Breastfeeding mum calls out internet trolls by posting photo with cleavage-baring Victoria's Secret model
Published 12/03/2016 | 13:12
A Florida mum has responded to internet trolls in a very clever way.
Mum of three Maria Corry posted an image of herself breastfeeding outdoors to Facebook and within hours it was reported no less than five times for violating the social networking site's 'community standards'.
She captioned the image, "I am not typically one to ever do this as I am very private when nursing but with all this nonsense about people bashing other mothers for nursing, I decided to post this.
"You can't see much, but why do poeple get so worked up about this? NORMALIZE BREASTFEEDING! It's nature! It's what boobies are for!!!!!!!!"
In response to those who reported the image, Maria posted a new pic the next day, this time breastfeeding her daughter while holding an image of a cleavage-baring Victoria's Secret model in front of her chest."
So since my breastfeeding photo which showed NOTHING got reported more than FIVE times, I'm posting this," she wrote with the photo on Facebook.
"I bet this won't be reported, because you can see this picture in every mall you step into, huge and blown up outside the store. This is not frowned upon, or ever reported, as it is seen everywhere.
"But a women nurturing and feeding their baby is looked down on. That is completely absurd! Moms, post your breast selfies below. Nurse in public.
"People who think breastfeeding is nasty, or looked at sexually is a pedophile for even thinking of it in that way! Breastfeeding is natural, it's what our breasts were meant for!
"In other countries breastfeeding is praised, and welcomed everywhere! In America, people have so much negative things to say about it! I'm done with this stupid nonsense.
"I can't believe how much backlash my photo got, but more importantly I got tons of support and I thank you all. And again, BREAST IS BEST!"
Maria later clarified her comments about paedophiles with a note, "When I said pedophile, I was just hurt and angered someone was reporting my picture. I think anyone who sees breastfeeding as a sexual act, does have something wrong in their head though."