A transgender model and activist has fired back at criticism for popping off her top at the White House and cupping her breasts moments after shaking hands with President Biden Saturday — saying that going topless is legal and she was “living my truth.”
Rose Montoya, 27, who was among the lengthy list of guests invited to celebrate Pride, was recorded pulling down her dress and cupping her exposed breasts in front of the Truman Balcony with the Pride flag hanging in the background.
“Are we topless at the White House?” the person recording said in the video posted on Montoya’s Instagram.
Before going topless at the Executive Mansion, the Idaho-born model had the opportunity to meet the president and first lady Jill Biden — both of whom delivered speeches to the hundreds of invitees in attendance.
“It is an honor. Trans rights are human rights,” Montoya said to Biden as they shook hands in one of the clips.