Olivia later tweeted that the milk was not actually breastmilk.
Oh wait some of you thought that was really breast milk? Oh dear. Uh thank you? But my boobs aren't that generous. Haha.Many however did not think her joke was funny. Many breatfeeding mothers and advocates too offense to her "joke."
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) August 24, 2014
.@oliviawilde Happy 2 give u ways u can REALLY show ur support to us bf moms. Ur stunt was a slap in face 2 those of us who work hard 2 bf.Some say that she is being insensitive to mothers who struggled to breasfeed. But I ask, is that her problem? Although I understand why some mothers may feel upset or offended by watching a mother waste breastmilk even in a joking manneer, I have to ask, is it right to be offended by it. Does Olivia Wilde have to think about every mother who struggled to breastfeed and didn't make enough milk before trying to make a breastfeeding joke? If her purpose was to get people talking about breastfeeding, well it worked. And so what if she did pump a bucket full of breastmilk and want to dump it on her head? It is her body, her milk, isn't it her right to do whatever she wants with it? As long as her baby is fed and healthy, she can do whatever she wants with her excess milk. It should not make any mother feel insecure or sad because they didn't have enough milk or because they struggled.
— Kim Simon (@mamabythebay) August 24, 2014
What are your thoughts? Should mothers with lots of milk not joke or brag about milk so that stuggling breastfeeing mothers wont get offended? What say you?