'Better to be Electrifying Than a Fossil’: Users Help Monica Lewinsky Choose Between Tesla & Subaru

© AP Photo / Lionel CironneauUS former White house intern Monica Lewinsky attends at the Cannes Lions 2015, International Advertising Festival in Cannes, southern France, Thursday, June 25, 2015
US former White house intern Monica Lewinsky attends at the Cannes Lions 2015, International Advertising Festival in Cannes, southern France, Thursday, June 25, 2015 - Sputnik International
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Former White House intern Monica Lewinksy, notorious for her affair with then-President Bill Clinton which later led to his impeachment, tweeted on Thursday that she was unsure which automobile to purchase, sparking an immediate response on the social media platform.

Tesla co-founder Elon Musk entered a brief Twitter exchange with Monica Lewinsky, offering her a great deal after the anti-bullying activist and former White House intern went viral on Twitter on 10 September.

Lewinsky, known for her scandalous affair in 1995-1996 with then-President Bill Clinton, which culminated in his impeachment, revealed she was struggling to make a choice between a Subaru and a Tesla.

​The billionaire immediately responded that she was welcome to “try a Tesla”, to see if she liked it.

​The short Twitter conversation between the two sparked a chain reaction on the social media platform.

Users weighed in, offering buying advice, with some touting the advantages of a Tesla, that runs solely on electricity.

Subaru is yet to release a fully-electric vehicle, but does offer some hybrid models featuring gasoline engines and a rechargeable battery.

Formula 1 racing executive Mark Gallagher cast his vote for the electric vehicles.

​Many others similarly opted for the Tesla.

​Author Jon Ronson touted the Subaru.

​Sceptics offered their view of the all-electric vehicle.

​Producer Peter O Riordan piped in, wondering if the offer was uniquely addressed to Lewinsky.

​At this point, some commented that it was “standard policy”.

​Others underscored that the choice Lewinsky was struggling with was far beyond the reach of a great many ordinary people.

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