NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne went on an anti-public breastfeeding tirade on his Twitter page yesterday, later deleting his tweets without apology (see below).
Kahne tweeted that he was grossed out to see a woman breastfeeding in a grocery store, hashtagging #nasty and said he didn’t feel like shopping or eating anymore.
After a woman on Twitter told him that she disagreed, he called her a “dumb bitch.”
Kahne’s NASCAR sponsor Great Clips, released a statement apologizing for his tweet: “Our apologies for this. Please know that response was uncalled for & does not reflect our organization.”
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Kahne has finally apologize for Twitter posts on his Facebook page: “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."
“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.”
Thousands of people on his site left comments, many supporting the popular driver, who earned $4.7 million this year.