Time Breastfeeding Frenzy Gets “SNL” Treatment
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Jamie Lynne Grumet is a stay-at-home mom from Los Angeles who set off a national debate about attachment parenting when she allowed herself to be photographed breastfeeding her three-and-a-half year-old son on the cover of Time magazine last week.
But the controversy took a side-splitting turn when Grumet was racked over the coals by the comic geniuses at Saturday Night Live over the weekend. On SNL’s latest edition of Weekend Update, castmember Seth Meyers used Grumet and her questionable cover for a segment of “Really!?!”
“I have nothing against breastfeeding. But there are more appropriate places to breastfeed your kid than the cover of Time magazine. For example page 3 of Time magazine or, you know, not in a magazine at all.”
“When I first glanced at the cover…I thought: Did the kid from Modern Family sexually assault his yoga instructor? This photo doesn’t say I’m a loving mother feeding my son; it says I’m the crazy queen from Game of Thrones.”
Grumet told Time that her mother breastfed her until she was 6 and that she posed for the cover because she wants to make extended breastfeeding publicly acceptable. She said that strangers have threatened to “call social services on me or [said] that it’s child molestation” when they see her nursing in public.
“People have to realize this is biologically normal. The more people see it, the more it’ll become normal in our culture. That’s what I’m hoping. I want people to see it.”