One of June Shannon’s daughter has taken to Instagram to verbally abuse her uncle, saying that he has blown her alleged relationship with convicted child molester Mark McDaniel completely out of proportion and is deliberately spreading nasty things around. The Insta-rant occurred on the night of Monday, October 28th.
Lauryn Shannon (a.k.a Pumpkin), went off on uncle Lee Thompson, who is portrayed on Here Comes Honey Boo Boo as Uncle Poodle, saying that she planned to side with her mother till the end, and that she did not appreciate the man doing what she viewed as spreading false information about her family and the goings-on within it. Shannon is referring to the recent rumors regarding her mother’s rumored involvement with 52-year-old McDaniel, who just recently got out of prison after serving 10 years for aggravated child molestation. The girl has stuck by her mother’s side since the very start of the scandal, with the 35-year-old herself stating that Pumpkin could serve as a witness to her claims that she has had no involvement whatsoever with McDaniel since his March 2014 release.
Thompson has since provided a responding statement, however, via an additional social media post detailing the reason he thinks the girl lashed out and attacked him for his comments. He says that she and the rest of the family is incredibly upset at what has transpired in the wake of the mother’s potential involvement with said child molester, and believes that they will calm down and see reason when the proverbial dust has settled and they begin to fully comprehend the seriousness behind everything that has gone down in the past week. He provides his opinion that the four girls will be perfectly okay once the current happenings have come to an end, and that he will continue to provide them with love and affection regardless of how they currently feel towards him and his opinion the matter.
This is not the first time that show patriarchal figure Sugar Bear’s brother has popped up in the news in the past few weeks. In mid October, the man was placed under arrest for trespassing after an incident occurred at a Georgia Wal-Mart parking lot. Shannon’s ex brother-in-law was booked at the Baldwin County Police Station on charges of said trespassing as well as vandalism, after he was spotted tearing off a vehicle decal belonging to his ex-boyfriend. The decal in question was that of a University of Georgia placard, which Thompson is said to have ripped off in aid of his current fiance. The fiance in question, however, is said to have had previously relations with the man who Thompson’s ex is currently involved with. His bail was posted at $1000, and it is not yet known who posted said amount in order for the main to be released for the custody he was being held in after the event.
It remains to be seen whether June Shannon’s daughter Lauryn will make amends with her uncle, or whether the situation will escalate to further drama. Pumpkin’s response to Lee Thompson’s latest retort has yet to be revealed.
By Rebecca Grace