Be careful what you say on Twitter.
NASCAR Driver Kasey Kahne is apologizing today for slamming a breastfeeding mom in a comment he made the other day, plus another tweet where he called someone a b*tch.
On Tuesday, Kahne took to Twitter to express his disgust with a mom he saw breasteeding in the supermarket, including tweets that said: “Just walking through supermarket. See a mom breast feeding little kid. Took second look because I was obviously seeing things. I wasn’t!”
He added, “One boob put away one boob hanging!! #nasty” and “I don’t feel like shopping anymore or eating.”
In addition, he came down hard on Twitter user @KnittingRad, who came to the defense of the breastfeeding mama: “I hope someday you have a kid and someone tells your wife that feeding your child looks nasty.”
His response? “And your a dumb b*tch.”
He has since apologized on Facebook or at least his PR people wrote up an apology:
“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.
He also apologized to the Twitter user he called a b*tch, tweeting: “I wanted to apologize for saying what I said to you yesterday. It was out of line. If you want to talk more please DM me.”