Did Misha Collins have affair with Bill Clinton? Supernatural star trends as Monica Lewinsky article resurfaces
Collins had written an op-ed in the Baltimore Sun in 1998 in support of Lewinsky as media engaged in victim shaming following revelation of the affair
'Supernatural' actor Misha Collins, whose real name is Dmitri Krushnic, began trending on social media early on Wednesday, December 16, after a 1998 article of his defending Monica Lewinsky resurfaced. Collins, before beginning his career in acting, interned at the White House during former President Bill Clinton's administration in 1994. Soon after social media became aware of the news, many took to Twitter to make jokes and spread rumors about a possible amorous relationship between Collins and Clinton, citing the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
However, there were many users who pointed out that Collins left his White House internship months before Lewinsky became an intern there. Regardless of the actor not knowing Lewinsky at the time, Collins had written an op-ed in support of Lewinsky as media engaged in victim shaming following revelation of the notorious affair. Collins, in the Baltimore Sun, wrote: "In attempting to find clues about Ms. Lewinsky’s behavior to determine whether they suggest an affair, the media have reported that sources describe Ms. Lewinsky as ‘infatuated’ with the president, ‘star struck’ and even ‘a stalker.'"
“Evelyn Lieberman, former White House deputy chief of staff, and other staffers say they recall Ms. Lewinsky as suspiciously enthusiastic about spending time with Mr. Clinton and that she ‘hung around’ the West Wing a little too much," he continued, adding how all interns were seemingly infatuated with Clinton at the time. "One female intern strategically stepped into a closet so that she could ‘accidentally’ step out again when Mr. Clinton was passing, only to be reprimanded by the president for hiding in the closet," he wrote. "If Monica Lewinsky had not seemed like a star-struck, infatuated stalker who hung around the West Wing every chance she got, then it would be fair to say her behavior in the White House was suspicious."
One Twitter user alleged: "So no one was gonna tell me that Misha Collins is actually named Dmitri and that he fu***d Bill Clinton?" A second wrote: "Finding out that misha collins might have fucked bill clinton is making my lose my mind." Another defended Collins in their tweet, writing his op-ed only proves he's a "good dude." The user wrote: "Please read this to get some clarity on why Misha Collins is trending! He wrote that article in defense of Monica Lewinsky. Just proves that he's always been a really good dude." Another clarified: "The full article. In no way, does Misha make it seem like he wanted to sleep with the president.. which isn't the point. How the hell that became the 'point' of this article to people, idk."
So no one was gonna tell me that Misha Collins is actually named Dmitri and that he fucked Bill Clinton?— Izzy Grace 💕 (@IzzyGrace6) December 16, 2020
finding out that misha collins might have fucked bill clinton is making my lose my mind pic.twitter.com/6iffMmzGzN— linds (@jojochalamet) December 16, 2020
Please read this to get some clarity on why Misha Collins is trending!— mel 🏳️🌈 bobo berens #1 fan (@mishasdiary) December 16, 2020
He wrote that article in defense of Monica Lewinsky. Just proves that he's always been a really good dude. pic.twitter.com/BBgsccAUaR
https://t.co/A95KDPfs7G - the full article. In no way, does Misha make it seem like he wanted to sleep with the president.. which isn't the point. How the hell that became the 'point' of this article to people, idk.— 🇺🇸🌊 🆂🆃🅸🅽🅰 🅻🆈🅽🅽 🇺🇸🌊 (@chriska0806) December 16, 2020
Lewinsky, in her sensational 2018 docuseries 'The Clinton Affairs', made multiple new revelations about her infamous affair with the former president; it also talked about her first public disclosure of how she had considered suicide after her affair with former president. The former White House intern, in an article in June 2015, had first written that "the shame, the scorn, and the fear" put her in a dark place where she was considering taking her own life.