Here Comes Honey Boo Boo‘s Mama Jun Shannon claims that her kids are her No. 1 priority — though eldest daughter Anna Cardwell doesn’t feel really valued during a moment. Cardwell, 20, sat down with Entertainment Tonight this week to speak about ongoing reports that her mom is dating purebred sex delinquent Mark McDaniel, who she says molested her when she was 8 years old.
“It’s like she’s happy. She’s smiling and shouting and giggling when he’s around,” Cardwell told ET of Shannon, 35, adding that she pleaded with her mom to stay divided from McDaniel, 53,who recently finished a 10-year judgment behind bars.
“‘You know, he’s a child molester, Mama,’” she said. “‘He did this to me. Why would we let him come around a girls meaningful what he did?’” (In further to Cardwell, Mama Jun has 3 younger daughters: Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson, Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon, and Jessica “Chubbs” Shannon.)
“Mama’s not ostensible to be around him! She only knows!” a TLC existence star lamented. “And she let him get around Alana and Pumpkin!”
Cardwell went on to speak about how harm she is that her mom hasn’t taken her feelings into care amid a ongoing scandal, that resulted in a termination of a family’s existence uncover final Friday, Oct. 24.
“It’s Mama’s fault. She has to live with it,” Cardwell told ET. “She has brung a past behind and now she can’t get it away. It gives me a lot of emotions. I’m mad. I’m upset. we feel betrayed. we feel really hurt. That’s a categorical thing that we am — we feel really harm that Mama let him come around.”
ET‘s full talk with Cardwell front Thursday, Oct. 30.