Recent news of a college scandal has left “Full House” and “Desperate Housewives” fans in a tizzy. Actresses Lori Loughlin, better known as Aunt Becky, and Felicity Huffman reportedly bribed the University of Southern California’s administrators in order to have their children receive admission to the highly prestigious school.
Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli, founder of Mossimo clothing brand, paid USC’s crew coaches $500,000 so that their two daughters could attend the university as “recruited athletes,” despite the fact neither one of them had ever done rowing before.
Olivia Jade, Loughlin and Giannulli’s younger daughter, is known on social media and YouTube for her makeup tutorials.
She posted a video back in August of 2018 saying “I don’t know how much of school I’m going to attend, but I’m going to go in and talk to my deans and everyone and hope that I can try to balance it all. But I do want the experience of game days and partying — I don’t really care about school, as you guys all know.”
The YouTuber experienced major backlash in the comment section. Angry viewers criticized Olivia Jade for pushing aside and taking for granted her enormous privileges. These privileges all happen to come from her parent’s substantial amount of money.
Following the cheating incident, the 19-year-old lost her partnership with the cosmetics and skincare brand Sephora.
"After careful review of recent developments, we have made the decision to end the Sephora Collection partnership with Olivia Jade, effective immediately," Sephora announced in their statement.
The Hallmark Channel has ended any and all connections with Lori Loughlin, and several advertisements having to do with Loughlin or her daughter have been removed by various companies.
Felicity Huffman, who was also involved in the scandal, has experienced similar consequences from her involvement. The “Desperate Housewives” star was accused of paying $15,000 to an ACT and SAT cheating firm for her daughter. Nicollette Sheridan, one of Huffman’s co-stars, was not impressed.
“We don’t know the facts, [but] we can be extremely disturbed by the entitlement, power and money that can take away from less privileged. And that to me is disgraceful,” Sheridan said.
Sheridan is not the only one who had things to say about Huffman and Loughlin’s actions. Celebrities including Jim Carrey, Julia Roberts and Chrissy Teigen weighed in and cracked jokes upon the matter.
Carrey and Teigen took to Twitter in order to mock and poke fun at the people who took place in the college scandal. Carrey posted a contentious painting he made inspired by the event, and Teigen photoshopped a picture of herself on to a soccer player, captioning the photo “Does this look real? We’re trying to get into Harvard.”
The two actresses were not the only ones involved in the scheme. In fact, there were 50 other people who were charged with dishonestly trying to gain admission to the nation’s top universities. But really, Aunt Becky? We thought you were better than this.