So much for the left’s #MeToo movement to draw attention to sexual harassment.
Monica Lewinsky was ticked after learning Town & Country magazine rescinded its invitation for her to attend an annual philanthropic summit on Wednesday, taking to social media to express her dissatisfaction.
The reason Lewinsky was dis-invited? Because former beau, President Bill Clinton, was attending, according to Huffington Post.
Lewinsky tweeted: “dear world: please don’t invite me to an event (esp one about social change) and –then after i’ve accepted– uninvite me because bill clinton then decided to attend/was invited. it’s 2018. emily post would def not approve. Me.”
please don't invite me to an event (esp one about social change) and –then after i've accepted– uninvite me because bill clinton then decided to attend/was invited.
emily post would def not approve.
— Monica Lewinsky (she/her) (@MonicaLewinsky) May 9, 2018
The fact that the only word capitalized in the post was “Me” not coming by accident.
Emily Post, who is referenced, was an American author well known for writing about etiquette.
Somewhat ironic, Slick Willy was on hand to introduce Emma Gonzalez, the liberal student who survived the shooting in Parkland, Florida, who now advocates for gun control.
…on a school night?
As for Lewinsky no longer being invited, Clinton fell back on what the meaning of the word “is” is.
Clinton press secretary Angel Ureña said the former president didn’t know anything about the controversy involving Lewinsly.
“President Clinton was invited to address the Town & Country Philanthropy Summit. He gladly accepted. Neither he nor his staff knew anything about the invitation or it being rescinded,” Ureña tweeted.
President Clinton was invited to address the Town & Country Philanthropy Summit. He gladly accepted. Neither he nor his staff knew anything about the invitation or it being rescinded. https://t.co/iZ0xtG4OvQ
— Angel Ureña (@angelurena) May 9, 2018
Adding insult to injury, Town & Country appeared to try to make up for their brush off by offering Lewinsky an article in their magazine, which didn’t go over too well either.
“p.s. …and definitely, please don’t try to ameliorate the situation by insulting me with an offer of an article in your mag,” Lewinsky tweeted.
p.s. …and definitely, please don’t try to ameliorate the situation by insulting me with an offer of an article in your mag.
— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) May 9, 2018
The episode certainly made for some interesting reactions on social media, drawing responses from a wide selection of personalities, known and unknown.
Here’s a sampling of the responses from Twitter:
Today's best subtweet.
(Also, she's 100% correct) https://t.co/bsMxtF6DaI
— John Scalzi (@scalzi) May 9, 2018
This is what everyone is fighting against. @townandcountry should be ashamed of themselves. Do they let their heads of the magazine prey on their interns? Would they disinvite them after abusing their power to get what they wanted from them? https://t.co/7y5r878JSM
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) May 9, 2018
This is worth noting in real time: A magazine — @HuffPost says it was Town and Country (@TandCmag ) — UNINVITED @MonicaLewinsky from an event ABOUT SOCIAL CHANGE because @BillClinton ended up attending. 1/ https://t.co/aD27kNkxm5
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) May 9, 2018
I feel like Monica Lewinsky and I would be friends in real life https://t.co/m08VrFGP7J
— Chris Cillizza (@ChrisCillizza) May 9, 2018
Boorish: Unmannered; crude; insensitive.
— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) May 9, 2018
— Elise Jordan (@Elise_Jordan) May 9, 2018
Surely feminists will be outraged by this…
Just kidding, they're raging hypocrites who'd still crawl over broken glass for Bill Clinton. https://t.co/1Vs15ThwGj
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) May 9, 2018
— Ann Ahmerican – #TrumpWon #BidenLost (@AnnAhmerican) May 9, 2018
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