Monica Lewinsky responds on Twitter to the 'most high-risk, low-reward thing' she's ever done

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Monica Lewinsky responds on Twitter to the 'most high-risk, low-reward thing' she's ever done
Monica Lewinsky in 2015Lionel Cironneau/AP
  • Monica Lewinsky poked fun at herself on Friday with a cheeky Twitter post.
  • She responded to a tweet asking "the most high-risk, low-reward" thing people have ever done.
  • Lewinsky, 47, made headlines after she and former President Bill Clinton had an affair.

Monica Lewinsky isn't afraid to poke fun at herself.

On Friday, the anti-bullying activist delighted people on Twitter when she responded to a tweet by UberFacts, an online web service and app that shares random facts online.

"What's the most high-risk, low-reward thing you've ever done?" the account asked.

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Lewinsky, 47, gave a cheeky response by retweeting the post with the side-eye emoji. Her posts received more than 257,000 likes and 45,000 retweets from people applauding her sense of humor about her affair with Clinton.

Lewinsky's seemingly self-deprecating joke was a reference to the infamous affair between her and Clinton. While serving as a White House intern from 1995 to 1996, Lewinsky reportedly had nearly a dozen sexual encounters with Clinton at the time.

Lewinsky later admitted the affair to investigators in 1997, and the scandal broke a year later to intense media coverage. In response to Lewinsky's claim, Clinton denied the affair with the now-famous line: "I did not have sexual relations with that woman."

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Monica Lewinsky responds on Twitter to the 'most high-risk, low-reward thing' she's ever done
Monica Lewinsky worked as a White House intern under former President Bill Clinton.Getty Images

The affair eventually led to Clinton's impeachment in December 1998, but he was not found guilty of perjury.

Lewinsky faced severe media scrutiny for the affair, causing her to leave the public spotlight in 2005 to pursue a master's degree in social psychology at the London School of Economics. Years passed before she reemerged in 2014 with a Vanity Fair op-ed about the affair.

Since then, Lewinsky has joked about the affair several times.

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In 2019, psychologist and author Adam Grant asked his Twitter followers what "the worst career advice you've ever received" was.

Lewinsky answered: "An internship at the white house will be amazing on your resume."

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