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to be disappointed with this response from dh

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belle1974 Sun 07-Dec-14 18:56:48

I have been breastfeeding our last child for 2 years now. I have some breastfeeding groups on my newsfeed and I noticed a story on there. It related to a column in the sun where Jeremy Clarkson likened breadtfeeding to urinating. Obviusly I was unimpressed with this and mentioned itto dh. His response was I like Jc because he is not afraid to say what he thinks. I bet a certain parenting site complaiined and implied thst site was millitant. aibu to be disappointed by this response.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sun 07-Dec-14 18:58:30

I breastfed our two until they were two and three respectively, I also really like JC and find him hilarious on many subjects.

The two things are not mutually exclusive.

EatShitDezza Sun 07-Dec-14 18:59:10

Be disappointed but not that much of a deal really is it. He hasn't said he agrees just he likes the twat.

Hurr1cane Sun 07-Dec-14 19:00:00

I used to like JC, then I grew up and realised that he just says really offensive things for publicity and to get a rise out of people, he's just a fully grown man child.

LynetteScavo Sun 07-Dec-14 19:02:44

Just because he likes someone because they say what they think doesn't mean he agrees with them.

Does your DH usually agree with what you say?confused

Cantbelievethisishappening Sun 07-Dec-14 19:03:31

Or alternatively just ignore JC story. I think it has been established many times over that there have been/will always be stories linked to BF with the same views/outrage/dialogue all over the news, social media and internet forums.

december12 Sun 07-Dec-14 19:20:24

JC does a good impression of someone who just says offensive things for the publicity and that's often the headline he gets but if you actually read the article it's usually pretty thought provoking. Sometimes I agree sometimes I don't but I usually enjoy reading it.

Purplepoodle Sun 07-Dec-14 19:21:09

Your dh is allowed to like who he likes and have his own opinions without being judged for them.

LumpySpacedPrincess Sun 07-Dec-14 20:30:53

Yanbu to be disappointed that your partner likes Jeremy Clarkson.

formerbabe Sun 07-Dec-14 20:46:55

What sort of response did you want op?

BeyondRepair Sun 07-Dec-14 20:50:43

I can understand why you feel upset, I know my DH doesn't realise how hard it is to BF sometimes and have that more intense need from the child.
If I held a gun to my DH head and asked him what health benefits my dedication has given this child, he wouldn't know.

So I can understand you feel upset, on the other hand...let it go...JC is silly....

CrispyFern Sun 07-Dec-14 20:51:06

I would be really sad if I had made a child with someone who liked Jeremy Clarkson.

OP - you must need wine

belle1974 Mon 08-Dec-14 06:53:51

Thank you. Have let it go. I suppose I just wanted him to say of course it is different. I guess I am feeling unsupported with natural term weaning. My dd is very dependent on breastfeeding still and I have had grief from inlaws over it. Even dh is starting to say we should stop but it is me who will be dealing with the backlash if I do.

dirkdiggler1 Mon 08-Dec-14 09:34:52

I would be really sad if I had made a child with someone who liked Jeremy Clarkson

The man's a legend. I'm really sad I have to share the world with people like you.

dollius Mon 08-Dec-14 09:38:33

The man is a self important twat with a very exaggerated sense of his importance in this world. He is not particularly bright either.

december12 Mon 08-Dec-14 09:38:58

That's what I wanted to say dirkdigger, that and gosh how boring would life be if you could only make children with people whose opinions you agree with 100%?

DoubleValiumLattePlease Mon 08-Dec-14 09:42:49

Not particularly bright? Right-o then. I suppose his massive personal fortune came from being a bit of a thicker did it? Come along - you can surely do a better insult than to disparage someone's intelligence?

dirkdiggler1 Mon 08-Dec-14 09:44:39

The man is a self important twat with a very exaggerated sense of his importance in this world. He is not particularly bright either

Personally I love the fact that he doesn't take himself too seriously. I'd much rather be like JC than a sanctimonious arsehole.

MarianneSolong Mon 08-Dec-14 09:44:57

I can't stand Jeremy Clarkson. But I also got to a point - around 13 months - where I couldn't stand breastfeeding any more.

december12 Mon 08-Dec-14 09:46:53

TBF Double a good deal of his success is down to the education his parents paid for and the contacts a public school education gets you. Did you know they "invented" Paddington Bear as we know him - with the welly boots?

He's really not thick though. I would love to be able to use words the way he does. I'd choose different subjects but the pictures he can paint with words are brilliant.

BringMeTea Mon 08-Dec-14 09:50:17

Jeremy Clarkson is a total dick. Cheated on his wife multiple times but never admitted it. Hangs out with AA Gill. Started out with a vaguely regional accent. Total wannabe gobshite. HTH.

dirkdiggler1 Mon 08-Dec-14 09:56:16

I'm not sure I would describe someone who's so successful as a 'wannabe'

dollius Mon 08-Dec-14 11:46:11

There are plenty of idiots out there who have amassed large fortunes primarily through being obnoxious loud mouths. Jeremy Clarkson is one of them. And, yes, anyone who equates breast feeding with urinating is a dimwit.

OfaFrenchMind Mon 08-Dec-14 12:09:38

Well, it's smelly, tends to spurt everywhere, and lead you to show things that we do not always want to see... grin
I like JC. It take a bright man to seem both silly and clever. But the clever part is not always caught on by every one....

bbcessex Mon 08-Dec-14 12:18:04

I really, really have no time for JC.. there are many many things that he's done that are deliberately childish, self-serving and in many cases, deliberately inflammatory. I imagine he's a coward as well; I really doubt if he'd be so bullish / opinionated / stupid without a camera team or the BBC behind him.

That said - many people like him, and that's fine... however - I definitely think your DP should have supported your point about breastfeeding being likened to urinating.. that's such a ridiculous comment, I can't see how he could do anything but disagree...

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