Breastfeeding mum tweets irony of having to cover up in museum full of nipples
A breastfeeding mother told to cover up has delivered a perfect lesson in irony to a London museum already overflowing with exposed nipples.
Twitter user @vaguechera was breastfeeding her one-year-old son at London's Victoria and Albert Museum when she was "asked to cover up" by a staff member.
"Flashed a nanosecond of nipple while #breastfeeding and was asked to cover up," she tweeted at the time.
Then the irony of it all hit her.
The Victoria and Albert Museum houses a permanent collection of 4.5 million art and design objects from cultures all over the world - and as such it is fair heaving with statues and other depictions of bare-breasted women.
In a series of hilarious tweets, @vaguechera pointed out this fact, posting amusingly captioned photos taken during her visit to the museum.
'Excuse me madam, would you mind covering your breasts with this mask while you feed?' pic.twitter.com/yvRrcpbc3c— Vaguechera (@vaguechera) August 5, 2017
This lighthearted approach to highlighting an important issue - and during World Breastfeeding Week no less - obviously struck a chord with @vaguechera's fellow Twitter users, garnering almost 8000 retweets and more than 15,000 likes.
It also prompted a sincere apology from the museum's director, former UK Labour politician Tristram Hunt, who stated that women could breastfeed wherever they like, wherever they feel comfortable, and should not be disturbed.
To which @vaguechera replied, "thanks, apology accepted. Staff training maybe? Happy #WorldBreastfeedingWeek !"
thanks, apology accepted. Staff training maybe? Happy #WorldBreastfeedingWeek !— Vaguechera (@vaguechera) August 5, 2017