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Monica Lewinsky disinvited to an event on 'social change' after Bill Clinton accepted invitation

Monica Lewinsky made headlines on Wednesday when she announced on Twitter that a magazine disinvited her to an event after Bill Clinton decided to attend. (Image source: YouTube screencap)

Monica Lewinsky was reportedly disinvited to a philanthropic summit hosted by Town and Country magazine, after former President Bill Clinton accepted an invitation to the event.

Lewinsky tweeted on Wednesday — the same day as the event: "dear world: please don't invite me to an event (esp one about social change) and -- then after I've accepted -- uninvited me because bill Clinton then decided to attend/was invited. it's 2018. Emily post would def not approve."

She added, "p.s....and definitely, please don't try to ameliorate the situation by insulting me with an offer of an article in your mag."

While Lewinsky didn't name the event or magazine in question, Huffington Post reported that Town and Country magazine was the target of the former White House intern's post.

Clinton attended the event and introduced activist and survivor of the Parkland high school massacre Emma Gonzalez, who served on a panel discussion. Attendees confirmed that Lewinsky was uninvited to the occasion.

Angel Urena, a Clinton spokesperson, confirmed the former president's invitation and that "He gladly accepted," adding that "Neither he nor his staff knew anything about the [Lewinsky] invitation or it being rescinded."

Twitter users unsurprisingly had strong opinions on the issue. One user said of Clinton, "I'm surprised people are still inviting him to things on (sic) the #metoo era." Another said, "In 2018, a woman is STILL metaphorically handcuffed to a consensual sex act for over 20 years in our culture, and we're still trying to save Bill Clinton's poor widdle feelings. I want to know what this trash magazine is."

That's when it was revealed in Lewinsky's Twitter feed that the Huffington Post reported Town & Country as the magazine who offended her.

Following that post, another follower tweeted, "Great detective work!! Not even shocked considering @TandCmag's target audience. Oh the irony," and showed an earlier tweet from Town and Country magazine with a quote that said, "Philanthropy starts with saying 'That's not right.' And getting to work.'"

Town and Country magazine did not immediately respond to TheBlaze's request for comment.

Editor's note: The original version of this story erroneously indicated that Clinton "headlined" the event. While Clinton attended, the keynote speaker was Lin-Manuel Miranda. We regret the error. 

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