Monica Lewinsky, a famous TV personality, speaks about the worst career advice on her Twitter handle. She worked as an intern at the White House in 1995-1996 and called that duration as her worst choice.
Monica Samille Lewinsky, a television personality, fashion designer, an American activist, and former White House intern is back in the headlines. And this time, she is not in the news for any scandal, but her career advice. More than 20 years after the Bill Clinton sex scandal, she joked about it on her social account.
What would be your answer if you are asked what the worst career advice you have ever received is? Maybe you would say, I got advice from a failed graduate for choosing his college, stay at a new job for at least a year for a better experience, or never to take engineering.
But this was easy for Monica to answer. She tweeted:
“an internship at the white house will be amazing on your resume.
an internship at the white house will be amazing on your resume. ????— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) July 14, 2019
It was during her internship at the White House, Monica came into limelight when her alleged affair with Bill Clinton was made public. Her love affair brought down Clinton and led to his impeachment as well. While several people tweeted about their worst career advice, this television personality won millions of hearts by giving this epic reply.
Do you know her affair with Clinton became so famous that it was later identified as Clinton-Lewinsky scandal? As a result of this scandal, Monica experienced public trauma and gained more fame. She then engaged herself as a spokesperson for a diet plan, designed a line of handbags under her name, and started working as a TV personality.
After a few years, she decided to leave the spotlight and did a master's in psychology from London. She returned to public view as an activist speaking against cyberbullying, but she suffered again when the public spoke about her regarding that Clinton-Lewinsky scandal.
It was an American political sex scandal that involved 22-year-old Monica Lewinsky (intern at White House) and 49-year-old US President Bill Clinton. This alleged sexual relationship took place in 1995-1997 but came into limelight in 1998.
He later ended a television speech on January 1998 with the statement that he-
“did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.”
After investigating on same, Clinton was led to the charges of perjury and impeachment in 1998 by the US House of Representatives. He was held in contempt of court by Judge Susan Webber Wright and was also fined $90,000.
During the grand jury testimony, his responses were carefully noted and marked. He argued-
“It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is.”
Regarding this statement, he said–
“There is not a sexual relationship, an improper sexual relationship or any other kind of improper relationship.”
Lewinsky, on the other hand, said she had sexual encounters with him on nine occasions from November 1995 to March 1997. Her seniors relocated her job to Pentagon as they felt that Monica was spending more time around Bill Clinton.
During the scandal, Clinton’s supporters alleged that this matter should remain private and called his impeachment hypocritical. Lewinsky revealed to Linda Tripp about her relationship with Clinton.
She persuaded her to save the gifts given by him and also not to dry clean that semen-stained blue dress. She even recorded confidential phone calls of Monica with the President and caused a sensation with her links to Jones V Clinton lawsuit.
Adam Grant, New York Tome best-selling author, tweeted and asked about the worst career advice people received on his Twitter account:
What’s the worst career advice you’ve ever received?— Adam Grant (@AdamMGrant) July 13, 2019
(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
Several people tweeted an amusing piece of advice they received, but this particular tweet of Monica Lewinsky went viral that dramatically changed her life. One of the Twitter users replied:
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
It looks like 20 years after, the diva’s identity remains as the White House intern who had an affair with US President Bill Clinton. After the scandal, she mostly stayed away from the public. But today, she has won millions of hearts with her reply.
Once in an interview, she revealed how she is finding it difficult in getting normal jobs because of her past. But she is not ashamed of who she is. She said -
“It was an avalanche of pain and humiliation. I’m not proud of all the choices I’ve made in my life, but I’m proud of the person I am. I’m not ashamed of who I am.”
Today, she is a vocal anti-bullying activist who throws light on the problem of online abuses and even added her voice to 2018’s famous #MeToo conversation. She tweeted the #MeToo hashtag as a hint to sexual harassment but did not provide details.
In 2018, she again hinted on how she is blamed for her affair. She tweeted-
“blaming the intern is so 1990's.
blaming the intern is so 1990's. ???? https://t.co/6CGPERpNqx— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) May 3, 2018
She added that she had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder due to the bad experiences involved after her affair was disclosed.
Ms. Lewinsky maintained that the affair was consensual. Critics argued that she is humiliated for years; however, Clinton is wholly unharmed. In 2019, she discussed how to solve the problem of public shaming and how her situation could be different if this power of social media existed at the time of the scandal.
Whatever the result is, this kind of bad experiences makes people stronger. Whether you are doing well in your career or just a beginner, somewhere in this duration, people have asked about your experience or advice. After reading this advice by Ms. Monica Lewinsky, make sure that you too get real when someone asks for advice. :)
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