Young topless woman groped in NZ festival video vows glitter breasts 'will be coming back'

The young American woman at the centre of a "glitter boob groping video" has spoken out on the incident to say her "lack of clothing is not the problem".

Madeline Anello-Kitzmiller, 20, was wearing glitter art on her topless chest at the Rhythm and Vines festival in Gisborne when a man was filmed sneaking up behind her and touching her.

In a new video released in response to the incident, Ms Anello-Kitzmiller explains she hopes to normalise the naked body, particularly with women.

Ms Anello-Kitzmiller has posted a video about the incident. Source: Facebook / Madeline Anello-Kitzmiller

"My lack of clothing is not the problem, the problem is people thinking they have the right to touch my body without consent," she says in the seven-minute video posted on Facebook

"My breasts are not sex toys, they are not an invitation."

Footage of the initial incident shows the alleged groper quickly retreating to his spot on a hill among friends after he touches Ms Anello-Kitzmiller.

Ms Anello-Kitzmiller and her friend Kiri-Ann Hatfield react, pouring a drink over him and landing several blows to his head. The footage went viral.

The 20-year-old said in her video "the problem is not the clothing" and that she "loves getting naked".

The girls follow the man before retaliating. Source: Facebook/ Giann Reece

"Comments stating that I was asking for it ... are promoting rape culture," she said, adding: "The glitter t*** will be coming back."

Ms Anello-Kitzmiller said she has been overwhelmed by the response to the viral footage.

"I'm so grateful that the topic of sexual harassment is being so urgently debated," she says.

Ms Anello-Kitzmiller also mentions in the video that she experienced other forms of harassment throughout her time at the festival.

Madeline Anello-Kitzmiller, pictured with her boyfriend.

"In the end, we are all born naked, and each human is uniquely similar to the next in that we all have a naked body. You don't look at yourself in the shower and say 'ew, disgusting' right?" she said.

"So why should anybody say that to anybody else? A humans body is their own, and nobody has a right to touch you without your consent, regardless of what they're wearing or the lack thereof."

Tostee weighs in on debate

Meanwhile, Gable Tostee has said Ms Anello-Kitzmiller was "looking for a fight".

Tostee, who was acquitted of charges after his Tinder date plunged to her death from a Gold Coast balcony, weighed in on Facebook about the incident on Tuesday.

"Let me say that everyone, no matter how they are dressed (or not dressed), has the right to not be groped or sexually assaulted, and that all blame for unprovoked assault should lie solely on the assailant and not the victim," Tostee, who now goes by the name Eric Thomas, wrote on Facebook.

Gable Tostee said Ms Anello-Kitzmiller was

"But at the same time (cue the outrage), can anyone honestly tell me that this girl wasn't expecting attention by going to a public festival full of crowds of intoxicated people, wearing nothing but glitter on her t**s?"

Tostee said he believes "she was out looking for a fight, because what she did to the guy after wasn't simply self-defence, it was also assault".

Ms Anello-Kitzmiller said she got her breasts painted at a stall inside the festival.