Is it really offensive to see a woman breastfeeding?
Is it even more offensive for a celebrity to show herself breastfeeding her twins, on national TV?
Julie Bowen, who stars in ABC's Modern Family made this controversial move on The George Lopez Show on Mon, May 17th. Not only did she voluntarily give George the photo of sons John and Gus, who just turned 1, she also demonstrated how you hold twins and breastfeed both at the same time -- it's called "the double football hold."
Julie couldn't have been more charmingly candid about revealing what is a beautiful photograph of herself doing what comes naturally -- "I had the picture and I hope you are brave enough to show it," she told George. "It's the end of my career." There has been a report that when Julie appeared earlier on The View, she wasn't allowed to show the pic. But she did talk hilariously to "the ladies" about breastpumping, while driving!
Strangely to me, when we put this photo up on HollywoodLife.com -- we had some immediate emails -- imploring us to take it down.
"It's offensive," said one. "It's too shocking," said another.
But why? Why is a photo of a mom breastfeeding -- something that has now been confirmed by numerous studies, as the healthiest way to feed your baby -- either offensive or shocking?
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