The recent college admissions scandal involving Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin has shocked many. Not surprisingly, a lot of people are angry to hear that Huffman and Loughlin took part in bribing and cheating their kids’ way into college – and took to social media to express their disappointment.
Details of the college cheating scandal
The investigation into Huffman and Loughlin’s alleged involvement in what’s being called Operation Varsity Blues resulted in Huffman’s arrest today, according to Us Weekly. Federal Bureau of Investigation’s L.A. Public Affairs specialist, Laura Eimiller, told the site that a warrant for Loughlin’s arrest was served at her home earlier today “but she was not there.” Loughlin’s husband, Mossimo Giannulli, was also arrested.
Further, Christina DiIorio-Sterling, a spokesperson for the United States Attorney in the District of Massachusetts, shared that the Full House actress “is out of the country” and “was contacted by federal authorities and told to turn herself in.”
According to court documents, Huffman allegedly “made a purported charitable contribution of $15,000…. to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her eldest daughter.” Loughlin and Giannulli allegedly “agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team — despite the fact that they did not participate in crew — thereby facilitating their admission to USC.”
Reactions have not been favorable
As a result, many people are outraged about this case, as plenty of kids work hard to get into college, so hearing that some Hollywood celebrities paid their kids’ way into higher education is not going over well.
On one recent photo that Huffman shared on Instagram, a commenter aired their frustration over the actress’ involvement in the scandal, writing: “So disappointed. I always loved you as an actress, but to cheat to get your child into college?! Maybe your kid just isn’t college material. You took spots away from eligible students who worked hard to get accepted. Despicable really. My kids worked their butts off in high school and college… summa cum laude… in very difficult majors. When you do something like this, you take away from kids who really deserve to get
Lori Loughlin was getting the same type of commentary on her Instagram account, which has now been deleted.
Loughlin’s daughter Olivia Jade under fire
Loughlin’s daughter, YouTuber Olivia Jade, has also come under fire on Instagram as well, with one commenter writing: “You took a great education away from those who are less fortunate than you, that admission could’ve gone to a student who worked 109373829 x harder than you have, and it’s a shame that you were handed this because of money.”
Some of her followers, however, are supporting her, as it’s been reported that she didn’t know about her parents’ involvement in the scandal. One fan wrote: “I don’t think ppl should be hating this much on her unless we know 100% that she knew her parents paid for her to get in. Just saying. She might not have known.”
Loughlin’s other daughter, Isabella, has made her Instagram account private though, prior to that, commenters flooded her posts. One person noted: “Hope you’re taking advantage of your time at USC since you and your sister clearly didn’t get admitted based on grades or merit.”