Sports Now

Sports news from Los Angeles and beyond

« Previous Post | Sports Now Home | Next Post »

NASCAR's Kasey Kahne apologizes for breast-feeding tweet

December 29, 2011 | 11:15 am

NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne committed a huge faux pas Tuesday when he tweeted a disparaging comment after witnessing a woman breast-feeding in a supermarket.

Kahne tweeted: "Just walking though supermarket. See a mom breast feeding little kid. Took second look because obviously I was seeing things. I wasn't!"

He then described what he saw in graphic detail followed by #nasty. Kahne added: "I don't feel like shopping anymore or eating."

Unsurprisingly, he received a flood of angry tweets from his more than 100,000 followers.

@meadowgirl wrote: "@kaseykahne you're nasty. glad to know you are living up to every negative NASCAR stereotype. #boobsarefoodforbabie"

@Jaime0211 chimed in: "@kaseykahne oh you're opening up your self to some posses off mothers. Don't you think that baby deservered to eat?"

Kahne, a 31-year-old who finished the year fourth in the NASCAR standings, apologized Wednesday by posting this to his account: "I understand that my comments regarding breastfeeding posted on Twitter were offensive to some people ... I wanted to apologize for saying what I said to you yesterday. It was out of line. If you want to talk more please DM me."


What's your favorite sports moment from 2011?

Tim Tebow and Bill Maher might be more similar than you think

Oregon's Mark Asper saves choking man at Lawry's 'Beef Bowl' [Video]

 --Melissa Rohlin

Photo: Kasey Kahne. Credit: Brandon Wade / Getty Images.