Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011

Julie Bowen's Revealing Photo

The star of ABC's smash hit Modern Family, Julie Bowen, made waves in May of last year when she released a photo of herself topless and breast-feeding her twin sons in what's called the "football hold" — a position that allows twins to nurse simultaneously. The image, taken from above, shows Bowen's bare chest with the two babies latched on. When Bowen told George Lopez on TBS' Lopez Tonight that she wasn't allowed to show the photo on ABC's The View, he promptly displayed it for so long that Bowen got a little embarrassed. And that was before Lopez put up Photoshopped images of the babies suctioning up various other things like the Gulf oil spill. And while Bowen may regret ever releasing the image, at least she didn't pass judgment on women who don't breast-feed.

Not true for fellow celebrity, Gisele Bündchen, whose comments in the September 2010 issue of Harper's Bazaar U.K. provoked a global flurry of condemnation. The supermodel told Harper's that there ought to be a worldwide law requiring breast feeding for six months and added this comment about formula: "Are you going to give chemical food to your child when they are so little?" Bündchen quickly released a clarification on her blog: "I understand that everyone has their own experience and opinions and I am not here to judge."