He wrote on his Twitter account, "Just walking through supermarket. See a mom breast feeding little kid," he tweeted. "Took second look because obviously I was seeing things I wasn’t!"
When at the grocery store on Tuesday, Kasey Kahne tweeted that he saw a woman breastfeeding her child in an apparently very open way, and expressed his reaction to what he saw, adding a couple (off) color comments to the initial observation. Then Kahne acknowledged in a statement on his Facebook page, “I understand that my comments regarding breastfeeding posted on Twitter were offensive to some people."
One follower named Deana P took offense to this, saying to Kahne ""I hope someday you have a kid and someone tells your wife that feeding your child looks nasty." Later, a woman named Deana P. tweeted to him that she disagreed breastfeeding was 'nasty' and that he was "kind of a douchebag".
It can be a fine line between personal and professional and hopefully this need for an apology doesn't push Kahne too far to the public relations realm on his Twitter account. “In all honestly, I was surprised by what I saw in a grocery store,” Kahne continued.
“I shared that reaction with my fans on Twitter. It obviously wasn’t the correct approach, and, after reading your feedback, I now have a better understanding of why my posts upset some of you.” A good apology goes a long way with the public and stories like this one don't usually have long "legs" as they say in the media.