Lewinsky was an intern at Bill Clinton’s White House
Monica Lewinsky, a former White House intern, has joked about her affair with Bill Clinton in a tweet that quickly went viral.
“I have a joke” was trending on Twitter on Friday, prompting the platform’s users to offer up witty remarks in one line, reports the Guardian.
After one user tweeted, “I have a Charles Manson joke and it kills”, Lewinsky offered her own take on the joke by tweeting: “I have an intern joke and it… nevermind.”
By Saturday morning, the post had been ‘liked’ by over 350,000 Twitter users, and as of Monday afternoon, it has garnered over half a million likes.
“Monica wins the internet,” wrote Hollywood star Mia Farrow.
Lewinsky worked as an intern at Bill Clinton’s White House.
She had an affair with the 42nd president of the United States, which led to Clinton’s impeachment after he lied about it.
i have an intern joke and it... nevermind. https://t.co/SCHRGYVIJV— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) July 24, 2020
Following an investigation and trial featuring intense details about what Lewinsky and Clinton did, the president was acquitted by the Senate.
Clinton was 49 at the time, while Lewinsky was 22.
In March, Clinton faced widespread criticism after he said the affair was something he did to manage his anxieties.
He later said: “It’s not a defence. It’s an explanation. It was awful. I feel terrible.”
This is not the first time that Lewinsky has joked about the affair.
Earlier this month, comedienne Sarah Cooper tweeted: “My advice to the younger generation: make your mistakes now. Because by the time you’re 40, you’ll barely even remember them! And then you get to make the same mistakes all over again [and] it’s really fun.”
Lewinsky shared the post with the comment: “Uhhhmmmmmm.”
Lewinsky has also talked about the discrimination she had faces after the affair became public knowledge. She said she was demonised and humiliated during the scandal, while Clinton was protected by his power and influence.
“I felt like every layer of my skin and my identity were ripped off of me in 1998 and 1999,” she told the Guardian in 2016. “It’s a skinning of sorts…the shame sticks to you like tar.”