Gay redneck and drama queen Uncle Poodle inserted himself into the “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” mess, trading barbs with the family matriarch over her alleged affair with a convicted child molester and the show's cancellation.
The Middle Georgia mess has dominated headlines recently as TMZ unearthed allegations and photos of Mama June (June Thompson) dumping Sugar Bear (Mike Thompson) to date convicted child molester Mark McDaniel. He did a 10-year prison term for molesting June's oldest daughter, Chickadee (Anna Marie Cardwell).
The allegations prompted TLC to cancel the show, even though taping for a fifth season was underway. So you're likely to never see the footage of Honey Boo Boo (Alana Thompson) enjoying her Sunday Funday with drag queens at Marietta gay bar LeBuzz.
But as more details about Mama June's tryst surfaced, so did some clarification about the family tree. Uncle Poodle (Lee Thompson) is Sugar Bear's brother and Honey Boo Boo's uncle – though not uncle to the other daughters; they have different Baby Daddies. And Uncle Poodle broke his silence when Mama June started slinging mud about Sugar Bear.
In a series of posts on his public Facebook page, Thompson, known as “Uncle Poodle” on the show, accused his brother’s former partner of cheating on Sugar Bear with the ex-con.
“Why not just be honest for a change?” he posted. “You may try to bash me or dig up old dirt but honestly none of it compares to how you have treated my brother and allowed a convicted child molester who molested your oldest daughter to be around your 14 and 9-year-olds.
“Then you tell me if I step foot on your property you’d call the police on me for trespassing after I told my brother EVERYTHING with photographic evidence …It’s not anyone else but you who (bleeped) up, then lied and had your 14-year-old lie as well. And now you can’t get out of that hole you dug, so don’t blame me for YOUR problems.”
Pumpkin (Lauryn Thompson) took exception to Uncle Poodle going after her mom, so she fired off her a response on Instagram – in all caps.
“THIS HERE IS UNCLE POODLE AND HIS MAN. THEY ARE UPSET BC THE SHOW WAS CANCELLED AND THEY NO LONGER HAVE MONEY. THEY HAVE BEEN SELLING FALSE STORIES AND MAKING MONEY. HE TOLD ME EARLIER TODAY THAT HE HOPED MY MOM GOT CANCER AND DIED OF A SLOW PAINFUL DEATH. GET THIS HE IS 30 YEARS OLD TELLING A 14 YEAR OLD THIS. EVERY STORY THATS OUT RIGHT NOW HE HAS PUT OUT AND ITS ALL FALSE. HE JUST THINKS IT ALL FUN AND GAMES SELLING FAMILY OUT BUT KARMA IS A BITCH TRUST ME I KNOW HER PERSONALLY. SO IMMA SIT BACK AND LAUGH BC WHEN THE TRUTH COMES OUT YOUR (bleeped).”
Uncle Poodle responded by calling the 14-year-old a liar. But Mama June wasn't even close to being done, accusing Uncle Poodle of selling details to TMZ that continued the scandal because the show was dead and “his gravy train has ran out.” Uncle Poodle uses his gravy to start food fights.
Uncle Poodle denied selling the story, took a breath and early Tuesday, scrubbed his public Facebook page of the back-and-forth and posted this:
Cleaned up my page a bit, venting over, new day, start fresh…after a shower!
No more about June and them, talked to a really good friend and she was right, let it all go there's nothing I can do about it. Just worry about me and mine and don't worry about them
I love all them regardless of the situation, all I can hope for is right choices and to be frank we have all made bad ones this year.
You live, you learn, just let go and relax. Hope everyone has a great day!
So much for Uncle Poodle's engagement bliss. He and boyfriend Alan Stevenson announced their engagement in September. That came just a few weeks before Uncle Poodle was arrested for a Walmart scuffle with his ex, who happens to be dating the ex of Stevenson. A mess.
Uncle Poodle isn't averse to drama, drag queen bingo or name-dropping the show while cruising Grindr. After Uncle Poodle came out as HIV-positive last year, a blog that tracks HIV criminalization cases accused him of lying when he said he filed charges against an ex for infecting him with HIV. Thompson never responded.