The internet is totally obsessed with a college admission scandal that’s exposing how sneaky celebrities get their kids into top schools using bribes and illegal kickbacks.
Actresses like Full House’s Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman from Desperate Housewives are under scrutiny from federal investigators for helping their kids cheat on the SAT and get into top private schools like USC. The wacky details of the unfolding drama include stories of parents paying college sports coaches to pretend their kids are star athletes. ????
Celebrities involved in the cheating scandal are getting ruthlessly dragged on social media.
Aunt Becky went for it:
Lori Loughlin indicted as she "agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team…thereby facilitating their admission to USC." https://t.co/jXPbJTVREi
— Bo Erickson (@BoKnowsNews) March 12, 2019
According to legal documents, one anonymous celebrity parent actually paid to have their child’s face photoshopped onto a real-life swimmer. No, seriously.
Man I am dying at the detail in this college admissions cheating scandal that they photoshopped the kids' faces onto actual athletes' bodies to submit pics to schools pic.twitter.com/gNEIjpsUA2
— Molly Hensley-Clancy (@mollyhc) March 12, 2019
Lori Loughlin’s daughter Olivia Jade is under fire for pretending she rows crew to get into USC.
She was recruited for the university’s crew team, and then made money from her fame and the use of her likeness. Hmm, if only real student athletes could do the same!https://t.co/6S4kdKEvgc
— Jorge Arangure (@jorgearangure) March 12, 2019
Imagine Committing Fraud for a Kid and Then She Just Starts Vlogginghttps://t.co/Xv2enyUHf3
— Irin Carmon (@irin) March 12, 2019
I've watched so many Olivia Jade (OJ) videos this morning I know what kind of self tanner she uses and how long she leaves it on (she sleeps in it) pic.twitter.com/kUszvgs69b
— Cait Raft (@caitraft) March 12, 2019
Lori Loughlin’s daughter immediately started returning on the investment tho pic.twitter.com/Ypc7CT7MNd
— Gabrielle Bluestone (@g_bluestone) March 12, 2019
People are blasting the dishonesty and blatant entitlement that motivated the cheating parents.
did any one else just assume that celebrities paid to get their kids into college and are shocked that it’s actually illegal
— jaboukie (@jaboukie) March 12, 2019
This story of how rich people schemed and broke the law to get kids into college is a perfect capsule of America now. https://t.co/ObdayNwCNI
— Anand Giridharadas (@AnandWrites) March 12, 2019
Oh, Loughlin's daughter Olivia gave an interview after being admitted to USC: "I don’t know how much of school I’m gonna attend… But I do want the experience of like game days, partying…I don’t really care about school, as you guys all know." https://t.co/0psWndpoqv
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) March 12, 2019
What's funniest about the college bribery scandal is that the privileged, unbright scions of celebrity wealth felt they needed the imprimatur of prestige schools to justify their rank in life, to bolster the charade. A false meritocratic standard is worse than no standard at all.
— Antonio García Martínez (@antoniogm) March 12, 2019
Others are just totally trolling them for getting caught.
celebrity mom summoning circle, hope this works…
???? college ????
— Ayo Edebiri (@ayoedebiri) March 12, 2019
“BlAcK pEoPle NeEd To StOp WaStInG MoNeY oN aIr JoRdAnS!” pic.twitter.com/0OkJMEjUZB
— Eugene Scott (@Eugene_Scott) March 12, 2019
can you imagine spending $$$ on scam to get your dumb brat into Yale then she makes a video about how she's not even really planning on going to her classes once she's there?????? L-O FUCKING L: https://t.co/qvIC1albV7
— Bridget Todd ???????? (@BridgetMarie) March 12, 2019
Maybe not for long…
— Selina Grissom (@LilRdVet2) March 12, 2019
But for most people, the ‘surprise’ scandal wasn’t much of a surprise at all.
Really outraged at these celebrities buying their kids into elite colleges in an unsanctioned rather than sanctioned manner
— Jesse Singal (@jessesingal) March 12, 2019
As usual, the rich and entitled find a way to cut corners. What’s more disturbing is how these entitled kids robbed spots from hardworking, honest, and ethical students — and that’s totally not cool for school.