Olivia Munn and Other Celebrities Sound off on College Admission Scandal

Celebrities have been commenting since the college admission scandal broke surrounding 50 people including actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman. Ahead, see what celebrities have to say about the biggest college admission scandal ever.

Olivia Munn

Actress Olivia Munn tweeted about the scandal on March 14 saying, “What these parents did wasn’t for love, it was for fancy diplomas. Love would’ve made you spend that money on tutors to make your kids smarter, giving them an actual education.”

Olivia Munn
Olivia Munn | Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

Her tweet currently has approximately 6,500 likes and 621 retweets.

Samantha Bee

The host of Full Frontal With Samantha Beetweeted, “BREAKING NEWS: ENTRANCE INTO COLLEGE UNJUST, TILTED IN FAVOR OF WHITE KIDS WITH RICH PARENTS.” Bee’s tweet has more than 56,000 likes, according to Variety.

Brian Koppelman

Brian Koppelman, the co-creator and showrunner of Showtime’s original drama series, Billions, spoke about what leaving college without debt meant to him.

“As we are all processing the insane advantage money gave some in the college process, it’s worth noting the far greater crime: some folks, like me, graduated with no debt. My dad was rich and generous enough to pay. That advantage is incalculable. Gave me so much life choice.”

He followed up his original tweet with another saying, “I was able to chase my passions and curiosities partially because I did not have debt to service. As a country we have to level that playing field.”

James Van Der Beek

Actor James Van Der Beek also took to Twitter to share his feelings. Van Der Beek poked fun at the scandal, referring to his character’s line in the film Varsity Blues when he says, “I don’t want your life.”

To make the joke even better, the FBI’s code name for the scandal was “Operation Varsity Blues.”


Several outlets are heralding Van Der Beek for his stellar response.

Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham tweeted on March 12, 2018, “all the people involved in this college scam should have gathered their money and started a small elite college where Lori Loughlin teaches a class on smiling.”

Later the same day she tweeted again about the scandal saying, “My parents didn’t care enough about college to scam but they’d definitely buy me a boyfriend who is willing to sit with me at the ER.”

David Mamet

Playwright and screenwriter, David Mamet, has been friends with Felicity Huffman and her husband, William H. Macy, for decades.

William H. Macy and David Mamet
William H. Macy and David Mamet | David Livingston/Getty Images

After the scandal broke, Mamet wrote an open letter, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Some of the letter’s highlights include “The unqualified may be accepted for many reasons,” and “I worked for very many years in and around our Elite Universities. I am able to report that their admissions policies are an unfortunate and corrupt joke.”

Mamet ultimately defends his longtime friends in the letter while stating that the college admissions process is corrupt. To wrap up the letter, Mamet calls for a “Texas Verdict,” meaning you’re not guilty but don’t do this ever again.