Almost a week after Nancy Miller said she had "nothing to apologize for" about her aversion to uncovered breastfeeding, the Courier-Journal has revised her review. Removing the bit "about a breastfeeding mother who was dining [at Palermo Viejo], the CJ writes that "upon reflection, we agree with those who objected to including the mention of breastfeeding in the review." The editorial note goes on to say that Miller's review "prompted a valuable community discussion about public breastfeeding, which is lawful under Kentucky law," but does not say whether Miller actually understands the legal penalties for asking nursing mothers "to bring a cover-up." The "breastfeeding discussion" page links to a string of comments from Miller's original paragraph:
I'm all for mothers (I am one) and I'm all for eschewing baby formula for the real thing. But I wish the nursing mother at an adjoining table would have thought to bring a cover-up or would not have assumed that other diners would welcome being that close to what is undeniably a natural and loving bonding experience. However, Palermo Viejo is the kind of place where guests feel comfortable to be themselves and revel in the togetherness that's fostered by a much beloved neighborhood restaurant. That's a good thing, but so is a cover-up.The non-controversial (and possibly clearer) edited paragraph now reads:
Palermo Viejo is the kind of place where guests feel comfortable to be themselves and revel in the togetherness that's fostered by a much beloved neighborhood restaurant.
The CJ says they would "welcome continued discussion," as would Eater.
· Discussion of breastfeeding [Courier-Journal]
· Edited Palermo Viejo Review [Courier-Journal]
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