. “Just because I’m from the South, people expect me to be a hard worker, to drive four wheels all the time, but it’s not really like that. … As long as I love myself, I’m fine.
Fame at a young age impacted Thompson’s life for years to come. “To be honest, I don’t have a lot of friends. At all, ”she told the point of sale. “Because I feel like people are like, ‘Oh, my God, I’m friends with Honey Boo Boo. I don’t really trust anyone, so I don’t have any friends.
the Toddlers and tiaras alum was reintroduced at the time as well. “My mom didn’t name me Honey Boo Boo,” she said. “My name is Alana.”
Scroll through the gallery below to see where the stars from Here is the honey Boo Boo are now.