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'Honey Boo Boo' Family

We Make Waaay More

than $4k an Episode!!!

9/5/2012 11:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0905_alana_june_holler_honey_boo_boo_money_articleJune Shannon, the epic stage mom of Honey Boo Boo, scoffed at reports her family makes a measly $4,000 an episode.

We spoke with June ... after a report claimed the family was making between $2k and $4K an episode -- a figure than seems small given 3 million people are hooked on "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo."

When we spoke with June she laughed out loud at the report saying it was wrong, making it clear her family is raking in a good deal more -- though she would not be specific.

June said as far as she's concerned, "We're making memories to last a lifetime."

It looks like she's also making enough money to put Honey Boo Boo through college beauty school.

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61.

beulah    

more like alternative school for unwed pregnant girls, thats the school i see in her future.

745 days ago
62.

Yup    

It sure is a good thing that they're not addicted to the attention, or have gotten a swelled head about the money...

745 days ago
63.

No comment    

I see no difference in this show from the KarTrashian shows. Both about families that are famous for nothing, neither family has talent, and they are concerned about beauty *rolls eyes*.
Honey Boo Boo is going to be the next Anna Nicole Smith, working as stripper then marrying some dead guy.

745 days ago
64.

lissabirdie    

Friggen disgusting, I would be ASHAMED to be on TV looking like that. And IF she makes that much money per episode for the LOVE OF GOD, do something with your wardrobe, teeth, face, weight, hair, EVERYTHING

745 days ago
65.

Sam Sunshine     

Diabetic, high blood pressure and etc....

745 days ago
66.

kakes    

When did exploiting children like this get so popular? They shouldn't be making any money as this horrible show should not be on. Those 3 mil ppl watching should be ashamed of themselves.

745 days ago
67.

Lola    

Frankly, I prefer this family to the Kardashians. This is a genuine group of people, a family. They aren't pretentious or fake. This woman had a child when she was something like 17. She took care of that child, raised it. She has taken care of all her children. None are dead or in prison or on drugs, that I can tell. They live in a house, not a trailer, although what's wrong with a trailer? Trailers are preferred in some areas because you can put them on a piece of property, have privacy, not be crammed up in a ghetto tenement where drugs, shootings, crime run rampant. Southerners value their privacy and space.

Y'all are trashing this mother's looks, but the child looks like her father in the face.

No, this is not a model family, but they are indeed representative of the culture they live in, their social group, their financial peers. This is how real people sometimes live. They don't have much money or education. The world is full of people like this. I think the mother has had a few minor brushes with the law, but it looks like, at this time, from what we can see, she's doing her best to take care of her family of four.

She doesn't call this child Honey Boo Boo. Her nickname for her was Smoochie. The Honey Boo Boo came from someone else and has been stuck on her. As far as the energy drinks, it seems all those pageant moms give their kids something, like Pixie Sticks (sugar) or other things to give them a boost before going on stage. The kids are all tired and sleepy, traveled sometimes a long way to get to a pageant, lost sleep in preparations. I'm not a child pageant fan at all, but anybody can see why they do this. No child has been hurt. Robert Downey Jr.'s father fed him drugs as a toddler, yet you all would never talk about that family as you do this one.

745 days ago
68.

Pelon1    

Hey, Im a fat turd..... throw 4k at me!!!

745 days ago
69.

WatcherOne    

I watched an episode of this show over the weekend. I must say that the mother farting in the show open was about what I was expecting from this tribe. We had the husband with the zombied out eyes,lots of farting, the prototypical teenage unwed mother, of course, more farting, but the show stopper had to be the infected stink foot the mother likes to keep festering in her sock. Replete with bugs/gnats swarming at the reveal. I'm sure everyone at the water park would be very happy to hear that infection was polluting the water and the cement..A truly disgusting glimpse into a sad state of affairs.

745 days ago
70.

Tara    

I am not trying to be judgmental but their house seems completely bare of decorations or personalization of any kind. If they are making so much money why can't they afford to do something with that house.

745 days ago
71.

Lola    

Everybody's got an opinion on how people should live. Personally, I think spending $250 on a personal trainer, or hundreds on manicures or designer bags, is a huge self-indulgent waste, almost a crime of resources. Life is certainly more about your exterior appearance, as you might find out at the Pearly Gates. So everybody's different. I'm more of a "creature of the mind" than that, and I find people fascinating. That makes me a good audience for Honey Boo Boo and other such tv fare. Rather than criticize, I find it interesting how other people see and live life. Tolerance.

745 days ago
72.

adelle    

....June Shannon, the epic stage mom of Honey Boo Boo, scoffed at reports her family makes a measly $4,000 an episode...."


You meant, she SNORTED at the report...right? Like a fat pig? Yeah, pretty sure that's what you meant.

745 days ago
73.

adelle    

Anyway this is great news. Perhaps now mom can get that tooth to gum ratio figured out. Perhaps. Most excellent.

745 days ago
74.

verlinda    

Good hope your reporting that to the IRS. .....

745 days ago
75.

VICKI    

PULEEZ, TLC, THIS SHOW IN NOT THE LEARNING CHANNELS VENUE. IT SI THE MOST DISGUSTING SHOW, EVEN BEFORE KEEPING UP WITH THE KARTRASHIANS ON BRAVO. I ALWAYS LUVED THE SHOWS PRODUCED. THIS IS BELOW, WAY BELOW EVEN TODDLERS AND TIARAS, WHICH SHOULD ALSO BE TAKEN OFF. IT EXPLOITS INNOCENT TODDLERS, WHO NOTHEING BETTER THAN TRYING TO PLEASE THEIR PARENTS WHO ARE LIVING VICARIOUSLY THRU THEIR CHILD. OFTEN BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT ATTRACTIVE. WHERE IS CHILD PROTECTVE SERVICE. APPARENTLY WATCHING THE SHOWS WITH THEIR FEET UP SIPPING "ROMANA'S PINOT GRIGIO"

745 days ago
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