Monica Lewinsky has thrown some subtle shade at actress Jennifer Aniston after the Friends star criticized her as being ‘famous for doing nothing’ while blasting internet celebrities for ‘diluting’ Hollywood.
Lewinsky, 48, was once at the center of a sex scandal with then-president Bill Clinton in the 1990s, turning her into tabloid fodder for decades.
The former White House intern had an affair with Clinton – who was married to his wife Hillary at the time – from November 1995 until May 1997.
Although Lewinsky, 48, has yet to issue a response to the 53-year-old’s claims, she made her feelings on the matter very clear when she ‘liked’ a tweet which criticized stars who have ‘demeaned another woman’s past’ despite claiming to ‘preach empowerment’.
In the tweet, which was posted in a lengthy thread about Lewinsky’s role in pop culture – and the way in which her name has been used by dozens of singers and rappers of the years – Twitter user @ernestsewell hit out at ‘hypocrites’ who have bashed the former White House intern over the years.
‘Even @Beyonce , Ms. Female-in-Power (who I do love and enjoy) used Ms. Lewinsky’s name in a song about… well, something. For women who preach empowerment to demean another woman’s past [and] drag her out for the sake of it looks really hypocritical.’
In another tweet, the user pondered: ‘I wonder if @lizzo asked Lorena Bobbitt to use her name & her violent actions, the way hundreds of rappers & comedians use @MonicaLewinsky ‘s name as a pejorative, forgetting the actual woman behind it; who has feelings, a spirit, their own mental health to maintain, and dignity.’
Lewinsky’s online activity came as Aniston began facing furious backlash following comments she made about the ways internet stars find fame in modern society, with angry fans accusing the star of trying to ‘gatekeep’ the Hollywood elite.