A senator accidentally appeared in a Zoom meeting completely topless and now some people are praising her response.
Martha Lucía Mícher Camarena, who is known as Malú Mícher, is a senator from Mexico and was completely clueless her camera was on when she started getting changed during a meeting at the end of May.
“In a part of the session without realising it and while my computer camera was on, I changed my clothes showing my naked torso,” she explained in a statement released on Twitter.
Senator Mícher explained she continued with the meeting, unaware her colleagues could see her until two senators alerted her.
In the statement, she apologised to her colleagues, fellow legislators and the governor, who was also on the call and the media, and admitted she was no master of technology.
“As I have always said from my feminist conviction, women do not have to be ashamed of our body,” the 66-year-old senator said in the statement.
“I am a 66-year-old woman who has breastfed four children.”
Senator Mícher said she was proud her body had fed her children and added she had spent almost 40 years in various positions for “my iron commitment in the defence of the human rights of girls and women in this country”.
“I am a woman who is not ashamed of her body, but loves and cares for it,” she said.
The images of Senator Mícher’s blunder were shared on social media, and while she accepted she was a public figure, she slammed the photos for being shared online.
She said she understood she was subject to public scrutiny and what she did was in the public’s interest.
Comparto con ustedes este texto, agradezco sinceramente todas y cada una de las muestras de cariño y solidaridad. Por el respeto a la dignidad de todas las mujeres y las niñas. pic.twitter.com/lJEcX9qx0S— Martha Lucía Mícher Camarena (@MaluMicher) May 29, 2020
“The distribution, publication, reproduction and exhibition of the images of yesterday's incident in no way they are of public interest or general interest,” she said.
“For this reason, I reserve the right to act against the natural or moral persons who disseminate them, in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Liability Law for the Protection of the Law, private life, honour and the image of the City of Mexico.”
One person in response to the statement praised how “brilliant” Senator Mícher was and said due to the “double standards” in the country she was not surprised people were attacking her over the photo.
Meanwhile some people took offence to Senator Mícher changing her clothes when she was working.
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