I’m all for second chances but there are some things that just are what they are. In my book child molestation is one of them. TLC feels the same way. The network cancelled the hit reality show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo after they learned the child star’s mother is dating a man who is a registered sex offender. According to TMZ, Mama June’s current boyfriend, Mark McDaniel, was charged with aggravated child molestation back in 2004 for “forcing oral sex on an 8-year-old child.”
Mama June denied the allegations saying the photos that sparked the controversy are fake. However, the cancellation, according to a rep from TLC, is very real.
TLC has cancelled the series ‘Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’ and ended all activities around the series, effective immediately. Supporting the health and welfare of these remarkable children is our only priority. TLC is faithfully committed to the children’s ongoing comfort and well-being.”
Former fans and spectators of the show are calling for more than just the show’s cancellation. They want the children taken from Mama June and child endangerment charges filed. I won’t rush to judgment but a thorough investigation should be conducted and if these allegations are indeed true, legal action should be taken to secure the well being of the children.
What past indiscretions are forgivable and which just aren’t? Would you date someone with a checkered past?