Kasey Kahne, NASCAR Star, Apologizes For Disgusted Breastfeeding Tweet

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NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne has kome under fire following a Tweet in which he expressed disgust at seeing a woman breastfeeding in a supermarket.

He has since apologized on his Facebook page.

Kahne wrote: “Just walking through supermarket. See a mom breastfeeding little kid. Took second look because I was obviously seeing things. I wasn’t!”

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A minute later, he wrote: “One boob put away one boob hanging!!! #nasty” followed by “I don’t really feel like shopping any more or eating.”

Kasey Kahne, who finished the year fourth in the NASCAR standings, deleted the post quickly but not before it was reported and outrage ensued.

Thousands of people on his site left comments, many supporting the popular race car driver, but plenty more taking offense at what he wrote.

“You’re horribly sexist, Kasey Kahne, and your misogyny is really unattractive considering the number of female NASCAR fans,” one blogger wrote.

The 31-year-old responded on Facebook:

“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 breast feeding children."

“In all honestly, I was surprised by what I saw in a grocery store. I shared that reaction on Twitter. It obviously wasn’t the correct approach. After reading your feedback, I now have a better understanding of why my posts upset some of you.”

Kahne also apologized in a Twitter post to one of the woman whom he’d called “a dumb bitch” after she objected to his breastfeeding comments.

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I breastfed my 2 children for a year, and 8 months respectively. Not once did a man other than my husband see my breasts, because I am actually considerate of other people. A woman who does not breastfeed discretely is no better than an inconsiderate slut. It's not that hard to cover up.

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My babies would kick, cry and pull off a blanket. Why should I lock myself in my home, let them cry hungry or feed them a bottle just because ignorant people can accept women's tits hanging out of "fashionable" clothing and on bill boards and magazines, but fall apart when they see a half inch of exposed flesh during breastfeeding. Can we say HYPOCRITE???? You don't like to see me breastfeeding my child? LOOK THE OTHER WAY! Or eat YOUR lunch in the toilet or under a blanket. If my child needs to breastfeed, I'm going to do it. Their needs trump yours. If you don't like it, F*CK yourself. But please, don't do it in public. That would be disgusting and I don't want to see it.

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P.S. For those who compare breastfeeding to shitting or pissing in public, how about sneezing and coughing? Should be banned from public, too? How about breathing?? The difference is, those can spread disease. Breastfeeding does NOT. Maybe I find your drinking or eating in public disgusting. Why don't you go eat under a blanket or in a toilet?

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BREAST FEEDING IN PUBLIC, IS ALMOST AS DISGUSTING, AS URINATING IN PUBLIC.

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Obviously, he wasn't breat fed as a child...see what happens, the brain doesn't develop... Douche

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Breastfeeding is a natural way to feed your baby. If I had to make a choice between a screaming baby or someone whipping out their breast, I'd take the latter. However, modesty is just as important. No one wants to see a womans breast while they breastfeed. What I can't understand, if this offended him, why did he continue to watch? What compelled him to put it on twitter and facebook?

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I use to breast feed my son in public, but I just didn't let my boobs hang out. I'll cover with a blanket. I know people will stare or be offended, and besides ill be uncomfortable if everyone took a look at my milky boobs.

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Oh lord here's the mom brigade... just b/c u choose to breastfeed doesn't mean everyone has to deal w/it too. Of course it's perfectly natural but, it is also a private moment between woman and child. I've seen women in restaurants/public places pull it out and get going, I DON'T want to see or hear that, do that sh*t in the bathroom or in ur car, don't act like a cow.

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He's entitled to his opinion and quite honestly I'd have been disgusted too. You're in a supermarket, a very public place, breastfeeding without considering the other people surrounding you. I understand your child was hungry but there are blankets that could have been used to cover up or she could have used a breast pump ahead of time. The consideration of other people is just as important. He is to blame for being rude to peoples comments but if disgusted is how he felt, then that's how he felt.

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Also by "ignorant people" I mean men who think breasts are ONLY SEXUAL and are suppose to look like two perfect circles.

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