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Dr. Phil slams Honey Boo Boo's "Mama June" after interview

Add Dr. Phil to the long and growing list of people who just aren't buying "Honey Boo Boo" matriarch "Mama June" Shannon's version of events.


The TLC show has been axed amid allegations June was spending time with a convicted child molester but she's been eagerly pursuing additional air time to tell her side of things.

"I have had enough lies on the Internet so I wanted ppl to hear my story so it starts to air on entertainment tonight tomorrow at 7pm and then I will b on dr phil on Monday," said June, who has retained her dislike of punctuation throughout the ordeal, in a post to her public Facebook page the other day.

But Dr. Phil was not impressed.

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"She was not forthcoming," he said in an interview with TMZ. "I did not believe what she had to say. I told her I did not believe what she had to say. She just simply is unwilling to tell the truth."

I haven't seen the Dr. Phil interview yet but the host said he chastised June for her poor choices in men.

"I don't know who she's turning down but the ones she's picking are not exactly great citizens," he said. "This didn't come with stardom. This woman has been making really bad choices with these children and with the men in her life for a long, long time."

June hasn't commented since the Dr. Phil interview ("thanks again to the true fans," she said ahead of time) but her frequent online sparring partner Lee "Uncle Poodle" Thompson, has been weighing in.

"Your nothing but a vile vile person. And if your would tell the truth it wouldn't look so bad on you," Thompson, who also maintains a casual relationship with punctuation and grammar, said in a post directed at June, the former partner of his brother Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson.

"My relationship to my brother has never been a great one but my friendship with you was always good, I've been there for you through thick or thin just as you have with me," Poodle continued. "But what YOU have been doing has been wrong, TLC can't tell anyone to hush hush anymore."

On that last point, I think we can all agree.


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