Here Comes Honey Boo Boo's Mama June Shannon is railing against TLC, her former employer, calling them hypocrites for failing to pull 19 Kids and Counting off the air after one of the show's stars, Josh Duggar, admitted to molesting five young girls in 2002.
TLC canceled Shannon's show in October following a report that she was dating a convicted child molester. On Thursday, Josh Duggar, the eldest of Jim Bob and Michelle Dugger's titular 19 children, admitted to having fondled five young girls, reportedly including his own younger sisters, when he was a teenager. That night, TLC aired a marathon of the show. And the network has another marathon planned for today.
But I wasn't dating one and no they r going to not cancel them it's f****ed up @TLC
— Mama June (@MamaJune_BooBoo) May 22, 2015
Mama June pushed her point harder speaking to TMZ, saying that while Mark McDaniel, her ex who'd been convicted of molesting June's oldest daughter Anna when she was 8, Duggar was featured prominently on 19 Kids and Counting.
"I read that the Duggar family said, this happening with their son brought them closer to God and each other," Mama June said. "So they're saying it's ok to have family touch time? Hell no."
Further, June threatened to sue TLC for "blatantly unfair and inconsistent treatment."
In a statement Thursday, Josh, 27, claimed he'd "acted inexcusably" during the incidents when he was a teen. Duggar has also resigned from his position at the right-wing Family Research Council where it was his job to argue that LGBT people are harmful to children. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and Josh's wife Anna also released statements in which they reaffirmed their support for Josh.
The rest of the Duggar family, including the sisters he allegedly abused, have remained silent on the matter.