June 'Mama June' Shannon is calling out people on social media who criticized her for helping her ex-boyfriend.
The Here Comes Honey Boo Boo star, 42, posted a series of Instagram Stories on Monday, February 28, to hit back at commentators who had some choice words after Mama June's ex boyfriend Geno Doak revealed she helped him seek treatment after he attempted to overdose on pills and booze.
"In the last two weeks people have had my name all up in their mouths," the Mama June: From Not to Hot cast member — who had taken herself out for a "self care" day — stated. "But if you feel obligated to have my name in your mouth to be more better, then keep on running that mouth and keep watching me shine."
"The moral behind that little vent that I was giving you is that when someone puts your name all up in they mouth, they must be talking about something damn good," Mama June later clarified. "People get jealous and they also love to see people fail but you have to be that person to say 'I'm not going to fail'"
The WE TV star later emphasized to her followers that they should "reach out" for help if they're struggling with something, especially "if it's addiction or life in general."
Mama June's powerful social media message comes after her former boyfriend revealed the mother-of-four was his saving grace after he attempted to overdose by chasing 90 blood pressure pills with a liter of Jägermeister in September 2021.
Doak revealed he had taken the lethal dose shortly after he and June called it quits, but insisted his attempt to take his own life was not "directly related to June," nor their breakup. A friend later called 911 and paramedics ultimately saved his life before he was placed in a mental health facility.
After the Georgia native stopped by her ex's home days after the incident to pick up some of her belongings, she referred him to a rehab center in South Carolina.
Doak — who revealed he and June are no longer in touch — noted that he has been going through a 12 step program and has been figuring out what put him in "such a dark place."