Monica Lewinsky made headlines on Wednesday when she announced on Twitter that a magazine disinvited her to an event after Bill Clinton chose to attend. Well, she was invited, until Bill Clinton chose to RSVP to the same event. "It's 2018. Emily Post would def not approve", she wrote.
Monica Lewinsky was reportedly disinvited to a philanthropic summit hosted by Town and Country magazine, after former President Bill Clinton accepted an invitation to the event. "Neither he nor his staff knew anything about the invitation or it being rescinded". Lewinsky was also invited to attend as a guest.
In the 1990s, Clinton and Lewinsky engaged in an affair while the then 22-year-old was an intern at the White House.
Clinton, 71, attended the event to introduce Emma Gonzalez, gun control advocate and survivor of the Florida high school shooting that took place in February.
Hearst did not respond to a request for comment.
"President Clinton was invited to address the Town & Country Philanthropy Summit".
While she was snubbed by the mag, Lewinsky has a lot of fans in her corner, reflecting on how the sh*t she went through is increasingly important in the #MeToo era.
It's been twenty years since the scandal that got President Clinton impeached (remember when presidents got impeached?!), and Lewinsky has since become a bullying prevention and activist and prominent speaker.
Disinviting Lewinsky from an event at which she can offer a significant contribution in favor of the man who was the source of so much tumult in her life shows that we still undervalue women and habitually offer excuses for the misbehavior of powerful men.