Kasey Kahne Tweets About Breastfeeding
Do you hear that screeching sound? That is NASCAR Driver Kasey Kahne as he backpedals… After encountering a woman breastfeeding her baby in a grocery store, Kahne Tweeted using the hash tag “#nasty.” Unfortunately for Kahne, his followers lashed out at him and he engaged in an argument with one Tweeter calling her a “bitch!”
Kahne went on to post an apology saying “In all honesty, I was surprised by what I saw in a grocery store. I shared that reaction with my fans on Twitter. It obviously wasn’t the correct approach, and, after reading your feedback, I now have a better understanding of why my posts upset some of you.” In the end, he only apologized about offending his followers and even ended his statement by saying, “My comments were not directed at the mother’s right to breastfeed. They were just a reaction to the location of that choice, and the fashion in which it was executed on that occasion.”
Now I get that the fact that since he has a male appendage and has never had a screaming infant wanting to be fed; that he wouldn’t understand the need to breastfeed regardless of where the mother happened to be at the time. Guess what? Life doesn’t stop when you have a baby. You still have to grocery shop and run daily errands. If you need to feed your baby during those errands, then who cares? Now Kahne did not say whether the mother was feeding the baby with a blanket over her breast or not. Even so, if the baby was eating, the mother's breast wouldn’t be showing any more than if she was wearing a low cut shirt. There is NOTHING about feeding a baby that is offensive, and the fact that he thought it was offensive enough to post on Twitter shows his ignorance.
So what do you think about his comments? Should women not feed their babies in the grocery store?