Monica Lewinsky, you could say, knows a thing or two about making mistakes.
And while she'll always be most remembered for the events that shot her to infamy in the 90s, she's more recently become something of a Twitter legend for her uncanny ability to own her notorious past with a certain rapier wit. So when she recently responded to one of beloved comedian Sarah Cooper's tweets, the internet lost its collective mind.
Twitter Queen Cooper, meet Twitter Queen Lewinsky.
uhhhmmmmmm. https://t.co/e1tn5yLEQG— Monica Lewinsky (@Monica Lewinsky)1594168855.0
Cooper, of course, is the comedian who's become a household name among those active on Twitter and TikTok for her ingenious and hilarious lip-syncs to President Trump's speeches and press conferences.
She tweeted earlier this week with some advice for the youths about making mistakes when you're young, so that by the time you reach your 40s, they're long gone in your rearview mirror. Plus, Cooper joked, if you get them over with early you can repeat them when you're in your 40s.
It was a joke instantly relatable to anyone whose young days are mostly behind them. But there's some holes in Cooper's logic. Counterpoint: Monica Lewinsky.
After all, not only has she never escaped her early 20s "mistake"—90s-era SNL clips lampooning her still live on on YouTube, and right-wing commentators and politicos still regularly mock her on Twitter—but we can probably all agree the Clinton-Lewinksy scandal is not an experience she wishes to repeat in her 40s.
Perhaps only Lewinsky, in her trademark social media-winning way, could pack all of that into a simple, one word response to Cooper:
Yep, that pretty much perfectly sums it up.
It's no wonder, then, that her response to Cooper had Twitter folks hailing her as their Queen.
@MonicaLewinsky @Mal_A_Clypse You always win the internet. Always.— 30 to 50 Large Adult Adopted Sons (@30 to 50 Large Adult Adopted Sons)1594169786.0
@MonicaLewinsky This is why @monicalewinsky is my favorite person on Twitter!! Somehow she is even funnier than Sarah Cooper😂😂— taylor (@taylor)1594168942.0
@MonicaLewinsky Monica's reply is gold.— Angela Belcamino (@Angela Belcamino)1594177058.0
@MonicaLewinsky 🙌— Ben Stiller (@Ben Stiller)1594171685.0
@MonicaLewinsky Well if this one doesn’t go down in the tweet hall of fame, they aren’t paying attention.— Sona C. (@Sona C.)1594201637.0
@MonicaLewinsky Mic drop 🎤— Ron Fournier (@Ron Fournier)1594170357.0
@MonicaLewinsky MONICA— Devin (@Devin)1594169265.0
@MonicaLewinsky Monica living her best Twitter life again today— Tangled up in Blues 🏆 ↙️↙️↙️ (@Tangled up in Blues 🏆 ↙️↙️↙️)1594168980.0
Monica Lewinsky is truly an excellent Twitter follow. Funny, smart and even a little self-deprecating. I can’t imag… https://t.co/vTufzXLnZ0— Jason Kersey (@Jason Kersey)1594170877.0
One day, one glorious day on some distant horizon, I hope to have one tenth the self-possession and humor of Monica… https://t.co/Dya8s0UHoD— Daniel Summers, MD (@Daniel Summers, MD)1594182494.0
Lewinsky, of course, is no stranger to owning her past in this sort of witty and comedic way.
Apart from writing and doing public speaking engagements about her experience in the White House and the fallout that ensued, she regularly uses it as fodder for internet jokes—including using it to take on the current administration, with hilarious results.
Long live Twitter Queen Lewinsky!
We're not worthy.
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