I’m sorry but I had to do this.
Because I love this fucking show.
Shannon, also known as Mama June, told TMZ that she’s taking all the earnings from the show and dumping it directly into five separate trust funds. One, of course, is for HBB; three are for Mama June’s other daughters and one is for her granddaughter. According to TMZ, the family reportedly earns between $15,000 and $20,000 an episode.
In fact, Mama June has arranged for TLC to deposit the money directly into the trust funds. All she receives is an email confirming the amount. In the meantime, Honey Boo Boo’s father, Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson, makes money through his work as a contractor, which is how the family continues to pay the bills.