Woman Kicked Out of KFC for Breastfeeding Adult Son-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
A 76-year-old woman was thrown out of a KFC restaurant in Missouri for breastfeeding her 42-year-old son.
A fake news website started this hoax.
The website 28NewsWatch falsely reported that Linda Berrety was kicked out of a KFC restaurant after other customers complained that she was breastfeeding her adult son, Michael:
“This unusual episode has sparked strong reactions on social medias and provoked a huge debate on the limits of breastfeeding in public places, while many customers present at the time of the event seem to have seen a gesture of sexual nature and incest, rather than a gesture of maternal concern.
“’What in God’s name was that?’ claims Ali Belfouz, a customer who witnessed the whole scene. ‘I have nothing against breastfeeding, but that was pure nonsense. I felt like if I was watching some fetish type of porno. You have to be insane to breastfeed your child at that age. They should of got arrested for gross indecency rather then getting expelled.’
“’It’s my right as a mother to breastfeed my child,’ says Mrs. Berrety. ‘If people don’t agree with the way I raise my son, that’s their problem. I have raised a great man, beautiful, tall, who still lives and stays with me. I think I’ve done a great job as a mother and don’t appreciate getting insulted and expelled just because I decided to breastfeed my child a little longer than other mothers.’”
The fake story was quickly shared more than 100,000 times on social media sites and tricked many into believing that it was true. However, the website’s disclaimer sates that its content is “interesting, controversial, abnormal, thought-provoking or satirical.”
And a photo that appears with the story that claims to show Linda and Michael Berrety can easily be proven false. The woman pictured is 78-year-old Edna Martin, and the man is her 39-year-old husband, Simon. The couple has appeared in various news reports and television shows about people who are in relationships with a person half their age.