Monica Lewinsky raised eyebrows over the weekend when she tweeted the hashtag #MeToo.
On Sunday, Twitter was ablaze with the #MeToo hashtag started by actress Alyssa Milano. The online trend was a call to action asking women to speak up if they’d been sexually harassed or asaulted by writing the words “me too.”
If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet. pic.twitter.com/k2oeCiUf9n
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 15, 2017
Milano received thousands of responses, and the hashtag #MeToo soon started trending on the social media platform.
However, one subtle tweet from Monica Lewinsky left people wondering who she was referring to.
— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) October 16, 2017
Many Twitter users seemed to assume that she was talking about the affair she had with then-President Bill Clinton, and the resulting scandal that rocked the nation.
Others thought she might have been referencing Hillary Clinton, who has been accused in the past of attempting to silence her into submission.
As The New York Times noted, Clinton once reportedly referred to Lewinsky as a “narcissistic loony toon.”
Moreover, Lewinsky is on record as saying the former first lady always had an impulse to “blame the woman” when it came to allegations of sexual misconduct.
Regardless of who Lewinsky was referring to, many Twitter users expressed their support for her.