Monica Lewinsky Calls For Beyoncé's Lyrics About Her To Be Removed
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Monica Lewinsky has called for Beyoncé's lyrics about her to be removed after the singer recently announced she would be removing an offensive song lyric from her new album.
The pop-star has been recently been criticised for her use of an ableist term in the song 'Heated', the 11th track on her new record Renaissance.
After it sparked a huge backlash on social media, Beyoncé's team confirmed the word would be removed from the track.
"The word, not used intentionally in a harmful way, will be replaced," a statement from Beyoncé's team read.
Following the announcement, Lewinsky now wants Bey to remove the lyrics made about her back in 2014's 'Partition'.
For those unaware, Lewinsky made headlines around the world after she had an affair with then-President Bill Clinton while she worked as an intern at the White House in the 1990s.
Clinton initially denied the affair, using the now infamous words: "I did not have sexual relations with that woman."
Beyoncé references the incident in the 2014 track and sings: “He popped all my buttons, and he ripped my blouse/He Monica Lewinsky-ed all on my gown.”
Yesterday (1 August), alongside a Variety article about Beyoncé removing her offensive lyric from her recent song, Lewinsky tweeted: "Uhmm, while we’re at it… #Partition.
"Beyoncé to Remove Renaissance Lyric After Outrage: Ableist, Offensive - Variety."
uhmm, while we’re at it… #Partition— Monica Lewinsky (she/her) (@MonicaLewinsky) August 1, 2022
Beyoncé to Remove Renaissance Lyric After Outrage: Ableist, Offensive - Variety https://t.co/DzN80FdzPB
In a 2014 interview, after the song was released, Lewinsky opted to correct Bey on her lyrics and told Vanity Fair: "Thanks, Beyoncé. But if we’re verbing, I think you meant 'Bill Clinton’d all on my gown,' not 'Monica Lewinsky’d'.”
The singer was recently under huge scrutiny for using and ableist in her song, with one person writing: "As a disabled [person] who grew up being called a [email protected] to diminish my NeuroDivergent experiences, belittle me, and bully me, I am beyond words hurt you have chosen to use this word in your song.
"You've hurt the community, apologise and change."
Another said: "Language is such a complex thing and words can validly mean different things to different people, but I don't see why any artist would use a word in their song that causes so much upset to millions worldwide."
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