It was a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment, but a snippet of a mother breastfeeding her young boy behind the scenes on "The Voice Australia" didn’t escape viewers last night.
As contestant Dallas James from Byron Bay wowed the judges on the stage with his rendition of Sam Cooke’s "Bring It On Home to Me," his partner Ingrid was waiting backstage with their son Tashi.
As the 34-year-old musician made his way backstage to greet his family, the camera flashed to his partner breastfeeding her toddler on the couch in the Green Room.
Dallas James told News.com.au that he was comfortable with the show’s edit. “It was Ingrid’s decision to do that in the moment and I support her, and I support all women who want to breast feed in public. It’s their choice,” said James.
Viewers took to social media to express their surprise:
The Voice is obviously trying to ignite the breast feeding debate...
— Chenea Evans (@CheneaNotFar) May 7, 2014
— mediawisemelbourne (@mediawisemelb) May 8, 2014
Was she just breast feeding on the voice couch? #TheVoiceAU
— Steven Rostron (@stevenrostron) May 7, 2014
Was that a Byron 'mama' breastfeeding her toddler on the The Voice tonight? Or did I imagine it? So beautiful and natural if so...
— gr8x (@gr8xdiaperbags) May 7, 2014