And just like that, the interview came to a crashing halt. It was over.
It wasn’t as though it seemed to be an unfair question to ask, and a question that any audience would certainly would like to have seen answered.
Considering the tabloid events that made Monica Lewinsky into a household name in the first place, coupled with the recent attention given to the ‘MeToo’ movement, people have realized she as an intern deserved better treatment than what she received in the 90’s.
The question wasn’t probing for any lewd details. It was asking whether she was being treated properly, after the fact.
But as it turns out, the chapter in her life involving Bill Clinton was to have been ‘strictly off limits’. And even that question was too far afield.
That question about Bill and a personal apology was the first one asked, and the last one asked.
. @MonicaLewinsky נוטשת ראיון על הבמה עם @LeviYonit זמן קצר אחרי שהחל כשהיא נשאלת האם היא עדיין מצפה להתנצלות אישית (לא כללית) מן הנשיא לשעבר ביל קלינטון. ״מצטערת, לא יכולה לעשות זאת״ היא אומרת. בכנס המשפיעים של @NewsChannelIL pic.twitter.com/BcPvBUudso
— Tal Schneider טל שניידר تال شنايدر (@talschneider) September 3, 2018
Monica replied, “I’m so sorry. I’m not going to be able to do this.” She set the microphone down, grabbed her papers, and walked off the stage.
Her public statement followed later:
so here’s 👇🏻 what happened… pic.twitter.com/Y7gLs3SDLF
— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) September 3, 2018
— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) September 4, 2018
Some are cheering her for standing up for herself.
@MonicaLewinsky fully support you regarding the interview question. Inappropriate to ask a question based on agreement. Fully admire the woman and person you’ve become when others might have crumbled. Keeping moving forward with your life and passion. Best wishes keep kicking it
— Joseph A. Drago (@hogan155) September 4, 2018
Others argue that she should expect and welcome such questions, since the only reason we all know her name was because of ‘the incident’.
Yes, apparently #MonicaLewinsky exited the stage after the terms of the interview was breached. But one might rightly be wondering what about Ms. Lewinsky would make her sought after as a guest or speaker other than connection to Mr. Clinton? https://t.co/pkn5neTNFO
— ⚖️ #ProtectMueller ⚖️ #TrumpRussia 🇷🇺 (@DestiGrace1) September 4, 2018
And a few flipped the script completely.
I'm confused. Monica wasn't a 15yr old girl when the Clinton incident happened. Not sure she's the victim here. Not sure she's the voice of reason in a powerful women's movement. No disrespect but Monica knew Bill was married. I think she owes Hillary an apology. #2Wrongs
— Tha Boy Taj (@ThaBoyTaj) September 4, 2018
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