Mama June comes out as a bisexual woman during an interview that was supposed to be about her daughter. Yes, it appears to be running in the family because her daughter Pumpkin is also admitting the same thing, according to The Inquisitr. Some fans think its nothing more than a publicity stunt.
“They have always been bizarre with shocking revelations to keep people interested about their lives,” one viewer of the Honey Boo Boo program said as Mama June comes out. “It wouldn’t surprise me if this was one of those tactics to draw interest into their TV program.”
Honey Boo Boo and her mother are putting in the extra time and effort to re-launch the TV careers that stalled when Mama June was busted dating a convicted pedophile and TLC, the network that had made them stars, washed their hands of the entire family.
Mama June comes out right as new TV appearances are on the horizon. The former kiddie beauty pageant contestant, now 9 years old and severely obese, is also looking into music, in the hope of getting another offer for a reality show. This is all happening while her mother and sister are making news about their sexual preferences, according to Examiner.
It all started when 15-year-old Pumpkin (Lauryn Thompson) asked to speak to Inside Edition in order to publicly come out, and it seems as if she accidentally outed her mother as well: “She’s gay. June’s gay too!”
However, Mama June, real name June Thompson, is quick to add: she is not gay, she’s bi herself. “I’m not going to lie, I played in the minors but never went pro,” she adds.
She elaborates that she did “fool around” with women in the past, but things never got any more serious than this. She most definitely hasn’t been in a relationship with a woman even though Mama June comes out as a bisexual woman.
Pumpkin has, and she even uses this opportunity to reach out to her ex, promising her via text that, if she’ll give her another chance, she would treat her the way she deserves to be treated.
Even though they come from a part of the US not exactly known for how accepting people are for different lifestyles, Mama June says she’s not afraid of going up against their prejudices. Taylor Swift said it best when she sung about how “haters are gonna hate hate hate.”
As Mama June comes out, it reminds many people of Lance Bass, who came out publicly in a TV interview is the new “coming out on the cover of People magazine.”
Because such an act takes courage and determination, celebrities who do it are hailed as modern heroes by the LGBT community and its many supporters, and they’re showered with praise and extra media attention.
The Honey Boo Boo clan has long showed that there’s nothing they wouldn’t do for a drop of said extra attention. As the pedophile scandal was raging last year, Mama June even tried to play “the cancer card,” saying she feared she had some type of terminal form of the disease, even though she had no medical evidence to back it up. In fact, she was yet to undergo testing for it.
Mama June comes out during a time when the family is trying to drum up publicity. She may very well be bi, for all we know, but the timing is suspicious, according to The Huffington Post. However, based on her previous behavior, it would make more sense if she was making this up to make us forget about the pedophile scandal and to force us to focus on the next stage of her TV career.