Oh..who cares though *shoulder shrugs*, I’m sure she doesn’t mind, because whether she wanted to or not; Monica Lewinsky has graced the covers of many-a-magazine covers back in her days of being the intern within the corridors of the White House’s that umbrella’d former POTUS Bill Clinton: notoriously known for raining on her blue blue dress that as a result, got him impeached.
Well, Lewinsky states: “It’s time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress,” and sixteen years later, is finally breaking her silence to talk about the ordeal in the June issue of Vanity Fair magazine.
Over the years, Lewinsky has been the _ _ _k of many jokes, conversation and lyrics but the one that struck a chord with her was the one here of late coming from singer Beyonce [in her song] “Partition” where she sings: “…and he ripped my blouse. He Mon-ica-Lewinsky’d all on my gown.”
On Beyonce using her name in the song Partition:
On her feelings about the notorious ordeal that rocked the country and all of popular culture and politics:
“I, myself, deeply regret what happened between me and President Clinton. Let me say it again: ‘I. Myself. Deeply. Regret. What. Happened.’ ”
On her recent image overhaul in an effort to distance herself from the situation altogether:
“I am determined to have a different ending to my story. I’ve decided, finally, to stick my head above the parapet so that I can take back my narrative and give a purpose to my past. (What this will cost me, I will soon find out.)”
(That “purpose” she speaks of was inspired by the September 2010 suicide of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi, who took his own life after being publicly humiliated).
On her ‘purpose’ for being of use to others who have been publicly humiliated:
“Perhaps by sharing my story, I reasoned, I might be able to help others in their darkest moments of humiliation. The question became: ‘How do I find and give a purpose to my past?’ ”
This Vanity Fair June 2014 issue hits newsstands May 13, and the digital edition goes live May 8.
Credit: Mark Seliger exclusively for Vanity Fair