Superstar singer Adele has slammed celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, after Oliver suggested that breastfeeding was “easy”.
Adele, who has a three-year-old son, didn’t pull any punches during a segue about “breastfeeding mummies” during her concert at the O2 Arena in London.
“It’s f***ing ridiculous, and all those people who put pressure on us, you can go f*** yourselves, alright?” she said.
“Because it’s hard. Some of us can’t do it. I managed about nine weeks with my boobs. I mean, I trip over them. I’ve got a very good push-up bra. Some of my mates got post-natal depression from the way those midwives were talking. Idiots.
“Breastfeed if you can but don’t worry, [formula milk] Aptamil’s just as good. I mean, I loved it, all I wanted to do was breastfeed and then I couldn’t and then I felt like, ‘if I was in the jungle now back in the day, my kid would be dead because my milk’s gone.’
“It’s not funny. That’s how some of us think.”
Adele’s slam came in response to recent comments by Jamie Oliver, who appeared on British radio and said, “We have the worst breastfeeding in the world.
“If you breastfeed for more than six months, women are 50 per cent less likely to get breast cancer. When do you ever hear that? Never.
“It’s easy, it’s more convenient, it’s more nutritious, it’s better, it’s free.”
Oliver has since taken to Twitter to apologise for the remarks, and to confirm that he won’t be starting a campaign around breastfeeding.
“It’s simply an area of interest following my nutritional studies over the last two years,” he said.
“I understand that breastfeeding is often not easy and in some cases not even possible but just wanted to support women who DO breastfeed and make it easier for them to do so.
“As a father — and father-to-be — I would never wish to offend women or mums as I know how incredible they are and I would get a kicking when I got home!”
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