'Bachelorette' Star's Insult to Breastfeeding Moms Is Totally Harmless

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J.P. Rosenbaum & Ashley Hebert

Uh-oh. Looks like someone got a little bit Twitter happy and forgot that there are certain subjects that probably shouldn't be discussed via social media. Bachelorette winner J.P. Rosenbaum shared his thoughts on breastfeeding with his followers, and apparently he's not a huge fan of seeing boobs exposed in public.

He said, "Whats proper etiquette when it comes to breast feeding in public? What i saw this morn on NJ Transit was def pushin the envelope! #sideboob"

(And no, I didn't bother to correct his grammar or spelling. It's a tweet, for crying out loud.)

D'oh! I'll bet you can guess what happened next. Yep -- the Twitterverse got all bent out of shape because J.P. obviously knows nothing about breastfeeding and has no business tweeting about it.

And you have to admit, his comment does sound a bit on the offensive and ignorant side, which is exactly why we should let it slide and give him a pass on this one. Yes, I said we should let J.P. off the hook -- because he has absolutely no clue what he's talking about. He and Ashley Hebert are still in the newlywed phase (barf), and they don't have kids yet. He's not a dad -- so I'm sure seeing anyone's breasts (other than Ashley's) makes him feel pretty uncomfortable and weird (unless he happens to be sitting in a strip club, of course).

Think about it for a second -- before you had kids, didn't you find it a little bit odd when you saw women breastfeeding in public? I know I did. Because all I thought about was the fact that I was looking at a boob -- not that the woman in question was feeding her child, something moms are kind of required to do.

If it sort of creeped me out as a woman, you can only imagine how dudes feel when they see a mom breastfeeding her baby. But just wait until Ashley and J.P. do finally have kids -- he'll totally change his tune. And then he'll probably get all preachy and vocal on Twitter if he and Ash and the baby are out someone gives her a hard time for whipping out the boob.

(Aww. Can't you picture J.P. going to bat for his gal the first time someone gives her a dirty look while nursing? What a great guy.)

Do you think J.P.'s comments are offensive?

 

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Roberta Howard

No he is entitled to his opinion... And there is a proper way to breast feed an infant in public..


 

Choco... Chocodoxies

"I'm sure seeing anyone's breasts (other than Ashley's) makes him feel pretty uncomfortable and weird (unless he happens to be sitting in a strip club, of course)" - That right there is exactly what is wrong with the American view of breasts. Very succinct.  


"Think about it for a second -- before you had kids, didn't you find it a little bit odd when you saw women breastfeeding in public?" - No, I didn't, because I grew up seeing women nurse their babies around me. It always seemed like the "mothering" thing to do to me. I don't think he should be attacked, but he should be educated which is what is happening with his twitter comment being replied to. The American view of breasts and breastfeeding will continue to be what it is unless people speak out, nurse in public, and stop making it taboo.

Prett... PrettyGirlMyers

Nope, not even remotely offensive, or ignorant either, since we're on the subject. There SHOULD be some etiquette when breastfeeding in public because, guess what?, not everyone wants to see a strangers naked breasts, regardless of what she is doing with them! I believe that breastfeeding moms have every right to feed their babies, but I also believe in discretion, and if JP saw what he saw, I'm telling you right now that mom was NOT being discreet, and THAT is ignorant.

lulou lulou

He could simply be asking if he should give up his seat.  I would say the etiquette would be to, granted some women are quite adept.  Although what kind of freaks me out about this - and Im all for nursing rights in public - particularily over a hungry baby anyday - is phone cameras.

amomm... amommy2jack

Why does he get "let off the hook" when everyone else is required to suck it up and praise the publicly breastfeeding mom?  I'm not sure I understand who should be shamed for their reactions and who should not.

nonmember avatar MommaT

I'm all about breast feeding .... BUT you can throw a blanket over the babies head and your entire breast area ! I've gone in people's home who are that discreet!!

nonmember avatar Kaytee

I breastfed my daughter until she was 16 months (exclusively for all you self righteous, so ha)and not once did I bare my boobs in public, I always used a cover out of respect for others. I see no cause for having your boobs hanging out because you're breastfeeding - there's always a corner you can go to privately or at least your car if you can't use a blanket.

OneTo... OneToughMami

If breast feeding is the weirdest or most scandalous thing he has seen on public transit he should be thanking his lucky stars! I'd give a cup size to be able to say breast feeding was the craziest and most inappropriate thing I saw! Keep taking public transportation sweetie that side boob will eventually become what you hope to see lol

heyth... heythereelizah

So much sex and body shaming here. ugh. I am glad seeing naked people doesn't offend me. I could care less if no one wore clothes. I think the world would probably be happier if everyone just stayed naked all the time.

nonmember avatar Me

So it's ok for over weight men or men in general to have there boobs all out for everyone to see but breast feeding I a problem. Like really? Why is it ok for men to walk around topless and over weight men to walk around topless and no one says shit but let some one see a little boob when a women nurses and everyone has to get bent out of shape. Boobs where made to fees babies. The world shouldn't of made them objects of sex and then no one would care. I nurse my baby in public and sometimes I can't cover cause she won't eat or she pulls the blanket off or it's to f***ing hot. Why don't all you people who say throw a blanket over the kid or feed in a bathroom or corner, go eat under a blanket or in a bathroom or corner. See how you like your head covered while you eat or how you like to eat while some one is using the bathroom next to you and then you can tell babies where to eat. Get over people.

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