Monica Lewinsky offered to remove a lyric referring to her affair with then-President Bill Clinton from Beyonce’s 2013 track Score after the singer vowed to replace an ableist slur from her new song Heated.
Shortly after her very public request via her Twitter, die-hard Beyonce fans called Beyhive headed over to her.
One fan wrote, “Why did you keep the dress soiled and didn’t clean it?” while another slammed her for deciding to “pick a black woman to sue”.
Latest: Monica Lewinsky has offered to remove a lyric referring to her affair with then-President Bill Clinton from Beyonce’s 2013 track Score after the singer swore to replace an ableist slur from her new song Heated. Shortly after her very public request via her Twitter, die-hard Beyonce fans called Beyhive headed over to her; seen on June 10, 2022
Monica, 49, popped the question after the lyrics were dropped on Monday.
‘uhmm, while we’re at it… #Sheet music,’ she tweeted, with a link to a Variety article on the subject.
The lyrics referencing the scandal read, “Now my mascara is running, lipstick is smudged / Oh, I’m so horny, yeah, he wanna fuck / He popped all my pimples and he tore my blouse / He Monica Lewinsky-ed all about my dress.
Lewinsky had a famous affair with Clinton between 1995 and 1997, their relationship beginning when she was a 22-year-old unpaid White House intern – and ultimately led to his impeachment on December 19, 1998.
News: A fan wrote, “Why did you keep the dress dirty and didn’t clean it?” while another slammed her for deciding to ‘pick a black woman to sue’
Monica previously suggested the lyrics be changed in a 2014 Vanity Fair article.
“Thanks, Beyoncé, but if we’re speaking verbally, I think you meant ‘Bill Clinton had it all on my dress,’ not ‘Monica Lewinsky’d,'” she wrote.
Beyonce’s fans didn’t like Monica’s tweet too much and took to Twitter to throw shade at her.
One person wrote: ‘While we’re back on this. Why did you keep the robe soiled and didn’t clean it? And may your mom keep it safe for you. If I bought my mom a ‘dirty’ dress to keep… Gurl, God Himself couldn’t save me from her,” adding a peace sign.
Another said: ‘I think this shows how out of all the people who said shit about you, you decide to choose a black woman to sue…’
Monica replied to the user, writing: ‘Seriously?! I understand that this may have been the first thing I said about this that fell on your radar, but please consider this. And of all the musicians who have done that, she was the one who disappointed me the most…because I was such a fan.’
Another Beyonce fan tweeted: “Okay how about canceling Hillary’s husband can you do that?”
Uh oh: Beyonce fans didn’t like Monica’s tweet too much and took to Twitter to throw shade at her
“You have no leeway to criticize anyone on anything. Your behavior and subsequent self-denial of gross misconduct has set women centuries back. Most women” come out in the mud “rather than on our knees. Maybe be quiet and continue with some real self-reflection?” said one user.
Another was shocked as to why Monica lashed out at Beyonce when she was being slammed for another lyric.
“It’s always so depressing how far empathy goes so far. Why does this all concern you? You see a black woman being attacked and you think I’m going to carry on?
Why? Another was shocked why Monica hit out at Beyonce when she was slammed for another lyric
One fan clarified that the rappers didn’t use her name as a “verb to refer to sperm,” explaining that “they usually refer to her as a nana or a femme fatale.”
Another asked her if she had contacted Beyonce directly or her team before seeing the criticisms the artist was receiving.
Monica replied, “No, I didn’t. I mentioned it in the first Vanity Fair article I wrote in 2014… It was the first public thing I had done in 10 years. But you bring up an interesting/fair point…’
The details: One fan clarified that the rappers didn’t use her name as a “verb to refer to cum,” explaining that “they usually refer to her as a nana or a femme fatale.”
‘While we’re at it…’: Monica took to Twitter after the lyrics were removed
Monica’s initial tweet came after Beyonce promised to remove an abelistic slur from her new Renaissance track Heated following backlash from fans and disability equality charity Scope.
The singer, 40, a global model – had the lyrics: Sp**zin’ on that ass, s**zin’ on that ass’ in the song she collaborated on with Drake.
A statement given to MailOnline on Monday said: ‘The word, not intentionally used in a harmful way, will be replaced in the lyrics.
However, Beyonce didn’t include an apology.
Fans think there can be no excuse for ignorance when it comes to using the word – especially after Lizzo apologized for using the same word on her song Grrrls a few years ago. just weeks – and had his track re-recorded.
Scandal: Lewinsky had a famous affair with Clinton between 1995 and 1997, their relationship beginning when she was a 22-year-old unpaid White House intern – and ultimately led to his impeachment on December 19, 1998
The word can mean “to panic” or “to go crazy” in the United States, but it is very well known that it comes from the word “spastic”.
The term is often used pejoratively to describe people with disabilities, especially cerebral palsy.
Warren Kirwan, media manager at disability equality charity Scope, said ahead of the statement: ‘It is appalling that one of the world’s biggest stars has chosen to include this deeply offensive term.
“Just a few weeks ago, Lizzo received a huge backlash from fans who felt hurt and disappointed after using the same hateful language.
Controversy: The singer was slammed after using an ableist slur in her new song Heated
“Luckily she did the right thing and re-recorded the song. Hard to believe this could have gone unnoticed by Beyoncé’s team.
“Words matter because they reinforce the negative attitudes that people with disabilities face every day and that impact all aspects of the lives of people with disabilities.
“Beyoncé has long been a champion of inclusivity and equality, so we urge her to remove these offensive lyrics.”
Earlier, Twitter was flooded with comments from those who couldn’t believe that Beyonce, or any of her team members would have noticed the word was offensive – especially after Lizzo’s very public apology.
Take action: A statement given to MailOnline on Monday said: ‘The word, not intentionally used in a harmful manner, will be replaced in the lyrics’; in the picture 2019
They wrote, “Weird that Beyoncé chose to include an ableist slur in one of her new songs right after Lizzo learned of her mistake and removed the same slur from her song.”
‘So bummed that Beyoncé used an ableist slur in Heated It’s the same one Lizzo used (and corrected very graciously)…it was publicized enough that the same mistake shouldn’t have happened again So sick that able-bodied artists don’t recognize evil in their lyrics.
“It’s very hard to believe that neither Beyoncé nor anyone on her team admitted the insult when Lizzo very publicly made the same mistake a month ago (and graciously corrected it). Exhausting.’
MailOnline has contacted a spokesperson for Beyonce for comment.