The Pride guests from South Lawn who displayed “unacceptable” behavior, according to President Joe Biden’s press secretary, were denounced by the White House.
“The actions were very inappropriate. About that, we’ve been pretty explicit. Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House press secretary, stated on Tuesday that the “inappropriate” behavior was unjust to the multiple participants who had come to honor their families. She also indicated that those responsible would not be allowed back within the premises.
Individuals On The Video Are No Longer Welcome Within The White House Premises
She was reacting to footage from the event on Saturday that showed several participants dancing before the South Portico and removing their shirts. Jean-Pierre said, calling it offensive that it was not right and the video was not a reflection of the event organized which celebrated LGBTQ+ communities. Individuals on the video would undoubtedly never be welcomed at further parties, she added.
Rose Montoya, a transgender model, activist, and performer who goes by she/they, is one of the persons in the film, and she claimed that the clip had been an act of pleasure commemorating transgender people, via her social media. “I had no desire to attempt to be crude or offensive in any manner. In a video that was shared on Twitter, Montoya stated, “I was just existing in my body, living in happiness, and living my reality. Happy Pride! Let go of the nipple. At least two people were seen on camera on the South Lawn stripping off their clothes, however, the White House hasn’t published their identities specifically.
In a subsequent TikTok video, Montoya reiterated his support for the act of showing off one’s nudity and claimed that doing so in Washington, D.C. is “legal”. The Saturday event was promoted as the biggest Pride celebration in the history of the White House. The First Lady and the President both gave addresses, while Betty Who also performed.