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Why Are Alyssa Milano's Breastfeeding Photos Offensive but Kim K's Naked Derrière Isn't?

Short & Sweet

Actress Alyssa Milano responded to backlash against two photos of her breastfeeding her daughter that she posted to Instagram, asking Twitter followers why people were offended by her breastfeeding photos but not Kim Kardashian's #BreakTheInternet nude Paper magazine cover.

The Lowdown

Milano, 41, posted two photos of herself breastfeeding her 2-month-old daughter, Elizabella Dylan, on Instagram. While many people praised Milano for posting the photos and being open about breastfeeding, some said they didn't think the photos should have been shared with the world on social media.

Basically, we live in a society where it's perfectly fine to bare your bum for no reason at all, but when you share a photo of a mother nourishing her child, partially exposed, that should be private. What?

Let's all be honest, Kim Kardashian's photos of her "assets" were fame-seeking. Alyssa Milano's photo of herself feeding her baby girl was to break the stigma surrounding mothers breastfeeding their children. One woman had a purpose to make the world a better place, and the other woman just wanted more attention.

The Upshot

We still live in a world where Victoria Secret's stores can show half-naked women in their windows, catalogs and commercials to sell lingerie and no one gets offended, but the moment a mother takes out her breast to feed her child, she is chastised for exposing herself. The world is a twisted place when an oiled up celebrity's derriere is less offensive to the masses than a mother's partially exposed breast while feeding her infant.

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