Jessie Maher was nursing her baby at a Target in Connecticut when a man saw her and began shouting, “Can’t you do that somewhere else? That’s f***ing disgusting. You are nasty,” he said.
When the man refused to leave her alone, the quick-thinking mom took out her phone and began recording the incident.
In a statement, Target supported Maher and breastfeeding in their retail locations:
“At Target, we want all of our guests to feel comfortable shopping with us. Our breastfeeding policy, which applies to all stores, is just one of the ways in which we support our guests. Guests who choose to breastfeed in public areas of the store are welcome to do so without being made to feel uncomfortable.”
Along with the video, Jessie wrote:
“Anybody know this asshole who verbally assaulted me in target this morning while I was breastfeeding my baby? (He’s wearing an Avon shirt) 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….”