'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' Canceled: Mama June's Daughter Chickadee Feels 'Betrayed' Over Sex Offender Relationship
Anna Marie "Chickadee" Cardwell is distraught over her mother's relationship with the man who molested her when she was only eight.
"It gives me a lot of emotions," the 20-year-old told Entertainment Tonight in a new interview. "I'm mad. I'm upset. I feel betrayed. I feel very hurt. That's the main thing that I am - I feel very hurt that Mama let him come around."
News broke last week that the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo reality star was secretly dating her ex-boyfriend Mark McDaniel, who was convicted for child molestation in 2004. The 53-year-old, who served 10 years in prison, is now on Georgia's list of registered sex offenders. Several new photos show Mama June and McDaniel hanging out together. Honey Boo Boo, 9, is even seen in one of the photos with the couple.
"She was smiling and laughing and giggling when he was around. And knowing the fact - he's a child molester, Mama. He did this to me. Why would you let him come around the girls knowing what he did? And reportedly done it to another girl?" Cardwell added.
Yet, Mama June has denied that she and McDaniel rekindled. "Just got a phone call this morning from TLC and as of right now there will be no more production of the show," the 34-year-old said in a video posted to Honey Boo Boo's Facebook page Friday. "The statement of me dating a sex offender is totally untrue."