A mother posted a hateful message to Facebook where she threatened to punch women and their babies if they breastfed in front of her.
Furious parents shared the shocking social media rant in which mother Carly Clark said she was ‘not sorry’.
Carly, from South Carolina, US, made the violent threats because she said didn’t want her children to see women breastfeeding in public.
Screenshots of the status – which are understood to have now been deleted – show it read: ‘I’m not sorry.
‘The next female that tries to whip her boob out to breastfeed in front of my kids will get a black eye, move that baby bc [because] I’ll punch it too [sic].
‘#zerocare #why #inpublicletsjustshowkidsboobs #notmine.’
After finding out Carly worked as a manager at pet shop Petsense, some outraged parents sent screenshots to the company.
Petsense issued an online statement claiming they did not ‘condone violence such as was recently posted by a Petsense employee’ and that they did not represent the company’s views.
A few hours later, a follow-up message claimed that following an investigation, the individual was ‘no longer employed’.
Some mothers had threatened to stage a ‘nurse in’ at Carly’s shop to protest against the threatening message.
Mum-of-two Jessi Vogel, 25, from Nebraska, US, said: ‘I was angry. I am a nursing mum with my second baby.
‘I already find that breastfeeding is quite hard on my body.
‘To see another woman with kids say that she’s willing to give the woman a black eye for feeding in front of her children – it really takes us a step back to have other women saying this.’
She said it angered a lot of people ‘and rightly so’.
‘This is what God intended breasts to be for – to feed your baby,’ Jessi added.
‘She has to understand that even though we have freedom of speech there are still consequences for the things we say.’
A Petsense spokeswoman did not name Carly as the employee that had been sacked over the comments but said: ‘At Petsense we demand the highest standards in ethical and personal behaviour from our employees.
‘We absolutely would never condone violence or threats of violence such as was recently posted by a former Petsense employee.
‘This matter was quickly brought to our attention and immediately investigated.
‘We disagree with her individual views and want every breastfeeding mother/family to feel completely safe and welcome to shop with us.
‘This individual is no longer employed by Petsense and on behalf of the entire Petsense family we sincerely apologise to those who have been affected by this matter.’
Metro.co.uk has contacted Carly Clark for comment.