Aurea Miranda, a New York-based dancer, was sunbathing at the beach when a stranger began yelling at her to “cover up” because her sons “were staring”.
The Mexican-born performer was filming TikTok videos by the water at Freedom Lake in Dutchess County, wearing a strapless bikini, when she was interrupted by the furious mother.
“I was making my TikTok videos in the [sic] beach with my swimsuit,” Miranda writes on the social media site.
The woman is seen storming over to Miranda while she adjusts her filming and lighting equipment.
Pointing to her sons, she says: “You see those group of boys over there? Those are my boys. They’re staring at you’re a– which is hanging out in the middle of a public place.”
The anonymous woman continues her angry tirade by asking Miranda if she needs a “pair of shorts” to cover up.
Confused by the altercation, Miranda asks for clarification, replying: “What do you mean?”
The mother responds, “I mean get your a– covered, that’s what I mean.”
Wearing a pink bikini on a summer’s day, Miranda contests the woman’s comments, asking her if there is “a rule that says that.”
The woman informs her there is a rule against “public nudity”, adding, “You can’t be nude on a beach like this. It’s a public place.”
In her TikTok video of the incident, Miranda writes that “nobody was nude,” adding, “workers told me there was nothing wrong with my swimsuit.”
She adds that the mother who approached her neglected to wear a face covering, which is currently mandatory in public spaces in the United States due to the coronavirus pandemic.
She also violated social distancing measures by coming into close contact with Miranda while telling her off.
The video has racked up over 3,000,000 views, with TikTok users slamming the mother’s comments.
“Teach the boys some respect,” one wrote.
“Why can’t she teach her boys not to stare?” another asked.