What’s so controversial about a mother and her son appearing on a magazine cover? Well, when the boy is three and standing on a chair so he can breastfeed, it tends to get people talking. The latest Time magazine cover has stirred up a massive controversy on motherhood and breasfeeding, and celebrities are weighing in on Twitter.
Some took to the site to defend attachment parenting, the subject of the cover story. Mayim Bialik, who’s the most well-known advocate of the parenting style, says she’s been inundated with interview requests and wrote, “i am going to bat about this TIME cover photo for all of the amazing women who helped me be the mother i was…” Alyssa Milano also spoke out against the cover choice, writing, “@Time, no! You missed the mark! You’re supposed to be making it easier for breastfeeding moms. Your cover is exploitive & extreme.”
Another famous figure used the cover to promote his own unrelated agenda. Rush Limbaugh said, “Improving Time’s cover: Replace the mother with a Statue of Liberty… and you’ve got the Obama platform.”
Of course, comedians couldn’t resist the urge to mock the boob-related controversy. Dane Cook said, “Time Magazine’s cover is pretty ballsy or t***tsy. The kid looks nourished. Wonder if they call that the yum yum chair.” The Venture Bros.‘ James Urbaniak added, “I’m just glad the blindfolded woman on the Newsweek cover isn’t able to see the woman breastfeeding the 3-year-old on the Time cover.” And Jen Kirkman said, “You think TIME is controversial? I will be on the cover of Cat Fancy next month ‘breast feeding’ Marky Mark.”