How a pet pig named Glitzy is threatening to come between Honey Boo Boo and her coupon queen mother June
June Shannon and her daughter Alana Thompson, aka Honey Boo Boo, star in the reality series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
June, known as the coupon queen, wants to get rid of the youngster's beloved playmate because it disturbs her daily beauty sleep
It was also revealed last week that the mother was arrested in 2008 for 'theft of child support payments' and contempt of court
19:30 GMT, 20 August 2012
Her 'redneck' parents may have been accused of child abuse in March but it seems the show must go on for young pageant star Honey Boo Boo.
In the latest episode of her reality series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, the six-year-old is seen gushing over her pet pig named Glitzy.
But sadly, the new clip for the upcoming episode, which airs on Wednesday night on TLC, shows her mother June telling the camera that she wants to remove her daughter's beloved playmate from their McIntyre, Georgia home.
Scroll down for video
Best friends: Honey Boo Boo (left) and her pet pig Glitzy (right) are threatened to be torn apart in a new episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. Her mother June is sick of the pig waking her up in the morning
Alana, who was the break-out star of the controversial reality series Toddlers & Tiaras, is seen petting her pig on her bed in the clip seen on Radaronline.com.
She tells it: 'We're going to be the prettiest girls at the pageant and there's no way we can't win cause I've got me a pig, how about that'
The youngster, who is clearly besotted by her pet, then places a tiny tiara on the animal's head, calling Glitzy her 'baby'.
June, who is known as the coupon queen and was arrested on January 3, 2008 for theft and contempt of court, is then shown telling the cameras how infuriated she is by the animal's early morning sounds.
Beauty queen: Glitzy the pig (above) is labeled Alana's baby and the youngster is seen talking to it on her bed
Unimpressed: June, the little girl's mother, is seen telling the camera that she is sick of Glitzy's noises
She says: 'I think it's cute to see Glitzy and her play together but… hello! I'm asleep I ain't got time to feed you're a** but if I didn't, it would holler from 5:30am to 10 o'clock.'
The mother-of-four, who was allegedly visited by child services in March of this year, is seen watching the pig as it squeals from inside the laundry.
The look on the 33-year-old's face can only be described as disgust.
A similarly unhappy expression was seen upon June's face when she posed for a mugshot in 2008.
The mugshot surfaced last week as well as details of her arrest which took place in Henry County, Georgia.
According to Starcasm, there are also additional court reports which show that she was the defendant in two child support cases around the same time, which may explain the theft charges, although it is not entirely clear.
Class act: June Shannon, Honey Boo Boo's mother, was arrested in 2008 for theft and contempt of court. Her mug shot (above) just days after she and her husband Mike Thompson were accused of child abuse
It came just days after learning that child services made an unannounced visit to her and husband Mike Thompson's family home in March.
The coupon queen was arrested in a location that is more than halfway to Atlanta when measured from her current home, suggesting that she may have been trying to escape police.
The family were visited by the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services in March, according to The National Enquirer.
A source told the magazine that authorities who made the visit 'found reason to bring the case to court' but a 'court-appointed attorney' for June convinced the judge to 'throw it [the case] out'.
The source said investigators were called to the home as a result of June and Mr Thompson's unorthodox, and highly-publicised, parenting methods which include feeding Alana caffeinated drinks as well as roadkill for dinner.
Controversy: The parents of pageant star Honey Boo Boo (front) were accused of child abuse according to a new report. June (behind the youngster) and Mike (to the right) and her three sisters, are shown
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo has has also showed Alana go mud belly flop diving, attend local food auctions with June and help her buy more than a dozen packets of chocolate milk powder, during one supermarket visit, using discount coupons.
The source who spoke with The National Enquirer added: 'Honey Boo Boo's upbringing raised eyebrows with neighbors.'
The initial visit by authorities is said to have occurred 'shortly after filming began' on the new TLC series which premiered on August 8. It attracted 2.2million viewers.
Although June sparked outrage back in January when she was seen on Toddlers & Tiaras feeding Alana 'Go Go Juice', a mixture of Mountain Dew and Red Bull, the authorities visited the family after catching wind of an online video that showed Alana dancing for dollars in a bar.
Secret weapon: The youngster, who was first seen on Toddlers & Tiaras, was fed 'Go Go Juice' by June. The mixture of Mountain Dew and Red Bull was offered to the little girl after she had consumed 15 packets of sugar
Crazy: Once she had consumed the Juice, she was seen spinning around on the floor, her energy heightened
Loud and proud: The pageant queen showed off her flabby belly on a previous episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. The child has been shown to feast on roadkill and ample sugary sweets on several occasions
The video, which can still be found on YouTube, was not filmed by the network however showed Alana in a darkened room, dancing atop of table as colored lights flash around her.
June defended her daughter's actions by explaining that Alana had been dancing in a college bar, not a sleazy one.
The 'Go Go Juice' incident, which saw Alana being fed the liquid after having downed 15 bags of Pixy Stix, tubes of powdered sugar commonly referred to as 'pageant crack', attracted negative criticism of its own.
June was filmed instructing Alana to take 'two big gulps' from an
Within seconds, the change was apparent and the
pageant hopeful was seen rapidly swinging her arms over her head and
spinning around on the floor, exclaiming: 'My Go Go juice is kicking in
Beauty pageant insiders speculate that some mothers' 'special juice' blends may even contain alcohol.
Lewd: June was seen in the debut episode of her new reality series, grinding up against a young man
Stealing the limelight: June (left) has arguably become more of a focus in the reality show than her beauty pageant star daughter (right). The pair were seen on CNN earlier this month promoting the new TLC show
the drink made her feel, Alana said: 'Go Go juice makes me laughy, and
play-ey, and makes me feel like I want to pull my mommy's hair.'
June has stolen much of the limelight away from her daughter in the new reality series.
During its debut episode, she was seen grinding up against a young man as her daughter played in a giant mud pit.
She has also been filmed taking her family to the supermarket to help her shop using discount coupons and take Alana to their local food auction, June's favourite weekly activity, in order to bid on what appeared to be sugary donuts.
She has also admitted that she is obsessed with 'couponing', labeling it 'better than sex' in a teaser for tonight's new episode of the reality series.
The coupon queen, as she is commonly referred to, continued: 'Couponing is a serious obsession. Anybody who uses coupons will tell you that it is an addiction.'