Rose Montoya at The White House (l) Joe Biden speaking at podium on stage with microphone and rainbow background (c) Rose Montoya topless at The White House

@rosemontoya/TikTok Remix by Caterina Cox

‘Nation in decline’: Nudity at White House Pride event sparks hysterical fears

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David Covucci

Tech

Posted on Jun 13, 2023

Sixteen Hundred Pennsylvania or Sodom and Gomorrah?

That is the question our nation’s leading conservatives are asking themselves after President Joe Biden hosted a Pride event at the White House.

During the event, the White House hung a Pride flag from the columns of its rear portico, which prompted bizarre outrage from some in the far-right who believed it was an act of treason and an insult to the nation’s armed forces. Pride events have become a flashpoint in the right-wing’s anti-LGTBQ movement, as Republicans have sought to demonize the movement.

“The ideological coup is complete,” wrote Ben Shapiro.

However, that concern was soon eclipsed after a video went viral of an attendee flashing went viral.

“Nation in Decline,” wrote one prominent right-wing influencer.

The video comes from trans TikToker @rosemontoya, who filmed herself meeting President Joe Biden, and held her hands over her breasts while a voiceover asked “Are we topless at the White House?”

Some people photoshopped Biden and his Vice President Kamala Harris into the image.

Others referenced the biblical destruction of the towns in ancient times that has become synonymous with sin and excess.

“Sodom and Gomorrah,” they wrote.

“I thought this had to be fake. It was just too [degenerate] even for Biden Whitehouse… but nope… this is where we’re at… disgraceful,” wrote one.

In a TikTok, Montoya responded to the backlash, noting that it’s legal to go topless in D.C. (while nudity is allowed in D.C. and on federal land, it’s unclear if there are regulations unique to the White House) and that they “fully support the free the nipple movement.”

Montoya noted there would not be as much outcry if she identified, as she previously did, as a man.

“All you are doing is that you are affirming I’m a woman,” she said.

Montoya said that she was inspired by her trans masculine friends showing off their mastectomy scars and wanted to join in their joy.

“I had no intention to be vulgar or profane in any way. I was simply living in joy.”

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*First Published: Jun 13, 2023, 8:35 am CDT