A mother and fan was removed from a Brad Paisley concert over the weekend, however, she and the police can’t seem to agree as to the reason why. Megan Christopherson was in the pit at Brad Paisley’s concert with her 8 year old daughter and 4 month old strapped to her chest. She told a local news station, it was because she was breastfeeding.
Police asked Christopherson to leave the pit area, offering her a seat in another section or a refund. The infant was not wearing ear protection, and officers say they were afraid for the child’s well being due to the noise and the surge of people in the pit causing bodily harm.
Where you’re at, your child could get crushed. We’re afraid your child’s eardrums are being hurt,” police stated in a YouTube video posted by Christopherson.
However, the mom is saying the real reason she was asked to leave was because nursing her baby was making onlookers feel uncomfortable.
I’m shocked. I’m disgusted at our society that women are shamed into nursing in bathrooms or their cars or feeding their baby in a bottle only because they’re scared to nurse in public,” Christopherson told NBC 7.
“It’s a country concert. I wasn’t at a death metal or a rap concert. It’s pretty somber at country concerts,” she told ABC 10, adding that she trusted her motherly instincts.
First, I’d like to say… country concerts aren’t what I would consider “somber.” Second, onlookers were probably uncomfortable because she had her 4 MONTH OLD BABY in the freakin’ pit at a concert… This lady is bound to get a trophy for “Mother of the Year” for trusting those motherly instincts….which obviously aren’t working properly. I think she should’ve left the baby at home with a babysitter, avoiding this entire situation.