White House officials are trying to thread the needle and both honor and condemn a person invited to the White House for Pride month.
At a Saturday Pride month event at the White House featuring President Joe Biden, trans activist Rose Montoya posed for pictures topless, proudly sharing surgery-enhanced female features.
Montoya posted a video of meeting the president. The influencer smiles and tells Biden, “It’s an honor, Mr. president. Trans rights are human rights.”
Not realizing the camera is in video mode, Biden is then seen attempting to take a selfie with Montoya and other attendees.
A short time later, Montoya and an unnamed biological female transgender activist bared their breasts on the South Lawn, using the White House as a backdrop for the picture.
The viral pictures cast the White House in a poor light. The happening occurred at a time when trans activists have been featured prominently in multiple negative headlines across the country — namely, shootings, bomb threats, assaults, lashing out at parents who resist the incursion of LGBTQI+ initiatives in school, and more.
In response to backlash from conservatives and independents, the White House is now condemning Montoya. A recent statement read:
“This behavior is inappropriate and disrespectful for any event at the White House. It is not reflective of the event we hosted to celebrate LGBTQI+ families or the other hundreds of guests who were in attendance. Individuals in the video will not be invited to future events.”
Montoya responded to the backlash in a defiant video, noting that going topless is “legal” in Washington, D.C.
The trans activist said: “I fully support the movement and freeing the nipple. My trans masculine friends were showing off their top surgery scars and living in joy, and I wanted to join them. And because it is perfectly within the law of Washington, D.C., I decided to join them and cover my nipples just to play it safe.”
Montoya’s actions and the White House event have sparked widespread outcry on social media, with many saying Montoya and the White House event were disgraceful.
Charlie Kirk, CEO of Turning Point USA, also decried the video, saying “No you’re not a woman, you’re wearing a surgical costume, dude.”
“I had zero intention of trying to be vulgar or be profane in any way. I was simply living my joy, and my truth, and existing in my body.”
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