A Mexican lawmakers accidentally showed up topless in a government Zoom meeting — but later insisted she was “not ashamed” of having shown her body.
Senator Martha Lucía Mícher Camarena, 66, said she had no idea she was still on camera when she stripped off to get changed during last Thursday’s meeting about the economy — only realizing when colleagues alerted her.
She later apologized to everyone watching — including members of the media — saying she realized that she accidentally broke the expected standards of conduct, and blaming her lack of understanding of new technology.
The Senator for Guanajuato refused, however, to be ashamed of having been so openly exposed.
“I am Malu Mícher, and I am not ashamed to have shown by accident a part of my intimacy,” Camarena wrote on Twitter, declaring herself a proud feminist.
“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,” she continued.
“I am a woman who is not ashamed of her body, which I love and care for.”
Many of her colleagues spoke in support of the politician, instead attacking those who spread the images.
Fellow senator Ricardo Monreal Avila called her an “exemplary woman,” saying, “Morals and integrity will always be stronger than infamies and attacks.”
She was not the first to have fallen foul of the coronavirus-era reliance on video meetings. In Brazil, a leading judge was caught shirtless in a Zoom hearing.
And even in New York, the city’s hospital’s chief, Dr. Mitchell Katz, was caught changing his shirt as reporters waited for a virtual press conference to begin.