For years, now, Alana Thompson and Lauryn Shannon have been doing their without mama june,
Yes, she is his mother.
But June’s personal troubles and disastrous decisions mean she hasn’t fulfilled her role for them in some time. Not even for Alana, who is still a minor. Lauryn stepped in.
They haven’t forgotten. And both Alana and Lauryn are publicly shaming June for it.
On Sunday, October 16, Alana “Honey Boo Boo” Thompson took to TikTok with a new video.
While Soulja Boy’s “Pretty Boy Swag” plays (as is the nature of this algorithmic nightmare app), the 17-year-old dances mindlessly.
“Sister who needed a mom,” reads the text during Alana’s segment of the video. Then, the camera shifts.
The TikTok video shows Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon doing her goofy dance.
“Sister who came in the clutch and picked it up,” reads the new text.
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Alana and Lauryn took things even further by writing a caption accompanying their TikTok post.
“If you’re mad, keep scrolling,” the sisters instructed. “Because yes it’s about you.”
As of Tuesday morning, TikTok has garnered over 16.4 million views and over 2 million likes.
Apparently, this post is and may be directed only at Mama June Shannon.
June failed all of her children in some way or another, but she especially failed Alana during this critical time in her teens.
Lauryn stepped up. And while some TikTok commenters have expressed surprise, not knowing what happened, most of us remember it very well.
Alana is now 17 years old. At the end of next summer, she will turn 18 and officially become an adult.
But she was still a baby girl — a young teen, sure, but a kid nonetheless — back in March of 2019.
That was when she came to live with Lauryn, her now 22-year-old sister, and her husband, Josh Efford.
In early 2019, June and then-boyfriend Jenno Doc ended up in handcuffs after a dangerous brawl.
Police arrested Geno on charges of alleged domestic violence in June. Both the drugs were found in their search.
According to June, an angry Geno then told police that June had taken drugs on his person as well.
For many, this would have been a wakeup call. Unfortunately, things were not like that for June.
What followed was months and months of dangerous behavior.
June and Geno have damaged her once good home and sold several properties, including things that did not actually belong to June.
Long before June sold her large, upper middle class home, it had already become unsafe for Alana.
(Witnesses visit the house to buy furniture, photograph the cash for syringes and trash scattered around the house)
Mike “Sugar Bear” Thompson is clearly unqualified as a parent. Alana went to live with Lauryn and Josh instead.
Clearly, it was a lot for Lauryn to deal with.
She was already a teenage mom (in small case, not from the MTV franchise) and suddenly found herself the mentor of a fellow teen.
That’s a tall order, especially given the painful circumstances. June’s downward spiral lasted for months.
Additionally, lawyers quickly drafted documents to prevent June from accessing Alana’s money.
It’s apparently the only thing that stopped June from bleeding Alana when she destroyed her finances.
Truth be told, many of us believed that June’s troubled behavior would end in her death.
But, in 2020, June and Geno asked for help. He entered rehab with the help of the production company behind his show.
Since then, Jun has broken up with Geno. He apologizes to Alana. And she regularly undergoes drug screening.
But none of this changes what he put through Alana. Lauryn stepped up. And neither daughter has forgotten – and neither should they.