Mama June’s daughter, Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, has revealed that she was targeted by bullies.
The 14-year-old reality TV star explained how being bullied “sucked” in an exclusive peek at Mama June on Friday: Da Not to Hot in WeTV. “When I was in school, there were bullies,” she said in the teaser clip.
She opened up to the fashion designer about how hard it is to hide her problems after growing up under the public eye. “These days it’s all over the internet,” she said. “I’m Honey Boo Boo. I’m a constant target of bullies and it sucks.”
Alana is the youngest of Mama June’s four children – from three different fathers – and admitted last month that she was “not well” after her mother’s arrest for drug offences last year.
June was arrested in March 2019, along with her boyfriend, Geno Doak, for possession of a controlled substance – crack cocaine – and possession of drug paraphernalia – a crack pipe.
Alana helped her mother intervene with the family, including sisters Jessica, 23, and Lauryn, 20.
But it didn’t help, because June ran off with Geno, leaving Honey Boo Boo in Sister Lauryn’s custody, aka Pumpkin.
Friday’s new episode of From Not to Hot also sees Doe Doe and Big Mike pointing Mama June to Alabama and worrying more and more about what they find.
Not having Mama’s immediate support, Alana’s trauma from losing Dancing with the Stars: Juniors threatens her first fashion show on the catwalk.
Alana rose to fame in Toddlers and Tiaras when she was just five years old before she landed on her reality show, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
Mama June: From Not to Hot, was destined to tell the story of June’s weight loss after bariatric surgery, but she is in the balance after her arrest for drug possession.