We aren’t sure how this comment was supposed to stimulate debate – as breastfeeding is about feeding your baby and ensuring they are nourished and fed and not crying in hunger – whilst lovemaking is about satisfying a carnal desire….not a need like hunger!
Read below and tell us what you think……
The BBC has apologised after a local radio presenter compared breastfeeding in public to having sex in restaurant
The BBC has apologised after a local radio presenter compared breastfeeding in public to having sex in restaurant.
James Hazell hosted a debate about whether women should feel able to breastfeed in public during his show on BBC Radio Suffolk on Monday.
But when one of his guests described the act as ”the most natural thing in the world” the radio presenter launched an astonishing attack.
He said: ”Next time you are out having a meal at a restaurant, on the basis that it [breast feeding] is the most natural thing in the world, I will come in there with my wife and then make love right in front of you.
”Seriously though the point is valid isn’t it?
”The point being you say it [breastfeeding] is the most natural thing in the world, and that is fine, but there are a lot of natural things that we dont do in public.”
Mr Hazell has come under fire for his comment, which has been described as ”crass” by mum-of-two Laura Cardwell, from Ipswich, Suffolk.
She said: ”I was asked to do an interview on James Hazell’s morning show for BBC Radio Suffolk.
”I listened to the programme later with interest, only to find what should have been a positive affirmation for breastfeeding mothers was turned into crass and ignorant nonsense.
”I was appalled. There is nothing more natural than nursing your baby.
”Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but surely the point of being a radio host is to broadcast issues and listen to listenersâ feedback, not to push the hostâ s views on to us.”
A BBC spokesman said the comment was aimed to ”stimulate debate” and apologised. He said: ”We apologise if James Hazellâ s comments have caused offence to some of the audience.
”The comment was intended to stimulate a debate around the issues of breastfeeding in public and give listeners an opportunity to discuss the issue openly and to voice opinions for both sides of the argument.”