NASCAR’s Kasey Kahne is usually loved by the ladies, but the driver took a lot of heat recently after seeing a woman breastfeeding at a grocery store and expressing his disgust on Twitter, adding the hash-tag “#nasty.” Now, Kahne is hoping to mend some fences, issuing an apology for his words via Facebook.
I understand that my comments regarding breastfeeding posted on Twitter were offensive to some people. For that, I apologize,” Kahne writes. “It was in no way my intention to offend any mother who chooses to breastfeed her child, or, for that matter, anyone who supports breastfeeding children.”
Kasey also apologized to the Twitter user whom he called a “dumb b—-” for pointing out his gaffe, admitting that he was “out of line.”
The Toyota driver, who said that he “took a second look” at the breastfeeding mom because “I was obviously seeing things,” adds:
“In all honesty, 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.”
Despite his remarks, Kahne says that he fully supports “the mother’s right to feed her child whenever and wherever she pleases.”
“My comments were not directed at the mother’s right to breastfeed,” Kahne explains. “They were just a reaction to the location of that choice, and the fashion in which it was executed on that occasion.”