The woman responsible for the photograph portraying two military mothers breast-feeding their children has been fired by her civilian job after the company claims bad publicity from the photo, reports Fox News.
Crystal Scott, also the spokeswoman for the Spokane based company Mom2Mom that is responsible for the photos, was fired from her job as an x-ray technician after she released the photo that she hoped would pressure the military into being more eager to help nursing mothers. Unfortunately, the military condemned the photo, stating reasons that the military uniform can not be used to promote a product or cause.
For those unaware, Mom2Mom is a support group made of military moms that came together to raise overall awareness about breast-feeding within the military.
Scott told Right This Minute that she feels like her civilian job used the media as an excuse for firing her after she complained about gender discrimination within the workplace only a week earlier.
“It’s sad because the media has portrayed Mom2Mom in such a positive light,” Scott said.
“I was doing something for the good of people. I feel like our organization is making positive changes for women all over the world. To be punished for something that was good was unfortunate.”
With National Breast-feeding awareness week approaching in August, the photo was originally slated to be published on the Facebook page for Mom2Mom, but after some critics found the photo to be exploiting the women, the idea was quickly scratched from their plans.
“The military photographs were NEVER meant to exploit, promote or to use the military uniform to help our group.” said Mom2Mom.
According to reports, both of the military moms that were part of the photograph have been reprimanded accordingly for their participation in the photo shoot while wearing their uniforms.
Do you think Crystal Scott deserved to be fired from her civilian job for the media attention surrounding her breast-feeding awareness group?