More than 18,ooo people have signed a petition to stop Seven’s new TV show, Yummy Mummies, from airing.
The reality show, which is coming soon to Seven, follows the life of four wealthy mums-to-be.
The ABP says the reality show trailer, which has already aired, shows a scene portraying “discrimination against breastfeeding mothers”.
In the scene, Yummy Mummies star Maria DiGeronimo, 31, notices a mother breastfeeding in a cafe and says: “Breastfeeding in public is illegal. You just don’t do it”.
Under Australian Federal Law breastfeeding is a right, and it is illegal in Australia to discriminate on the grounds of breastfeeding.
However, the 31-year-old reality star – who went on to breastfeed her own baby – told The Advertiser that she didn’t mean the statement literally.
“I didn’t choose a place that was loud, rowdy, with men who could possibly even be intoxicated. If I would have done that, I’d have covered up, but that’s my opinion and personal choice,” she told reporter Antimo Iannella.
“I wanted a quiet, calm environment so we could bond and share that special moment together,” she added
The TV star says she’s already been judged as a mother after many commenters on social media slammed the one-and-a-half-minute trailer.
“They’ve seen 90 seconds of my entire life. If you can judge someone on 90 seconds of their life, does that tell more about you or me,” DiGeronimo said.