A pet store manager from South Carolina, Carly Clark, recently ranted on Facebook, and her post went viral. She threatened to physically hurt any mums she saw breastfeed in public.
Surprisingly, Carly is a mother herself but does not condone public breastfeeding.
Not only is she not okay with it, but she swore that she would punch any mum who does it in her presence.
She even went on to say ‘move that baby [because] I’ll punch it too.’
Women everywhere have taken to social media to express their outrage at Carly and at the pet store, Petsense, she works for.
One tweet called out Petsense, asking how they could employ a person who makes such violent threats against women.
The store quickly responded, releasing a statement announcing Carly’s termination of employment and how her views in no way coincide with theirs.
Many mums could not understand why another mother would be so aggressive and judgemental when it came to feeding in public.
‘Breasts have become so sexualised and it's perfectly okay to use them for advertisements and things like, but as soon as you start breastfeeding in public you get looks and it is not right,’ mum Jessi Vogel explained when talking to The Daily Mail.
One group of mothers were so outraged that they planned to stage a protest in the Petsense store she worked at this Friday, calling it a ‘nurse in.’
Breastfeeding in public continues to be a hot topic and create controversy online. Many mothers have banded together to start movements supporting mums who breastfeed in public.
Model Mara Martin was just recognised for breastfeeding as she strutted down the catwalk during Miami Swim Meek.
Unfortunately, there is so much hate and judgement on social media, and it can negatively impact a lot of mums out there.
But some mums are using it to encourage each other and create a community of support, and we hope that upliftment continues to spread.