Target Employees Shut Down A Jerk Who Tried To Shame A Customer For Breastfeeding

Jessie Maher of Canton, Connecticut, was shopping at Target when her newborn demanded to be fed. She sat down and it wasn’t long before another customer started to berate Maher for daring to feed a human being in the food court. She caught the exchange, and the response of Target employees and other diners, on her phone.

Maher writes:

“Anybody know this asshole who verbally assaulted me in target this morning while I was breastfeeding my baby?”
“Before the video started rolling he looked at me and said (very angrily), ‘can’t you do that somewhere else? That’s fucking disgusting. You are nasty.’ He said a few other things under his breath.”
“I responded with, ‘I am feeding my baby, and I have the right to do it here… walk the fuck away… leave me the fuck alone.'”
“He responded with, (as he’s walking closer and closer to me and getting louder) ‘you are fucking disgusting… you are fucking disgusting… you are fucking disgusting… you whore.” He said a bunch more bullshit that I can not remember… by this point EVERYONE came to my defense! Target staff and shoppers. Then I started rolling the camera.”

Sorry that you’re so disgusted by boobs, old man. But I do feel like I have to point out that you probably breastfed when you were a newborn.

And the response of Target employees is no surprise. Their employee handbook is very clear on the manner:

“Guests may openly breastfeed in our stores or ask where they can go to breastfeed their child. When this happens, remember these points:”

“Target’s policy supports breastfeeding in any area of our stores, including our fitting rooms, even if others are waiting.”

“If you see a guest breastfeeding in our stores, do not approach her.”

“If she approaches and asks you for a location to breastfeed, offer the fitting room (do not offer the restroom as an option).”

And it’s perfectly legal to breastfeed her baby anywhere she is also allowed to be.

Commenters on Facebook were quick to praise the actions of employees and criticize the angry man.

“Seeing as he’s not starving maybe he should eat in a bathroom or with a blanket over his head,” one reads.

Another states that “as much as I see a little, small, pathetic man lashing out on a mother with a young baby, I see even more how many people stood up for you.”

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