Mama June Shannon is speaking out against TLC's relationship with the Duggar family, once again. The former "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" reality star has been very vocal about her opinion that the network should have canceled the family's show, "19 Kids and Counting," immediately after news broke of star Josh Duggar's molestation scandal. TLC may have finally decided to axe the show, but June doesn't seem to think it's enough.
According to TMZ, the 36-year-old is not OK with the fact that TLC plans to include Jill Dillard and Jessa Seewald, members of the Duggar family and two of Josh's victims, in a documentary they're creating about sexual abuse. June told the site she thinks their inclusion in the hour-long special is "another situation for them to get paid for doing something bad." She says she feels TLC is sending a message that Josh's sexual misconduct was not a big deal and wants the entire family to know "that kinda behavior is not okay."
This isn't the first time June has taken a stand against TLC or the Duggar family. Immediately after the molestation story hit the Web, the mother of four told People magazine it was "a double standard" for TLC to allow "19 Kids and Counting" to remain on the air after having yanked her family's show. As you may recall, "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" was yanked just hours after photos surfaced showing the pageant mom spending time with ex-boyfriend Mark McDaniel. At the time, McDaniel had just been released from prison where he served 10 years for molestion of an 8-year-old child. It later came to light that the child was Anna Cardwell, June's eldest daughter.
As previously reported, TLC made the announcment that they would no longer be airing new episodes of "19 Kids and Counting" on Thursday. The decision came nearly six weeks after Josh's scandal came to light. Following the controversy, TLC has decided to partner with RAINN and Darkness to Light, two well-known groups advocating on behalf of children, for an on-going campaign they hope will spread awareness of child sexual abuse.