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Earlier today, we learned that TLC has canceled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo in the midst of a shocking controversy.

Rumors surfaced yesterday that June Shannon is dating a convicted child molester named Mark McDaniel.

June’s daughter Lauryn claims Shannon broke up with McDaniel shortly after he was arrested, but the network that made the family famous decided to pull the plug on production anyway.

Shannon confirmed the cancelation this morning:

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"As of right now, there will be no more production on the show," June says in the video above. "The statement of me being a sex offender is totally untrue."


"I would not ever, ever, ever put my kids in danger. I love my kids too much. That is my past. I have not seen this video for ten years."

June also acknowledges that she broke up with Sugar Bear Thompson –  her longtime partner and one of the stars of the show

"We’re better off friends than we were a couple," she said of her separation from Sugar Bear. 

Shannon also says that she won’t be making any further statements, as TLC has advised the Shannons to "hush, hush."

In spite of that instruction, June’s eldest daughter Kaitlyn gave an interview in which she assures fans that her mother has had no contact with McDaniel since they broke up ten years ago.

"I know for a fact it’s not true," Kaitlyn told Radar Online. "The person behind this, all I got to say is he or she is trying to tear the family apart, which isn’t right one bit."

She added that though he might seem to be an obvious suspect, she is confident that Sugar Bear is not behind the rumors.