A few weeks ago, golden retriever-looking chef and twee name enthusiast Jamie Oliver said during an interview with LBC Radio that the next big problem-solving mission facing Britain is to fix their breastfeeding problem. Jamie’s solution is for more moms to breastfeed their babies instead of giving them formula, because tit milk is, according to Jamie, easy, convenient, nutritious, better, and free. Sadly, he can probably count out Adele recording a cover of “Rolling in the Deep” called “Sucking on the Nip” to use as the theme song for his nationwide breastfeeding movement, because she’s not having any of it.
Jamie has since Tweeted that he has no plans to launch a Free The Nipple…And Insert It Into A Baby’s Mouth campaign, and sort-of took back that part about it being “easy.” He also joked that he knows better than to say anything that would offend moms, because he’d get a “kicking” when he got home. Jamie was too late. EW says he ended up getting a “kicking” during Adele’s concert at London’s O2 Arena last week after being asked by an audience member about Jamie’s breastfeeding comments. Adele has been pretty secretive about her and her boyfriend Simon Konecki’s 3 1/2-year-old son. (It took nearly a year to find out that his name was Angelo). But she obviously felt that the O2 Arena was a safe space, because she got specific about her baby-feeding habits. She also slapped back at people shading mommies who chose to formula-feed their kids.
“The pressure on us, it’s fucking ridiculous, and all these people who put pressure on us, you can go fuck yourselves. It’s a bit hard, some of us can’t do it. I managed about nine weeks with my boobs…all I wanted to do was breastfeed my kid and then I felt like, if I was in the jungle now back in the day, my kid would be dead because my milk’s gone. Imagine how that makes me feel. It’s not funny.”
Here’s a video of Adele dragging Jamie to Coronation Street and back:
Obviously breastfeeding is a very personal and important moment between a mom and a baby and sometimes a stylist and a photographer and a lighting crew. I also know that some boobs refuse to cooperate, and that’s when formula swoops in and saves the day. With that being said, I think both Adele and Jamie can probably agree that the only pressure you should be giving to a mother is the full force emitted from your “Judging you” face when they tell you they’ve decided to feed their kid Kristin Cavallari’s homemade goat milk formula.