A 66-year-old Mexican senator has apologized after she showed up naked during a government meeting on Zoom.
66-year-old Martha Lucia Micher, a Mexican Senator, was speaking with members of the National Regeneration movement Political Party, journalists, and the Bank of Mexico when the incident happened.
At one point, she started getting changed, not realizing that her camera was still on and viewers could still watch her.
Screenshots of the incident went viral on social media.
After that, Martha apologized and said:
I am Malu Micher, and I am not ashamed to have shown part of my intimacy by accident, because it is exactly the notion that a woman is ‘just her body’ that has allowed and fomented the objectification of women against which I have always fought. I am a woman of 66 years of age who has breastfed four children, three of whom are today professional and responsible men, and I feel proud of my body for having nourished them. I am a woman who has fought for the left for almost 40 years and who has occupied various public roles in my fervent commitment for the defence of human rights, I am a woman who is not ashamed of her body, I love it and I take care of it.
Many other colleagues and politicians also retweeted her letter.
They also showed their support for the elderly senator.
Ricardo Monreal Avila, a fellow senator, said:
In view of the attacks against her, a product of a mishap during a virtual meeting, we endorse our fellowship. Morals and integrity will always be stronger than infamy and assaults.
Maria Elena Morena, another senator, shared a letter on social media, said:
The rubbish stinks in the senate and on social media. Our political and party differences should have limits.
The person that leaked the screenshots is yet to be known.
Martha Tagle, a fellow party member, said:
I will investigate and sanction those responsible for taking and leaking these photos. The violence to which you were subjected cannot go unpunished.
The parliament of Mexico said they will be taking legal action against the people that publish pictures of the incident on social media.