Monica Lewinsky gets criticized by Beyonce’s fanbase after she demands a lyric removed
Monica Lewinsky suggested removing lyrics referring to her affair with then-President Bill Clinton from Beyonce’s 2013 song Partition after the singer vowed to replace an abusive slur from her new song Heated.
Shortly after her very public request via her Twitter, Beyonce’s hardcore fans called the Beyhive came up to her.
One fan wrote: ‘Why did you keep the dirty dress and not clean it?’ while another criticized her for “chosing a black woman to go after.”
The latest: Monica Lewinsky suggested that lyrics referring to her affair with then-President Bill Clinton be removed from Beyonce’s 2013 song Partition after the singer vowed to replace an abusive slur from her new song Heated. Shortly after her very public request via her Twitter, Beyonce’s hard core fans, dubbed the Beyhive, flocked to her; seen June 10, 2022
Monica, 49, raised the issue after news of the lyrics’ removal broke on Monday.
“uhmm, while we’re at it… #Partition,” she tweeted, along with a link to a Variety article reporting about this.
The text referring to the scandal reads: ‘Now my mascara running, red lipstick smudged/Oh, me so horny, yeah, he want to f**k/He let go of all my buttons, and he tore my blouse/He Monica Lewinsky-ed all on my dress.’
Lewinsky had a famous affair with Clinton between 1995 and 1997, and their relationship began when she was a 22-year-old unpaid White House intern — eventually leading to his impeachment on December 19, 1998.
News: A fan wrote: ‘Why did you keep the dirty dress and not clean it?’ while another criticized her for deciding to ‘choose a black woman to go after’
Monica previously suggested changing the text to a 2014 Vanity Fair article.
“Thanks, Beyoncé, but when we use verbs, I think you meant ‘Bill Clinton’d all on my gown,’ not ‘Monica Lewinsky’d,'” she wrote.
Beyonce fans weren’t too kind to Monica’s tweet and took to Twitter to cast shadows her way.
One person wrote: ‘While we are back on this topic. Why did you keep the dirty dress and not clean it? And let your mother keep it safe for you. If I bought my mother a “dirty” dress to keep… Gurl, God Himself could not save me from her’, with a peace sign.
Another said: “I think it’s telling that of all the people who have said something about you, you decide to pick a black woman to go after you…”
Monica replied back to the user, writing: ‘Seriously?! I appreciate this may be the first thing I said about this that got on your radar, but please bear that in mind. And of all the musicians who have done this, she was the one I was most disappointed with…because I was such a fan.”
Another Beyonce fan tweeted, “Okay, how about sucking Hillary’s husband, can you do that?”
Uh oh: Beyonce fans weren’t so kind to Monica’s tweet and took to Twitter to cast shadow her way
“You have zero room to criticize anyone about anything. Your behavior and the subsequent rejection of your gross misconduct set women back centuries. Most women “get it out of the mud” versus on our knees. Maybe be quiet and continue with real self-reflection?’ said one user.
Another was shocked at why Monica went after Beyonce when she was criticized for a different lyric.
“It’s always so depressing to see empathy go so far. Why is this all about you? Do you see a black woman being attacked and do you think I should move on?’
Why? Another was shocked at why Monica went after Beyonce when she was criticized for a different lyric
A fan clarified that rappers have not used her name as a “verb to refer to sperm,” explaining that “they usually call her a side chick or femme fatale.”
Another asked her if she’d contacted Beyonce or her team directly before seeing the artist’s criticism.
Monica wrote back: ‘No, I haven’t. I did mention it in the first Vanity Fair article I wrote in 2014… Which was the first public thing I’d done in 10 years. But you make an interesting/honest point…’
The details: One fan clarified that rappers haven’t used her name as a “verb to refer to sperm,” explaining that “they usually call her a side chick or femme fatale.”
‘While we’re at it…’: Monica raised the issue on Twitter after news of the lyrics’ removal broke
Monica’s first tweet came after Beyonce promised to remove an abelist slur from her new Renaissance song Heated following backlash from fans and charity Scope.
The singer, 40, a global role model – had the lyrics: Sp**zin’ on that ass, s**z on that ass’ in the song she collaborated on with Drake.
A statement given to MailOnline Monday read: “The word, not intentionally used in a malicious way, will be replaced in the text.”
However, Beyoncé has not apologized.
Fans believe there can be no excuse for ignorance when it comes to using the word – especially after Lizzo apologized a few weeks ago for using the same word in her song Grrrls – and had her song re-recorded.
Scandal: Lewinsky had a famous affair with Clinton between 1995 and 1997, and their relationship began when she was a 22-year-old unpaid White House intern — eventually leading to his impeachment on December 19, 1998
The word can mean “to panic” or “go crazy” in the US, but it is widely known to come from the word “spastic.”
The term is often used in a derogatory way to describe people with disabilities, especially cerebral palsy.
Warren Kirwan, media manager at Scope, the disability equality charity, said ahead of the statement: “It is appalling that one of the world’s biggest stars has chosen to include this very insulting term.
“A few weeks ago, Lizzo got a huge response from fans who felt hurt and disappointed after using the same abhorrent language.
Controversy: The singer is under fire after using an abusive slur in her new song Heated
Fortunately, she did the right thing and re-recorded the song. It’s hard to believe that this could have gone unnoticed by Beyoncé’s team.
Words are important because they reinforce the negative attitudes disabled people face on a daily basis, which affect every aspect of the lives of people with disabilities.
“Beyoncé has long been a champion of inclusivity and equality, so we encourage her to delete this offensive text.”
Previously, Twitter was inundated with comments from those who couldn’t believe that Beyonce, nor any member of her team, wouldn’t have noticed the word was offensive — especially after Lizzo’s very public apology.
Take action: A statement issued to MailOnline Monday said: ‘The word, not intentionally used in a malicious manner, will be replaced in the texts’; pictured 2019
They wrote, “Weird that Beyoncé chose to include an insulting slur in one of her new songs, just after Lizzo learned from her mistake and took the same slur from her song.”
“So disappointed that Beyoncé has used an abusive slur in Heated. It’s the same one Lizzo used (and corrected very graciously)… this was striking enough that the same mistake shouldn’t have happened again. So sick of non-disabled performers who don’t recognize evil in their words.’
It’s very hard to believe that neither Beyoncé nor anyone on her team failed to recognize the offending slur when Lizzo very publicly made the same mistake (and graciously corrected it) a month ago. Exhausting.’
MailOnline has reached out to a Beyonce spokesperson for comment.