More than twenty years after the Monica Lewinsky - Bill Clinton sex scandal, Lewinsky jokes about it on social media.
New York Times bestselling author and psychologist asked his followers about the worst career advice they've received. He also spoke about the advice he had received. For instance, "don't waste time helping others" is one of them.
What’s the worst career advice you’ve ever received?
(1) Don’t waste your time helping others
(2) Drop 90% of your projects, because you can only do one at a time
(3) Don’t write a book
— Adam Grant (@AdamMGrant) July 13, 2019
Several people replied to the post with amusing pieces of advice that they had received. However, one particular tweet has gone viral - that of Monica Lewinsky's. She said that the worst career advice she had received was about an internship at the White House since it dramatically changed her life.
an internship at the white house will be amazing on your resume. 😳
— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) July 14, 2019
In the 1990s, Monica Lewinsky, then 22 years old, was plunged into the limelight when details of her affair with the then US President Bill Clinton were made public. The scandal that erupted nearly brought down Clinton and eventually led to his impeachment as well.
Lewinsky may be laughing about it now, but for twenty years her only identity has been "the White House intern who had an affair with Bill Clinton." For years, supporters of Clinton vilified her and blamed her for the affair. Consequently, she was subjected to years of bullying and ridicule as well.
As a result, Lewsinky had mostly stayed away from public eye until a few years ago when she decided to speak up against bullying and has been a chief advocate for it.
Her comment on the post has won Twitter, as one of the users wrote.
You win the internet, Monica. I'm glad my mother taught me during the impeachment that I shouldn't be cruel to you. I learned about the imbalance of power turning sexuality into something terrible as a teenager because of you and I'm a lot wiser as a woman.— Jessica Jewett Jones (@JJ9828) July 15, 2019
The fact you can laugh at this stuff after what I imagine is years of pain and suffering is inspiring. After I did the same internship and people made jokes about you, I laughed along too many times. I am sorry for that.— Eric Michael Garcia (@EricMGarcia) July 15, 2019
Game set and match. Shut the twitter down. It won’t get better than this 👍🏼👍🏼— x - Karl- The Ol’ ALFer 📎🇨🇦 (@perch35km) July 14, 2019
This ranks as one of the greatest tweets ever.— pizzmoe™ (@pizzmoe) July 14, 2019