NEW YORK — It’s National Bullying Prevention Month and Monica Lewinsky is teaming up with celebrities for an anti-bullying campaign that targets name-calling.
Appearing Friday on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Lewinsky says the #DefyTheName campaign calls on people to change their social media names to include the names they were bullied by. Lewinsky says she’ll now be known as: Monica Chunky Slut Stalker That Woman Lewinsky.”
Thx to @Alancumming @Andy @dpshow @iamjohnoliver @KellyRipa @lenadunham @maysoonzayid @oliviamunn @questlove @SarahKSilverman @tonyhawk for 👇🏻anti-bullying PSA kicking off #DefyTheName Join in using your Bullied Name in your display name this oct. @BBDONY https://t.co/FrjZFG2Aao
— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) October 5, 2018
Lewinsky says she had a long list of names from childhood on. She says name-calling is the most common form of bullying and it’s important not to let those names define you.
Lewinsky says organizers want to recreate a community of empathy online.
You can see content from all those participating in Lewinsky’s campaign by using #DefyTheName on social media.
Lewinsky was a White House intern when she had an affair with President Bill Clinton. Clinton initially denied the affair before admitting to it in 1998.