Monica Lewinsky Sends Bold Message Using Taylor Swift-Inspired ‘Asylum’ Trend

SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE – MARCH 02: EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO BOOK COVERS Taylor Swift performs at the “Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour” at the National Stadium on March 2, 2024 in Singapore. (Photo by Ashok Kumar/TAS24/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)

Monica Lewinsky stunned the internet in the best way possible when she offered her take on a viral trend inspired by Taylor Swift “Who’s afraid of little old me?”

Followers say the former White House intern “ATE” — with a capital “ATE” — when she uploaded a photo of the White House to Twitter on the evening of Wednesday, April 25, captioned with the lyrics: “You wouldn’t last a year”. hour in the asylum where they raised me.

For Swift, asylum refers to the cutthroat music industry and scrutiny that has accompanied her entire career. For Lewinsky, it’s the president’s home and office, where she had an affair with the former president. Bill Clinton this led to his villainization in the media and public eye.

In one of his last pieces on The Department of Tortured PoetsSwift appears to be responding to the years of relentless criticism and vitriol she faced from the general public, opening up about the inner turmoil that resulted.

“Is it any wonder I broke down? Let’s hear one more joke,” she croons in the chorus. “Then we could all laugh until I cry.”

“I was tame, I was gentle until the circus life made me mean,” she later sings. “‘Don’t worry, folks, we pulled out all his teeth.'”

Countless people have jumped on the trend, including Dance Moms alum Kalani Hillikerwhose asylum was Abby Lee Miller dance studio, and Leigha Sandersona former member of JoJo Siwa group of girls who called Studio Siwa their haven.

Many non-famous creators have also made a joke of it, with Tumblr, retro video gamesAnd TV show sets replacing the asylum in a more ironic way, while others became a little more real, shining the spotlight on religious traumasports training and even the queue for the Eras Tour ticket office.

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