The Pride Month event at the White House has sparked controversy after Trans activist Rose Montoya and other activists went topless, capturing the moment in a viral video on social media.
The Unexpected Show
Transgender TikTok influencer Rose Montoya, accompanied by another unnamed transgender activist, shared a video on social media showing themselves going topless on the South Lawn of the White House during the Pride Month event.
Inappropriate and Disrespectful
The White House swiftly condemned the action, stating that it was inappropriate and disrespectful for any event held at the presidential residence.
The Activist Has Interacted With the President Too
Montoya had also recorded her interaction with Biden himself in the video. The activist smiles next to the President and says, “It’s an honor, Mr. President. Trans rights are human rights.”
The Activist Goes Topless
The video where Montoya goes topless and covers her nipples quickly gained attention and generated widespread criticism.
Disapproved and Accused
Many users disapproved and accused the influencer of disrespecting the White House.
The White House Issued a Statement
In response to the video, a spokesperson for the White House issued a statement condemning the behavior and confirming that Montoya and others featured in the video are banned from future events.
It Did Not Reflect the Event’s Purpose
The statement emphasized that the action was inappropriate and disrespectful and did not reflect the event’s purpose, which was intended to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.
The Activists Were Banned
While the other individuals banned from future events were not named, it was confirmed that most of them were Trans activists.
The Influencer Defended What They Did
Rose Montoya defended the topless display in a subsequent TikTok video, asserting that it was legal in Washington, D.C., and aligned with the movement to “free the nipple.”
To Show Solidarity
Montoya stated that their intention was not to be vulgar or profane but rather to show solidarity with trans-masculine people displaying their top surgery scars.
The White House Calls for More Respect
The incident has sparked a broader discussion about the boundaries of activism and the appropriate platforms for expressing one’s beliefs.
Powerful Tool to Raise Awareness
While some argue that any form of activism, including topless protests, is a powerful tool to raise awareness and challenge societal norms.
More Conventional Forms of Activism
Others contend that certain settings, such as the White House, call for more respectful and conventional forms of activism.
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Source: NBC News