Monica Lewinsky has called on Beyonce to rewrite a line on her album “Renaissance” after reports that she would change it. This follows accusations of ableism.
Beyonce has been in hot water since the release of the album on July 29th. The lyric to “Heated”, the eleventh track on the album, was criticized by critics for being ableist.
Beyonce sings “Spazzin’ in that a—-, spazzing on that –.”.” According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, spasticity is an “abnormal muscular tightness due to prolonged muscles contraction.”
1 Oct is the start of #BullyingPreventionMonth2021. I’m doing an awareness campaign, and each day i’ll highlight an org that can be helpful to shifting this social pandemic of online abuse, cyber-bullying and harassment.— Monica Lewinsky (she/her) (@MonicaLewinsky) October 1, 2021
please help by retweeting. #ClickWithCompassion
Lewinsky posted a Variety report about Beyonce’s decision to remove the lyrics from her song on Twitter Monday. Lewinsky also suggested that the pop star might consider changing “Partition” from 2013.
“Uhmm, while you’re at it… #Partition,” Lewinsky wrote. She became an anti-bullying advocate after her highly publicized affair with Bill Clinton in the 1990s when she was his intern.
A Twitter user asked Lewinsky if she had spoken to Beyonce about “Partition” prior to the singer’s controversy. Lewinsky said that she hadn’t.
Lewinsky said that he did mention it in the 2014 vanity fair article, which was the first public thing I’d done for 10 years. But you make interesting/fair points
USA TODAY reached out to Beyonce’s representative for comment on Lewinsky’s tweet.
After online backlash, Beyonce will remove the ‘ableists’ lyrics from her ‘Renaissance album: Reports
Beyonce sings “Partition” and makes a reference to Clinton and Lewinsky’s affair.
Lewinsky has previously spoken out against Lewinsky’s inclusion in “Partition” and other forms of pop culture.
Lewinsky wrote in 2014 for Vanity Fair, “Every day someone mentions me on a tweet or a post, and not entirely kindly.” “Every day, it seems, I’m mentioned in an op-ed column, or in a clip or two of a press article — mentioned in passing on articles on topics as diverse as millennials, Scandal, and Francois Hollande’s love story.”
She said that Miley Cyrus refers to me in her twerking act, Eminem rhymes about me, and Beyonce gives me a shout-out with her latest hit. Beyonce, thanks for your kind words, but I believe you meant “Bill Clinton’d all be on my gown,” not “Monica Lewinsky’d.” “
Beyonce was accused of using an ableist slur. We should also stop using other terms.