‘The View’ Hosts Debate Whether Monica Lewinsky Was Cancelled Ahead…

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Sunny Hostin wondered if she was the correct person to talk about cancel culture, given the forthcoming premiere of Monica Lewinsky’s ’15 Minutes of Shame’ documentary on HBOMax.

The controversy between then-President Bill Clinton, 75, and then-White House staffer Monica Lewinsky, 48, occurred more than two decades ago. The View co-hosts weighed in on the nuanced discussion of whether Monica is the right person to discuss cancel culture following the announcement that she is gearing up to release a documentary examining cancel culture from HBOMax called 15 Minutes of Shame, with Sunny Hostin, 52, pointing to her successful career post-scandal during a Wednesday September 22 segment.

The controversy between then-President Bill Clinton, 75, and then-White House staffer Monica Lewinsky, 48, occurred more than two decades ago. The View co-hosts weighed in on the nuanced discussion of whether Monica is the right person to discuss cancel culture following the announcement that she is gearing up to release a documentary examining cancel culture from HBOMax called 15 Minutes of Shame, with Sunny Hostin, 52, pointing to her successful career post-scandal during a Wednesday September 22 segment.

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While Clinton did not face the same backlash as Monica, guest co-host Ana Navarro believes it is illogical to blame the backlash on the internet, as Monica appeared to do in the trailer. “Her life was damaged by her acts, her judgments, her blunders, and the consequences of what she did, not by the internet,” she said. “I believe Bill Clinton’s life did not suffer in the same way.”

Sunny wondered if Monica was truly “cancelled” as a result of the incident, given her job as a producer on American Crime Story: Impeachment and her TedTalk, which has been viewed over 20 million times. “There are consequences for having an affair with the married President of the United States when you are 22 years old,” she stated. “Was she unsuitable for employment?” Was she an outcast?

A handbag line comes to mind. She was a dating show host, I recall. Prior to the internship, I recall her receiving a degree from Lewis and Clark College. The London School of Economics awarded him a master’s degree. She is now a producer of films on the affair. Her existence. Her net worth, I believe, is in the millions of dollars. She is a member of the 1%. I’m not so sure about her being unhirable and a pariah when you talk about it.” Monica’s net worth is estimated to be around $1.5 million, according to Celebrity Net-Worth.

Sunny “pushed back” after Sara Haines detailed the several things Monica moved on to, and the two hosts agreed that Clinton had “abuse of power.” “As an intern or someone under him, you could argue—I truly believe she had affections for him and felt it could be something, but you could agree that there could be retribution,” she explained.

The View Hosts Debate Whether Monica Lewinsky Was Cancelled Ahead Hellip
Monica Lewinsky attended the premiere of ‘American Crime Story: Impeachment,’ which she produced. (Image Press Agency/NurPhoto/Shutterstock)

The hot issue discussion became so heated that the co-hosts proceeded to examine Monica’s post-scandal life even after a commercial break. Sunny reiterated that, while the president “acted horribly,” she doubts Monica’s cancellation. “I just don’t see her as someone who was cancelled,” she said. “While young, while an intern in his office—so certainly there is the abuse of power dynamic—I just don’t see her as someone who was cancelled, because she’s managed to give this incredibly powerful Ted Talk, become a spokesperson for Jenny Craig among other things, and is now producing films.”

Sara then inquired as to how long time Monica would have to “service” for her role in the scandal. Sunny inquired if Monica was being “punished,” and Ana said that the scandal would follow them for the rest of their lives, and that it would be featured in both of their obituaries. Sara insisted that it was wrong to link Monica’s actions with those of the president after Joy Behar made a reference to questionable presidential behavior prior to the Clinton era. “I regard her as a victim more than anything else. “I believe that equating the fact that they both committed something wrong minimizes what was done here,” she explained.

Monica was asked if it was appropriate for her to make movies about the incident by Sunny. “The #MeToo Movement is saying, ‘You deserve to be heard,’” Sara said. Allow us to hear your story…’ She wasn’t able to share hers openly.” Sara appreciated Monica’s bravery for including some of the stuff in her various films about the incident, which Sunny addressed. “She described a horrifying scene. If you’re going to film a movie about yourself, you want to make it as comfortable and safe as possible. She was adamant about this one scene, which was most likely triggering.”

When Sunny brought up the fact that Monica had made many films on the scandal, Joy stepped in and said that Clinton has done well as a public speaker since leaving office. “Bill has amassed a sizable fortune since then. He’s delivering speeches all over,” she explained. Before the commercial break, Ana defused the tension by remarking on how suitable it is that Monica is a spokesperson for Jenny Craig, given how attractive she is!




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