NASCAR Driver Tweets Disgust Over Nursing Mom

'Nasty!' grumbles Kasey Kahne when he spots breastfeeding at store
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 29, 2011 12:03 AM CST
NASCAR Driver Tweets Disgust Over Nursing Mom
Kasey Kahne speaks at a press conference following his win in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Kobalt Tools 500 at Phoenix International Raceway last month in Arizona.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne was so disgusted when he spotted a mom nursing her baby at a local grocery store that he immediately tweeted his utter revulsion. “One boob put away, one boob hanging!!! Nasty,” tweeted the overwhelmed car jockey. "I don't feel like shopping anymore or eating." When a female follower complained about his reaction, he called her a "dumb B," reports Mediaite.

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"It’s rather stunning to see misogyny and sexist comments about breastfeeding from a NASCAR driver, especially considering the percentage of female fans of the sport, and NASCAR’s effort to reach them,” noted blogger Sarah Wendell. Kahne's NASCAR sponsor was mortified and apologized to the Twitter follower Kahne insulted. “Our apologies for this. Please know that response was uncalled for and does not reflect our organization,” Great Clips tweeted. Kahne removed the tweets and finally apologized on Facebook for his slam and breastfeeding comments. “I was surprised by what I saw," he explained. "I understand that my comments were offensive to some. For that, I apologize. I respect the mother's right to feed her child whenever and wherever she pleases." (Read more Kasey Kahne stories.)

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