For Kate Aulette, a recent trip to see Ariana Grande perform in Detroit took an unexpected turn before the “God is a Woman” singer even stepped on stage.
The 31-year-old working mom from Howell said when she arrived at Little Caesars Arena on Friday, security staffers — four of them, all men — told her she couldn’t bring her electric breast pump inside. She has a 7-month-old daughter.
The situation, which ended Tuesday with a public statement from the arena, is one of the latest incidents to raise the ire of breastfeeding mothers on social media and serves as a warning to businesses seeking to be more welcoming to women.
“Little Caesars Arena has a policy that allows guests to bring breast pumps and other medical equipment into the venue,” the LCA said. “This policy has been reinforced with the guest service staff to avoid any future misinterpretations.”
Aulette ended up going back to her bus to pump on Friday. She was able to return to the arena in time to catch Grande’s performance, but she said LCA’s denial put a damper on her night. Read the full story here: https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2019/04/09/little-caesars-arena-breastfeeding-pumping/3406767002/