Honey Boo Boo Mother Defends, Explains Arrest Record

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It's a matter of public record: June Shannon, theā€¦ eccentric mother of six-year old Alana Thompson (aka "Honey Boo Boo") was arrested in 2008 on a count related to a child support issue.

She also faced a theft charge around that time, but both cases were dismissed.

In March, meanwhile, child services looked into the Thompsons after Honey Boo Boo was featured on an episode of Toddlers and Tiaras chugging a mixture of Red Bull and Mountain Dew dubbed by Alana as "Go-Go Juice."

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Is that something the family gives its toddler often? No, June tells People: "It was a one time only thing. We don't do it."

What about when a video surfaced of Honey Boo Boo dancing on a bar, another incident investigated by the the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services?

"It was the worst four days of my whole entire life," June says, explaining that the bar appearance was "a meet-and-greet at a concert" and: "After I left, I realized, 'I'm not gonna put Alana in that situation again because it was crazy.'"

Coming from June Shannon, that's really saying something.


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