Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson has ballooned to a shocking 125 pounds at just 9 years old— and her mother, Mama June Shannon, is to blame for her daughter's dangerous weight gain, the former pageant queen's uncle Lee "Uncle Poodle" Thompson exclusively tells RadarOnline.com.
As Radar previously reported, the former Here Comes Honey Boo Boo starlet recently taped an upcoming episode of The Doctors, where she and June, 35, were told by experts that she is at risk for life-threatening diseases as an obese child.
Access Hollywood also reported that the family matriarch took no responsibility for her daughter's rapidly expanding waistline during filming.
But Lee tells Radar that June is solely to blame for her daughter's health crisis.
"It's June's fault," he insists. "She is the parent, she should control what her daughter eats."
Lee, 31, claims he has never seen June cook her children a healthy meal.
"She feeds Alana lots of fast food, like McDonald's and Taco Bell," he alleges. "I've seen June give Alana a 20-piece chicken McNugget, and she ate every bite!"
"She lets Alana eat whatever she wants, whenever she wants. That's why she's morbidly obese."
While he is relieved his beloved niece is receiving the help she so desperately needs, Lee doesn't believe Alana's health drama should be exposed on television.
"June is allowing her to be made fun of," he says.
The controversial episode will air on Wednesday, February 25.