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Gross Or Great Idea? Celebrities Weigh In On Time Cover Controversy

By Joanna |

Time Magazine's May 21 Issue

Oh, the French are probably laughing at us right now. And they have every reason to chuckle over this too, if you ask me.

The Twitterverse has once again erupted over Time Magazine’s May 21 cover, which features 26-year-old mom Jamie Lynne Grumet breastfeeding her almost 4-year-old son, while asking it’s readers, “Are You Mom Enough?” And it’s not the image of a toddler standing on a chair and breastfeeding that’s disturbing us, it’s the fact that Time has decided to start a shit storm in the mommy wars once again by making some of us feel like inadequate parents if we don’t follow the rules that go along with attachment parenting. Go ahed and raise your hand if you know what I’m talking about.

And of course — and you shouldn’t be surprised over this — there were plenty of celebrities out there who have decided to chime in on the controversy via their Twitter account today. You’d be surprised to read that even pro-breastfeeding supporters such a celebrity moms Mayim Bialik and Alyssa Milano have given the Time cover a shady side-eye look while other celebrities simply think it’s just “gross.” Yep, there was a celebrity that said breastfeeding a 3-year-old toddler is “gross.”

And then there are celebrity moms Lisa Rinna and Josie Maran that have added their two cents about the cover, too. Basically, everyone is talking about it. Check out our slideshow of celebrities tweeting about the cover and tell us, do you think Time’s cover is tacky and tasteless, or well-done and though provoking?

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Gross Or Great Idea? Celebrities Weigh In On Time Cover Controversy

Mia Farrow

"natural human weaning age is 2- 7 yrs. benefits incl. immune protection, better social adjustment & decrease in breast cancer. v/@TIME"
Source via Twitter

Photos via Time,


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About Joanna



Hailing from South Florida, Joanna Mazewski is a happily married, but sometimes exhausted, mother of a 5-year-old Disney-obsessed princess and 3-year-old Jedi-in-training. Joanna has been following the world of entertainment and celebrities since '05, having served as the Editor-in-Chief of Celebrity News Service and as a personal assistant for one of the original James Bond screenwriters. Read bio and latest posts → Read Joanna's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “Gross Or Great Idea? Celebrities Weigh In On Time Cover Controversy

  1. scallywag says:

    What’s interesting is the implied sexuality of the cover (and perversely the sense of indecency of a young boy suckling on his mother’s breast) which if we are to go by popular culture, has sexualized the breast as a phallic symbol whilst at the same time neglecting to realize that breasts actually exist for a biological reason- to provide milk for the rearing of the young.

    Turning a personal child rearing decision on a polemic on aesthetics is merely pandering and an ingenuous attempt by Time to stir the boat….

  2. b says:

    Joanna Krupa – gain some weight and then talk to me.

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