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Is Anyone Really Surprised That Mama Honey Boo Boo Spent Time In Jail

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Speaking of predictable news that we already kinda guessed, June Shannon, the mother of Honey Boo Boo and current star of the trainwreck show that is Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, spent a little time in jail. And it's not for turning her daughter into a national punchline.

Nor is it for allowing this to happen.

But instead it's for something as mundane and as unexciting as theft. According to the crack detectives at Starcasm, she got arrested January 3rd, 2008 for something possibly involving child support payments — which in Georgia would be filed under theft. It's too late in the week for me to try to figure that brain teaser out in my head, so I'll just let it go.

Despite the plethora of dysfunction families on reality TV right now, I think the Shannon/Thompson family could be in the lead for the most depressing to watch on TV. Unlike the Real Housewives and the Kardashians, they're not on TV to promote anything except for themselves. At least women like Kim Kardashian, Bethenny Frankel and Teresa Giudice can kind of justify exploiting their families for the sake of their brands. Cookbooks don't sell themselves.

Honey Boo Boo, Pumpkin, Chickadee and the rest of the gang are just selling themselves — and it's a hot commodity at the moment because they look phenomenal in GIF form. But it won't be  as hot as stories like this arrest continue to leak out. Then it goes from being “point and laugh” funny to “should we call child services?” serious.

Sigh. Reality TV.

And on a slightly related note, does anyone else ever stress over how to they would pose for a mugshot. If you smile you look pyschotic, but if you don't smile, you look like guilty. What's a girl to do if she fears her mugshot might one day leak on to the Internet? Leave your mugshot tips below! (Along with any tips on how to shed that holiday weight that you gained back in December. Also, how to tan if you only burn. Oh and creative ways to unwrinkle your dress without turning on an iron!)