A Connecticut woman was breastfeeding at the cafe at a Target when she was confronted by a rude man who she said “verbally assaulted” her.
Jessie Maher was sitting down breastfeeding at the store in the city of Torrington when a man lost his cool and started yelling at her. In the video you can hear him totally go off. The man even called Maher “disgusting.”
“Because I’m feeding my baby, this man is going crazy and I’m shaking,” Maher said.
One customer in particular defended Maher and got very heated about the situation.
“No, don’t shake you’re fine,” the customer said. “He has no right to be doing what he’s doing, you have a baby in your hands.”
“You shouldn’t be ashamed of feeding your baby,” the customer added.
Target employees then confronted the man and got him away from the cafe.
“Oh, I’m good. I’m feeding my baby, and we’re chill and I’ve got some defending women around me,” Maher said to the customers.
Maher then thanked all who helped her.
She posted the video to Facebook and wrote, “Anybody know this a**hole who verbally assaulted me in target this morning while I was breastfeeding my baby? (He’s wearing an Avon shirt) Before the video started rolling he looked at me and said (very angrily), ‘can’t you do that somewhere else?… That’s fucking disgusting.. You are nasty’ (he said a few other things under his breath) I responded with, ‘I am feeding my baby, and I have the right to do it here…walk the fuck away..leave me the f*** alone’ He responded with, (as he’s walking closer and closer to me and getting louder) ‘you are f***ing disgusting…you are f***ing disgusting…you are f***ing disgusting…you whore’ he said a bunch more bullshit that I can not remember ….by this point EVERYONE came to my defense! Target staff and shoppers… Then I started rolling the camera….”
Since Monday afternoon, the video has been viewed more than 5 million times and has gotten over 67, 800 shares.