Honey Boo-Hoo-Hoo? Mama June And Family Forced To Be ‘Frugal’ After Show Cancelled

Poor Mama June Shannon!

The family matriarch of disgraced TLC fame opened up about how the cancellation of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo has forced her family to become frugal in the wake of the massive loss of income.

After all, what’s a girl to do when her reality television show gets abruptly cancelled?

Of course, Mama June has always been known for her frugality — it was often a focus during her time in the spotlight during the successful run of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. Before TLC entered their lives, Mama June stated, frugality was more than a necessity — it was an actual way of life. For the Shannon family, struggling financially was just the way it was — like it is for many families.

“We were struggling from the day-to-day to week-to-week, just like everybody else does,” Mama June says. “Now, I can be able to say, ‘OK, if the kids need new clothes or they need new shoes, then I can be able to go out and get that.’ “

All those years spent living frugally has come in handy again, after the abrupt cancellation of their show in 2014 after rumors surfaced that Mama June Shannon was dating a registered sex offender who was guilty of molesting one of Mama June’s own daughters.

The moment that Here Comes Honey Boo Boo went off the air, especially due to the scandals surrounding Mama June and her poor — even dangerous — choices, the spotlight went dark, and so did their opportunities. After all, it wasn’t just the steady income from TLC that Mama June and her children lost — it was the many opportunities that their fame and their show granted them.

Of course, opportunities do occasionally pop up.

Although Mama June moved her family into a hugely upgraded home that she is currently updating, she is also forced to be frugal in many ways and continues to pinch pennies when it comes to spending.

And for Mama June, that means a return to extreme couponing.

“It’s a high for me,” Shannon says. “I get high off of couponing and walking out the store and them either having to pay me or me walking out of it totally free.”