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NASCAR's Kasey Kahne apologizes for breast-feeding tweet

December 29, 2011 | 11:15 am

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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."

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

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