Today Monica Lewinsky surprised the twitter-verse when she suddenly joined twitter and sent her very first tweet. The message was simple but it's clear that she's on a mission.
— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) October 20, 2014
Her mission? She revealed it at her first public speaking address ever at the Forbes Under 30 Summit saying she was going to start a "cultural revolution" to end the cyberbullying. “I was Patient Zero,” said Lewinsky, “The first person to have their reputation completely destroyed worldwide via the Internet.” After her relationship with President Clinton was revealed, she became depressed so much so that she wanted to die.
“Staring at the computer screen, I spent the day shouting: ‘oh my god!’ and ‘I can’t believe they put that in’ or ‘That’s so out of context,’” she said. “And those were the only thoughts that interrupted a relentless mantra in my head: ‘I want to die.’”
Lewinsky says she wants to "put my suffering to good use and give purpose to my past.” In the last year, with this speech and her recent interview in Vanity Fair, Lewinsky has taken control of her image. Making jokes about her past now just seems petty. Can the internet accept it? The reactions have been pretty interesting. Some think her efforts should be applauded while others still won't accept that she is a victim.
So Bill, Hillary and Monica were ALL victims now? Who was the offender? Matt Drudge. http://t.co/9Oo3XArOyo
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 20, 2014
Monica Lewinsky joined Twitter this morning at 9:03. Enjoy.
— Jake Up (@JakeSocial) October 20, 2014
Monica Lewinsky speaks.Positions herself as a champion for the scandal-scarred http://t.co/Wu7YQulC2H
— Alice Muthengi (@Amuthengi) October 20, 2014
If you're still making fun of Monica Lewinsky in 2014 take a moment to reevaluate your life
— Portland Brocialite (@pdxbrocialite) October 20, 2014
I think @MonicaLewinsky is pretty brave. If you write 20 year old jokes at her, you are pathetic, not her.
— John Lurie (@lurie_john) October 20, 2014
Here we go....again. What do you think? Will you follow Monica Lewinsky on twitter? In a recent episode of The Rehash, we took on one form of cyberbullying, fat shaming, and called for it to end!
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