Famous Bachelor Bullies Breastfeeding Mom & Humiliates Her Publicly

breastfeeding debateIf I could create a list of people who shouldn't enter the breastfeeding in public debate, Miami Marlins outfielder Logan Morrison would be high, indeed. Despite this, inexplicably, this baseball player took it upon himself not only to tweet that he didn't like seeing a woman breastfeeding in public, but to TAKE HER PHOTO and tweet it to his fans.

There really are no words for how invasive and wrong this is. As a mom who breastfed two children exclusively, I am well aware of the fact that when a baby needs to eat, he/she needs to eat.

I am also aware of the fact that baseball fields are full of advertisements that use sexy women to sell products. So it's OK then, but not OK when it's sustenance?

Here is what he said via Twitter:

Hey @Nordstrom nothing makes me want to spend $$ like seeing women breastfeeding in your store...

The tweet has since been deleted, largely because many people came down hard on him for his incredibly callous use of social media. "I have nothing against breastfeeding," he claims. But the damage is done.

What on Earth gives this man who has probably never breastfed an infant (OK, DEFINITELY not) the right to comment on a person who was just minding her own business? Even worse, he tweeted a photo of her. It wasn't bad enough that he expressed an ignorant opinion. He had to publicly scorn her as well? He has 118,000 followers!

Here are a few things Morrison needs to know:

  • Babies get hungry.
  • When babies get hungry, they need to eat.
  • Breast milk is the healthiest, best nourishment for a child.
  • Screaming children aren't popular in malls.
  • Screaming babies who are hungry need to be fed.
  • Not all moms can use cover-ups.

Do I need to go on? The fact is, Morrison has no idea what it's like to be a breastfeeding mom. When you have a new baby, the priority is getting that baby fed. It isn't possibly discomfiting a spoiled sports "star" at the mall. Boo-hoo Morrison. Look the other way.

My guess is if this boob had been attached to a Playboy centerfold, he would have had no problem happily staring. As it is, he looks like a voyeuristic freak. Who takes photos of breastfeeding moms? He is entitled to his opinion, sure. But using his position to bully a new mom is just unacceptable.

Stick to baseball, dude.

Does breastfeeding in public offend you?

 

Image via Yiie/Flickr

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paren... parentalrights1

What a bastard. I find people like him to be the highest form of stupid. Society needs to change. Not moms. Keep nursing ladies the law is on your side and it should never have been made taboo in the first place.

tinyp... tinypossum

Baseball players in public offend me. 

nonmember avatar Amy

What a piece of shit. Ew.

MMbales MMbales

he was invasive? she is feeding her child in public for Christ sake. She has no expectation of privacy. She put herself on display and someone else displayed it. Really, you can't have it both ways. pro-public feeders say it a natural thing a woman should be able to anywhere and it is no big deal. The guy in question does appear to be a blowhard, but he didn't confront the woman or invade her personal space. He just posted his loutish opinion with a picture of something that was displayed in a public place for public consumption.

Histo... HistoryMamaX3

Yeah... he's an overpaid idiot. One of societies major problems is the emphasis and importance we place on people who are not overly important.

paren... parentalrights1

The point is not the photo. It was the intention behind it. We post our own nursing photos all the time. He did it with the intention to get abunch of other morons to poke fun at her online.

MOMMY... MOMMY2ACR

I'm sure that if the mom had let her baby scream and go hungry in the store he would have tweeted his dislike for screaming babies in stores. What a douche.

Tracey Plummer

I never breastfed in public. I would always just go to the car where I had nice tinted windows, air conditioning, and I could pop in a book on tape, or a Laurie Birkner cd for the little one. I have nothing against women breastfeeding in public, but I just never felt comfortable doing it.

jrphelps jrphelps

What a piece of crap!!  I had to bf my son once in JCP.  I got no flack or stares what so ever.  I just found a chair by the dressing room & tended to our business.  I actually had people talking to me & telling me how great it was that I was breast feeding. 

jrphelps jrphelps

Has anyone checked out the photo?  You can not even see an inch of flesh.  This guy is a total disgrace to society.

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