Breastfeeding Is ‘Nasty,’ Tweets NASCAR Driver Kasey Kahne
“Just walking through supermarket. See a mom breast feeding little kid. Took second look because I was obviously seeing things. I wasn’t.”
I don’t feel like shopping anymore or eating.”
“One boob put away and one boob hanging! #nasty”
These are the lovely sentiments Tweeted by NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne. No, he’s not 12, in case you were wondering. Believe it or not, he’s actually a grown man. But that didn’t stop Kahne from going off on a Twitter rant when he spotted a woman breastfeeding her baby at the supermarket. Poor guy was so turned off he couldn’t even finish shopping.
But, wait, there’s more! Some of Kahne’s Twitter followers called him out for being a jerk, including one woman who had this to say:
“I hope someday you have a kid and someone tells your wife that feeding your child looks nasty. Stay classy, asshole.”
Kahne then dug himself into a deeper hole by calling her a “dumb bitch” in response. Classy indeed.
The NASCAR star then turned to Facebook to apologize. “I understand that my comments regarding breastfeeding posted on Twitter were offensive to some people. For that, I apologize. It was in no way my intention to offend any mother who chooses to breastfeed her child, or, for that matter, anyone who supports breastfeeding children. I want to make that clear,” he wrote.
“In all honestly, I was surprised by what I saw in a grocery store. I shared that reaction with my fans on Twitter. It obviously wasnâ€™t the correct approach, and, after reading your feedback, I now have a better understanding of why my posts upset some of you,” he continued. “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. I respect the mother’s right to feed her child whenever and wherever she pleases.”
Yeah, okay, thanks buddy.
There are always going to be people who find breastfeeding nasty. And you now what? That’s fine. Because, really, who cares? But when that person’s a public figure, he should keep those thoughts to himself, plain and simple. It’s called maturity.