January 05, 2013 10:00 AM by Donna W. Martin
Of all the phobias a person could suffer from, Mama June Shannon of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo admits she is freaked out by mayonnaise. And her kids don’t help the situation when they try to force here to face her fears on “The Scary Mayonnaise” Halloween special. Keep reading for more details.
According to TLC, Mama June said, “I cannot stand mayonnaise.” However, admits she will eat it as long as someone else prepares the dish and she can’t see the mayonnaise. “Yes, it is in my house and this is going to sound weird…I do eat potato salad and I will eat a tuna fish salad, but I will not eat it if I made it.” She explained, “If somebody else made it, I will eat it but if I watch somebody make it, I can’t do it.”
So why is Mama June so afraid of mayonnaise? “The reason why is because when I was growing up, the babysitter I had… we ate mayonnaise sandwiches for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack,” she said. “I can’t talk about it…ugh…it is making my flesh crawl.”
Daughter, Jessica “Chubbs” said, “I think it’s stupid that you’re scared of mayonnaise, Mama. I mean seriously, its mayonnaise. Its white and its mayonnaise. C’mon. That’s like ketchup, but it’s white.”
“Okay, I don’t see you eating it,” Mama said.
“Because I’m a vegetarian,” Chubbs said.
Later, when her children try to help her face her fears, it’s all Mama can do to get through it. Mama sits in the dining room/storage area while Alana “Honey Boo Boo” empties jar after jar of mayonnaise into a big bowl in the kitchen. “Mama, I’m ready are you?” she yells.
“No,” Mama said.
“Here I come.” Honey Boo Boo said. She entered the dining room and put the bowl of mayonnaise in front of Mama forcing her to face her fear.
Mama covered her face and freaked out when her daughters taunted her and threatened to throw mayonnaise in her face. “Y’all gotta get that outta there, c’mon now…” Mama said. “I’m gonna go into full panic attack… get it out of here for real.”
Mama described what the experience felt like. “My anxiety level is up like beyond out the roof. I mean, like my chest is real tight. My throat feels like it is going to close up.”
The Halloween episode of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is set to air Jan. 6 at 9 pm EST on TLC.
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