In today’s hottest “NASCAR driver might not have a great perspective on the world” news, driver Kasey Kahne offended every single human woman on Twitter when he saw a lady breastfeeding her child at the grocery store and jumped on the Internet to complain about it.
At first you’re like, “maybe he just turned out of the dog food aisle and suddenly there was a tit”, which is reasonably jarring.
But then … no, he was disgusted by it. He was disgusted by what he saw your body doing.
Yeah, you stupid bitch, how is he supposed to buy saltines and Mountain Dew and whatever else it is NASCAR drivers eat now? Unfortunately the expository tweet between the two was deleted, but if you need to know exactly what transported him from Kroger to Barf’s Burgers:
One boob put away and one boob hanging!!! #nasty
So it wasn’t a social thing, and it wasn’t that he felt surprised by what he was seeing or thought breastfeeding should be done in a more private place — he was literally made sick to his stomach by the sight of a breast. Both boobs covered (“put away”) is cool, and both boobs hanging is acceptable, but one in and one out? You might as well be 2 Girls 1 Cupping it in the checkout line. In all seriousness, the image of a bunch of women walking around the grocery store in Andre the Giant singlets is hilarious. Also in seriousness, f**k this guy.
In case you were wondering, yes, he did the Social Media Abusing Athlete Walk Of Shame:
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.
I guess “I respect women and understand the complexity of motherhood” is what he meant by #nasty.