UPDATED: If you can’t trust TMZ, who can you trust? It looks like the bulldozed house being reported as the one formerly occupied by Mama June and offspring is not, in fact, the actual house. According to local news affiliate WGXA, the building people mistook for the house from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was in fact a nearby dilapidated local library. And while that serves as a potent metaphor in its own right, it means we still have the Honey Boo Boo house standing tall. It’s not the news we need, but it’s probably the news we deserve. [h/t to reader @macon_volfan]
It’s been almost a year since TLC (slogan: ”Now with 20 percent less exploitation of children!”) canceled Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, in the wake of allegations family matriarch “Mama June” Thompson was dating a convicted child molester. It seems profiting from crass renderings of the family was fun for a while, but quickly needed to be buried after a certain morally repugnant threshold. And now, in one of the most apt metaphors imaginable, Page Six reports the Thompson’s home, previously for sale, is now set to be bulldozed instead.
The owner of the home put it up for sale in June, with an asking price of $45,000—or roughly the cost of eight years of impending diabetes treatment for an innocent child raised on terrible parenting skills and “Go Go Juice.” With 1,368 square feet of space, the house features three bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms, and an unending supply of buyer’s remorse. But the failure to sell the property after three months has led instead to a decision to raze it to the ground, making it that much easier to forget it ever existed. No word yet on whether the owner also plans to salt the Earth.