Monica Lewinsky's Red Prom-Like Dress At Tony Awards Criticized

Effie Orfanides

Monica Lewinsky wore a red prom-like dress to the Tony Awards on Sunday night, and it landed her on several worst dressed lists. According to Hello Magazine, the anti-bullying activist showed up at Radio City Music Hall in New York City for the event, putting herself in the public eye in an effort to gain attention for her latest campaign which aims to bring awareness (and put a stop to) cyberbullying. She has been popping up here and there lately, ever since her empowering TED talk earlier this year.

"In March the 41-year-old gave a TED talk to discuss her scandalous past in an attempt to promote her fight against cyber-bullying and then announced her campaign to end online bullying at a Forbes Under 30 summit in Philadelphia last year. Since then she's been popping up at events around the world including the exclusive Vanity Fair Oscars party and to the Spring Gala in Aid of the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital in London in May where she posed with Elizabeth Hurley."

According to the New York Daily News, Monica's appearance at the awards show was "random" -- but she wasn't alone. Many also wondered why Bella Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski (Entourage), and Amber Valletaa were in attendance. Evidently a night out in the Big Apple brings out big names, even if they are irrelevant to the event itself. They all have their reasons... right?

As previously reported by the Inquisitr, many people find that they do not really care what Lewinsky wears, but do appreciate what she has been trying to do these days, decades after a presidential sex scandal changed her life forever.

"While Monica Lewinsky's red prom-like dress at the Tony Awards wasn't a hit, she is certainly using her bit of fame to do good in the world. Regardless of what she chooses to wear, many people seem to like her message, and that's more important than any dress."

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