Lauryn “Pumpkin” Shannon clapped back at haters who came for her sister Alana Thompson, aka Honey Boo Boo.
In a March 24 Instagram post, the former TLC star shared a meme in which Alana, the now 15-year-old former pageant queen and one-time star of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, is pictured rocking long nails and lashes. The caption of the pic reads “YALL LOOK AT HONEY BOO BOO,” however, Lauryn hinted that there were meaner comments where that came from.
In her caption, the 21 year old wrote, “Let’s start with a few things. Alana is 15 now she likes the long lashes & long nails but that doesn’t make her ‘ghetto ,ratchet,poor, or grown’. At 15 I’m glad the only things she worries about is her nails and lashes because as people most of her age she could definitely be involved in much worse.”
Lauryn was named Alanna’s legal guardian in 2019, after their mother June Shannon, aka Mama June, was arrested on drug charges. Mama June’s sobriety journey is now the subject of WE tv series Mama June: Road to Redemption.
Lauryn called her sister “a beautiful soul who’s been through entirely to much for her age but still manages to give a person the shirt off her back when she may not have it to give.”