Why The Honey Boo Boo House Is Being Destroyed

It looks like the Here Comes Honey Boo Boo clan’s stock has dropped in the time since TLC cancelled the popular reality series. This week, reports indicate that the house that was once occupied by Mama June Thompson, Sugar Bear Thompson, Alana Thompson and her gaggle of sisters is going to be demolished. And it’s all because the owner thought he could make a tidier profit out of the home than it was worth.

The Here Comes Honey Boo Boo house is about to be leveled. There are already bulldozers outside the property and the owner says that after an unsuccessful attempt at selling the home, he’s decided to knock it down, instead. He wants to make room for a newer building. Here's how it happened.

If you ever watched Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, you may already know that most of the TLC series was shot in McIntyre, GA in a small home covered with white siding near some railroad tracks. However, after leaving Sugar Bear, Mama June invested in some much nicer and newer digs for herself and her numerous daughters in Hampton, GA. When that happened, an owner bought the old Here Comes Honey Boo Boo home thinking the celebrity factor might entice someone to pay a higher price than the property was worth. According to TMZ, the owner listed the property for $45,000. That was double the purchase price and he was hoping to make a tidy profit. Unfortunately, no one thought the Thompson’s were enough of a draw to pay the inflated price for the property.

Part of the problem may be that the Thompson’s are no longer TV stars and have suffered from bad publicity for quite some time now. Late in 2014, Mama June Thompson originally received bad press after it was determined she was spending time with a recently released jail offender who had formerly been convicted of molesting one of her daughters. Due to the molestation concerns, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was ultimately dropped by the reality network, and although news of a potential spinoff featuring Alana’s sister Anna might get her own show, but those faint whispers never came to anything.

While Here Comes Honey Boo Boo was once gimmicky enough to be popular, now that it’s been off the air for nearly a year, the family’s stock has dropped. And while I’m sure the Thompson clan has made enough money that Mama June, Alana and co. can live comfortably for a long while, the days of making a buck off of their fame seem to be gone. The same can be said about TLC.

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