January 16, 2013 12:00 PM by Lisa Princ
Wow, the bad news just keeps coming for the Thompson family of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, doesn’t it? Yesterday, “Crazy” Tony was banned from the show, and today, a family member revealed that he has tested HIV positive. Who is it?
Honey Boo Boo and the Thompson family may be known for their less than serious approach to life, but it looks like one family member has a serious issue to deal with. Lee “Uncle Poodle” Thompson just revealed that he has tested positive for HIV.
Speaking to Fenuxe, an Atlanta based magazine, Thompson explained: “I was adamant about getting my HIV status checked on a regular basis. On March 16, 2012, I tested negative. Then, in May of 2012, my test results came back positive. I knew it had been my boyfriend who infected me. I later learned he had been HIV-positive and was not taking medication and had not bothered to tell me about it.”
Yes, in case you are wondering, that is a punishable crime. Thompson went on to explain that he would have been cool with his ex having the disease if he had been honest, so Thompson could have protected himself. In the end, Lee did end up pressing charges.
While his ex is now serving a five year jail sentence for the crime, Lee is spreading the word about the importance of safe sex. Thompson reiterated that those who are not practicing safe sex: “Are playing Russian roulette; they are playing with their lives and that of their sexual partners.”
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