'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' Canceled: Chickadee Says Pumpkin 'Hates' Her After Sex Offender Incident
Anna Marie "Chickadee" Cardwell opened up to Dr. Drew on HLN about being molested by her mother's boyfriend she was eight and revealed that she and Mama June are trying to work things out. The 20-year-old, however, said that things with her sister aren't as peaceful.
"We are working on things and trying to get past it," she said about Mama June. "She's talking about her health decreasing and talking about that she might have cancer... She's just mainly upset with all these things that happened and that we keep talking about it and that we need to stop talking about it because it needs to be dropped."
However, Cardwell said her relationship with her sister Lauryn "Pumpkin" Shannon has deteriorated. Pumpkin, she said, was attached to sex offender Mark McDaniel because he was a father figure to her since Mama June doesn't know who her biological dad is. After the recent drama, Pumpkin "hates" Cardwell.
TLC canceled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo in late October - despite its popularity - after news broke that Mama June was seen with the sex offender. The 53-year-old was convicted in 2004 for molesting Cardwell and served 10 years in prison. June was also dating him at the time of his conviction.
Despite recent photos that caught McDaniel and Mama June together, the 34-year-old denied that they rekindled their relationship.
"Just got a phone call this morning from TLC and as of right now there will be no more production of the show," Mama June said in a video posted to Honey Boo Boo's Facebook page. "The statement of me dating a sex offender is totally untrue."