Y'all can stop tweeting about Beyonce's #Lemonade now — Monica Lewinsky just won the Internet

She does know a thing or two about very public accusations of infidelity, after all

By Scott Eric Kaufman
Published April 25, 2016 4:01PM (UTC)
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Beyoncé smiles after performing during the half-time show at the Super Bowl, February 7, 2016. (Reuters/Lucy Nicholson)

In the HBO debut of her "visual album" Saturday night, Beyonce addressed a number of the concerns of her critics, and the Internet responded as the Internet responds, with careful and astute analysis:

Many fans thought the series of videos showcased would formulate a statement about the current state of her marriage to rapper Jay Z:


But if it was a statement about infidelity, it was an oddly framed one, given the intimate images and videos of their family life together stitched into it. The best response may have come from another celebrity of a slightly different pedigree who knows a thing or two about infidelity in the public spotlight:

Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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