Monica Lewinsky cast a subtle nuance on actress Jennifer Aniston after a Friend star criticized her for being ‘known for doing nothing’, while celebrity internet condemned them for ‘diluting’ Hollywood.
Although Lewinsky, 48, has yet to respond to the 53-year-old’s claims, she made her feelings very clear when she ‘liked’ a tweet criticizing stars who ‘humiliated another woman’s past’ despite claiming that ‘preaching empowerment’.
In a tweet posted on a long topic about Lewinsky’s role in pop culture – and the way dozens of singers and rappers have used her name these years – Twitter user @ernestsewell hit on ‘hypocrites’ who beat up a former White House trainee over the years .
‘Even @Beyonce, Ms. Female-in-Power (whom I love and enjoy) used Ms. Lewinsky’s name in a song about … well, something. For women who preach empowerment to humiliate another woman’s past [and] get her out because she looks really hypocritical. ‘
Shadow Throwing: Monica Lewinsky seems to have thrown a punch at Jennifer Aniston after liking her tweet condemning women who just pretend to ‘preach empowerment’
Bad reception? Lewinsky’s move came after Aniston was criticized for commenting on a former White House intern as she talked about people who are ‘known for doing nothing’
Invited: The tweet in question reflected on the way other famous women treated Lewinsky
In another tweet, the user pondered: ‘I wonder if @lizzo asked Lorena Bobbitt to use her name and her violent actions, just as hundreds of rappers and comedians use the name @MonicaLewinsky as pejorative, forgetting the real woman behind it; who has feelings, a spirit, his own mental health to maintain and dignity. ‘
Lewinsky was famously at the center of sex scandals with then-President Bill Clinton came to light in 1998 after his two-year sexual relationship with the then 24-year-old intern.
Lewinsky’s online activity came when Aniston began to face fierce reactions after her comments about ways Internet stars find fame in modern society, and angry fans accuse the star of trying to ‘guard’ the Hollywood elite.
Comments were made during Aniston’s sitting interview with Pam & Tommy star Sebastian Stan (39) for DiversityInterview ‘s Actors on Actors while the couple was discussing the infamous leak of a 1995 sex video of Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee on which the Stan series Hulu is based.
Controversy: Lewinsky became tabloid food in the late 1990s after her two-year affair with then-President Bill Clinton in the 1990s came to light
Changes: Aniston thought about how ‘the internet has really shaped a new culture about people becoming famous’
Actors About Actors: Aniston’s comments were given during a 30-minute sitting with Pam & Tommy star Sebastian Stan
Aniston said the leak came at a time when the internet was starting to affect society as she pondered: ‘It was right at a time when the internet was really shaping a new culture about people becoming famous.
‘This thing that people are becoming famous for basically doing nothing but still having these amazing careers. And then the reputation of women … I mean – Paris Hilton, Monica Lewinsky, all that. ‘
A private sexual video of Paris Hilton in which she and then-boyfriend Rick Salomon are leaked to the internet in 2004.
Stan replied: ‘When you look back to the 90’s, you see how many things happened in that decade. Even the OJ Simpson thing was actually the beginning of 24-hour news. ‘
His comment led the Horrible Bosses star to add: ‘I feel so happy that we tasted the industry a bit before it became what it is today … More streaming services – you’re famous from TikTok, you’re famous from YouTube, you’re famous from Instagram. It’s almost like diluting the acting business. ‘
They are not impressed: Twitter users quickly called out the Friends star for her comments, claiming that her career was boosted by the fact that her parents Nancy Dow and John Aniston are also actors
Just Go With It Stars The comment quickly provoked a furious response from some Twitter users who thought Derailed star’s thoughts on finding fame were ironic due to the fact that her parents were the late actress Nancy Dow and Days of Our Lives star John Aniston, 88.
One fan tweeted: ‘Jennifer Aniston plays the same character who is just a version of herself in every movie and constantly gives nothing away. The only thing that saves her is that she has pretty good co-workers who should be preserved as a comic relief … there are always talentless NEPOTISM babies who want to give their opinion. ‘
Another wrote: “Jennifer Aniston needs to calm down with her opinions when her nepotism introduced her to the industry and now she continues to earn $ 20 million a year just from a syndication from a show that ended decades ago.”
‘They are so angry that they can’t retain the title of celebrity to stay in their weird Hollywood elite of nepotism (sic),’ another Twitter user said.
As a father, such a daughter: Aniston in a picture with her dad, the actor from the Day of Our Lives, John Aniston
Alienated: Aniston’s late mother Nancy Dow starred in series such as The Beverly Hillbillies and The Wild Wild West; the couple had a 15-year quarrel over a book that says it all in 1999
Times are changing: online commentators claim that the actress did not understand how social media helps talents from ‘neglected’ communities to find fame
One fan thought, ‘Jennifer Aniston (baby nepotism) is not talking about true injustice to the acting industry (nepotism) and instead pretends that the acting profession is degraded when people from all walks of life have the opportunity to become actors based on their own difficulty working and virality (sic) ‘
Another added: “I feel so happy that nepotism drew me in before TikTok, YouTube, Twitch and other services gave other people a chance to be seen. I could never compete with so many candidates. “- Jennifer Aniston, in essence.
However, some fans have spoken out in defense of the Marley & Me star claiming she was right when she said online platforms have allowed influencers to get roles traditionally given to actors.
‘She’s not wrong … the early 00’s were revolutionary. In fact, you had to have talent ‘, one person commented.
Another added: “Still, she is right. Trained actors and those who are just leaving training have been put aside for some time because of influencers without any training. And it happens in all segments, regardless of race / class. ‘
Anistona’s parents divorced when she was nine, and the actress had an estranged relationship with her father – who initially discouraged her from acting.
In 2012, the Blackmail Hunter star told the Hollywood Reporter: ‘My father’s advice has always been,‘ Don’t do this. Become a doctor. Become a lawyer. ”
‘He didn’t want my heart to break because he knew it was hard work. That made me go even harder. Do what makes you happy and never let people get you in. ‘
Born to be a star: Aniston got her first TV role with Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik (center) in the 1990 short series Molloy.
TV Veteran: The actress also starred as Jeannie Bueller in the spin-off series Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Ferris Bueller, the same year
However, the veteran actor was a support to her career when she started making her name in Hollywood.
In a joint 1990 interview with E! In the news, the soap opera star praised the then up-and-coming actress and stated: ‘Jennifer is a natural talent. There are certain things you can learn in this business, and there are certain things you cannot learn. The comic instinct she has in the infallible. That is her greatest asset. ‘
The Bruce Almighty star got her first regular television role in Molloy in 1990 and appeared in Ferris Bueller, a television adaptation of Ferris Bueller’s 1986 film Off.
Both shows were canceled, and the star had a few more minor roles before getting a breakthrough role as Rachel Green in Friends in 1994.
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