Mama June Shannon’s new reality show just premiered last week, but already fans are accusing June and her crew of trickery!
June’s new show, Mama June: From Not to Hot is supposed to capture the transformation as the former Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star goes from 460 pounds to a size 4 over a period of 40-some weeks. On the show’s season premiere, June is shown at the start of her journey…or was she?
Not all of the ‘Not to Hot’ viewers are convinced that Mama June was actually overweight in the show’s first episode. During the premiere, fans began to tweet that it looked like Mama June was wearing a fat suit in the confessional scenes of the episode. Some accused June of wearing a prosthetic on her chin to make it appear that her face is heavier than it actually is (so that it will be easier for her to “transform” later on in the show.)
During one scene of the premiere, June goes on a blind date with a man who eventually gets up and leaves during the date without telling June. A viewer wrote that June’s poorly done prosthetics were the reason he escaped the date.
“It wasn’t you Mama! Maybe the prosthetics turned him off,” the viewer tweeted.
“You can tell some ‘before’ surgery scenes were filmed after…fake neck and much blonder hair,” one viewer tweeted.
“If she isn’t in a prosthetic fat suit, then why can’t she turn her head?” another asked.
One viewer pointed out that during one scene, it appeared that June was wearing some sort of makeup on her face to make her look heavier.
“When your fake chin won’t stop falling off,” a viewer tweeted, along with a screenshot that shows June with something that does appear to look like a prosthetic edge on her face.
The show is claiming she lost all the weight with a mix of a healthy lifestyle and a gastric sleeve surgery. Earlier this month, the trailer dropped where we saw her talk a lot about her massive weight loss, but she’s yet to reveal the final transformation.
The Ashley has reached out to June’s manager (and ‘Not to Hot’ co-star) Gina Rodriguez to comment about the fat suit controversy, but so far has not heard back.
Mama June: From Not to Hot” airs Sundays at 10 p.m. on WeTV. Check out the video below to see one of the scenes that Mama June is accused of wearing “fake fat” in:
— Me. (@shezsoambitious) February 25, 2017