What’s the most high-risk, low-reward thing you’ve ever done?
That was the question asked by popular Twitter account UberFacts, triggering responses ranging from driving drunk to accepting badly paid and grueling jobs.
But one response stood out from them all, and was so popular that the author briefly went viral.
Step forward, Monica Lewinsky.
The former White House intern, who had a sexual relationship with then-president Bill Clinton, quote-tweeted the question with a single-emoji response: a side-eye.
That one emoji is enough to resurrect in our minds the turbulent months after their brief Oval Office liaison, which led to the Democrat commander-in-chief being impeached.
Unsurprisingly, her followers loved her self-deprecating joke:
Lewinsky repeatedly goes viral, often with references to the scandal and how it went on to affect her life.
One highly shared tweet was her urging people not to call it the Monica Lewinsky scandal, and instead use other words that didn’t put the blame on her.
She wrote: “A gentle reminder for ways other than using my name re 1998. let’s not frame it by the woman + youngest, least powerful person involved.”
As alternatives, she offered:
- The Starr Investigation
- The 1998 Impeachment
- The Scandal of 1998
- The Clinton Impeachment
- That Crazy, F***ed Up 1998
And, during the dying days of the Trump presidency, she wrote: “Just realized i am more scared of our government now than i was in 1998. and that’s saying a lot. A. LOT.”
Perhaps one of the funniest posts was when she quote-tweeted a message which urged people to make their mistakes in their 20s, because no-one would remember those mistakes when they were in their 40s.
Lewinsky, who is 47, rightly didn’t agree with the advice.