Thursday, June 19, 2014

Wendy Williams Show Gets Nurse In Protest After She Condemns Public Breast Feeding

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Wendy Williams is known for stirring up controversy on the news of the day segment of her show, and now the talk show host is currently facing serious backlash for her opinions on public breastfeeding. While discussing Karlesha Thurman, the 25-year-old college graduate who posted a picture of herself breastfeeding her daughter at her graduation ceremony, thereby stirring a maelstrom of criticism, Wendy expressed her staunch opposition to breastfeeding in public, saying;

"I am all for breastfeeding, but do not like breastfeeding in public. I don’t want to see it at my kitchen table, I don’t want to see it at Target, I don’t want to see it at Starbucks, in the airplane -- and I especially don’t want to see it at graduation.”

To protest Wendy Williams using the platform of her show to pull down breast-feeding, 30 lactating mothers have protested in front of the studio of "The Wendy Williams Show". All the women were defiantly nursing their babies to protest the host’s dissing of Karlesha Thurman.

The protest was called a nurse-in and dubbed “Milkies in Manhattan” by organizer Patricia Villaverde, a breastfeeding advocate who rallied mommy bloggers and other women via social media. In between nursing sessions with her 2-and-a-half-year-old daughter, whom she carried in a front pack, Villaverde told Yahoo Shine;

“I found it so hypocritical that she says she’s fine with breastfeeding but that she doesn’t want to see it. Why is she making a nursing mother feel like her only option is to hide?” The idea behind the nurse-in, she added, was “not meant to be a breast-is-best thing” but simply an attempt to “normalize what’s normal.” 

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