Reality star Honey Boo Boo’s mother June and sister Pumpkin have both come out as bisexual in an interview with Inside Edition, which will air tonight.
The young Honey Boo Boo once declared on her series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, “Ain't nothin' wrong with bein' a little gay. Everybody’s a little gay.” She was, at the time, referring to her Uncle Poodle, who is gay, but she could have also been referencing other family members if she’d switched out “gay” with “bi.”
15-year-old Pumpkin slated an interview with Inside Edition with the expressly to discuss being bisexual, although her announcement may become somewhat eclipsed by her mother June announcing that she is also bi.
“I'm attracted to females and I’m attracted to males. You cannot hide who you truly are,” Pumpkin said. She then added, “June came out too.”
Inside Edition’s Jim Moret then asked June directly if she was attracted to men and women, to which June replied, “I am, yes.”
While June was there to support her daughter’s decision, the interview soon turned to June’s story.
“I'm not going to lie, I played in the minors but never went pro,” June, who separated from Honey Boo Boo’s father Sugar Bear in Sept. of 2014, said, further explaining that she has messed around with women but never engaged in a relationship with one.
When asked if either of them feared backlash from the community in their small town of McIntyre, Ga., June replied, “I look at it this way, haters are going to hate.”