Kasey Kahne Hates On Public Breastfeeding

NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne has apologized for tweeting disgust over witnessing a mother breastfeeding in the grocery store, but his words of contrition have done little to quiet down the debate!

Kasey Kahne and breastfeeding do not mix. The 31-year-old NASCAR driver has sparked a heated debate after tweeting his reaction to seeing a mother breastfeed her child in the grocery store.

Kasey Kahne

Tuesday Kasey Kahne's Twitter feed read:

"Just walking through supermarket. See a mom breast feeding little kid. Took second look because I was obviously seeing things. I wasn't!"
"One boob put away one boon hanging!!! #nasty"
"I don't feel like shopping anymore or eating"

Though many tweets have since been deleted from the NASCAR driver's account, those quick to take a screenshot of a resulting conversation caught Kahne directly insulting a mother who objected to his statements. User @KnittingRad wrote Tuesday, "wow, you're kind of a douchebag, where would you propose that baby eat, the restroom? Would you eat in the restroom?"

Kasey Kahne then shot back, "and your a dumb b***h".

By Wednesday Kasey Kahne had changed his tune and issued the following statement on Facebook:

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 breast feeding children. I want to make that clear.

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 wasn't the correct approach, and, after reading your feedback, I now have a better understanding of why my posts upset some of you.

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.

Kasey Kahne

Many have agreed with KnittingRad and posted messages supporting the right to breastfeed in public, yet a large number stand behind the racecar driver's opinions. One female, echoing the thoughts of many, wrote on Facebook, "You were well within your rights to feel shocked. The mother could have (should have) gone to her car. The grocery store is for shopping, NOT breastfeeding!"

What do you say in response to Kasey Kahne's breastfeeding Twitter comments?

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Jack February 21, 2013 | 1:52 PM

Paul, you are the moron. There is NO reason to upset others, and breastfeed in such a way, that it offends others. Carry a towel, or something else, and cover YOURSELF. It's just common sense. Paul, go back to Oprah.

Paul December 31, 2011 | 8:55 AM

What is wrong with america? Has so many women decided to use formula that its affected our intelligance? Kasey Kayne you seem ignorant to the fact that babies are a needy and unpreditable. When you got one crying in your hands, you give them what they need. So next time you see a breastfeeding baby think about what they want, not just what the mother is doing to supply that want. Now I hope your Nascar carrier burns out and you make room for another new and honorable driver. You are a moron to use twiter anyway. Just a heads up for you to think on.

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