A South Carolina woman was recently fired from her job for threatening to punch breastfeeding women and their babies.
Former Petsense manager Carly Clark angered the internet when she posted a rant on Facebook about women breastfeeding in public. She wrote:
“I’m not sorry – The next female that tries to whip her boob out to breastfeed in front of my kids will get a black eye, move that baby [because] I’ll punch it too. #zerocare #why #inpublicletsjustshowkidsboobs #notmine”
I think that women should use discretion and decency when feeding in public. I do not think they should just whip a breast out and throw modesty out the window. However, as a pregnant woman who intends to breastfeed, I do not think there is anything wrong with feeding an infant the way God intended for us to.
This lady has some serious issues to work out if she thinks that punching women and babies is any kind of solution to what she deems a problem.
Reaction was swift, with mothers flooding to the official Petsense page to complain about Ms Clark and threatening to stage a “nurse-in” at her store.
Ms Clark clearly wasn’t pleased with the idea, and messaged one of the mothers who complained – Kim Reindeau – to complain about her character.
“Do what you want, but I find it very immature to know that you as a mother would go out of your way to come to a place that you know I work at and breastfeed,” she said.
“[I don’t care] who breastfeeds when my kids aren’t around, pulling your boob out in front of my kids on purpose just to prove a point is simple represented by who you are as a person.”
Petsense released a statement on Facebook to apologize and announce that Clark had been let go when they were alerted to her distasteful post.
The pet store wrote, “Petsense demands the highest standards in ethical and personal behavior from our employees. We absolutely would never condone violence such as was recently posted by a former Petsense employee. They are her individual views and do not reflect the views of pet sense or its employees. This individual is no longer employed by Petsense.”
They added, “We sincerely apologize to all of those who have been affected by this situation.”
I say she got what she deserves if you ask me.