Away from reality? Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson and his family knew how to stir controversy over their previous show, Here comes the honey Boo Boo.
The reality series ran on TLC from 2012 to 2014. The family first became famous after Thompson appeared as a beauty contest contestant on Small children and tiaras before landing on your own show.
The network canceled Here comes the honey Boo Boo in October 2014 after a report that Thompson’s mother, June “Mother June” Shannon, was dating a registered sex offender. “TLC canceled the series Here comes the honey Boo Boo and has concluded all activities around the series, effective immediately, “the network said Us Weekly in a press release of the time. “Supporting the health and well-being of these extraordinary children is our only priority. TLC is faithfully committed to the continued comfort and well-being of children. “
The family returned to reality TV in February 2017 on the WE TV series Mom June: from not to hot. Shannon faced legal troubles in March 2019 when she was arrested and charged with possession of controlled substances and drug paraphernalia. He avoided jail and agreed to complete 100 hours of community service.
Ahead of his 16th birthday, Thompson posed for a photo shoot with Teen Vogue and reflected on her former status as a child star. “They are two completely different people,” he said in August 2021 of his past persona and his present self. “I would say that I like this Alana now, rather than the younger Alana.”
The TV personality insisted that she “didn’t care” if the world accepted her more mature side as she continued to grow. “I guess people still expect me to be little Honey Boo Boo, and I’m not anymore,” he explained. “Just because I come from the south, people expect me to be all rural, always on the road on four wheels, but that’s not quite the case. … As long as I like myself, I’m fine. “
Celebrity at a young age impacted Thompson’s life for years to come. “To be honest, I don’t have many friends. Absolutely, “she told the outlet.” Because I feel like people are like, ‘Oh, my God, I’m friends with Honey Boo Boo.’ I don’t trust anyone, so I have no friends. “
The Small children and tiaras alum was also reintroduced at that time. “My mom didn’t call me Honey Boo Boo,” she said. “My name is Alana”.
Scroll through the gallery below to see where the stars of Here comes the honey Boo Boo I am now.