Recently, during the tour made by the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, in Baja California, an unexpected moment happened that shocked witnesses and attendees, because, while walking in the crowd of people, he smiled at a woman, whom He showed him. praising the president, to which he responded by hugging him and a kiss that caused a stir in social networks, because they believed it was unauthorized.
Although the woman did not show any discomfort in the act, but, on the contrary, responded with a smile and posed for a photo with the president, the movement of the head of the Mexican Executive, which was recorded and captured by cell cameras today, have created different reactions in public opinion.
The episode involving the Mexican president renewed the debate around the construction of personal boundaries and social norms that govern interpersonal interactions, especially in the context of public figures.
Although the woman’s reaction seems positive, the incident reminds us of the discussion about the importance of consent and respect for the autonomy of each individual, regardless of the circumstances and gender to which they belong.
Reactions on social networks varied; Some users highlighted the apparent lack of consideration for the woman’s personal space, while others argued that the latter’s positive response indicates a certain approval of the president’s unusual action.
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