Some are calling the image beautiful, while others find it offensive. But is it really offensive to breastfeed? Some say breastfeeding in public is indecent. Others say, what better way to carry their baby food and feed their child? As for Wilde’s photos, I’ve seen more indecent images on the cover of Cosmopolitan, Glamour, and Shape magazines, than what we see in this photo.
Being shot with Otis is so perfect because any portrait of me right now isn’t complete without my identity as a mother being a part of that. Breast-feeding is the most natural thing. I don’t know, now it feels like Otis should always be on my breast. It felt like we were capturing that multifaceted woman we’ve been discussing—that we know we can be. You can be someone who is at once maternal and professional and sexy and self-possessed. [But] I mean, I certainly don’t really look like that when I’m [typically] breast-feeding. And there’s usually a diaper involved. – Olivia Wilde
Breastfeeding image: Roberto Cavalli dress; Yossi Harari earrings; Prada scarf, shoes; Lanvin ring
Above image: Prada dress, scarf; Jennifer Fisher earrings
Photography: Patrick Demarchelier for Glamour. Read more here.
So what do you think? Is Wilde’s breastfeeding photo inappropriate or beautiful?
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