Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are caught up in a major imbroglio! The two actresses and 48 other people have been charged in an elaborate college admissions scheme.
What is this scheme?
In the scheme, wealthy parents paid hefty sums to get their children into colleges of their choice on athletic scholarships, regardless of the potential students’ actual athletic abilities.
U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew Lelling said in a statement about the indictments:
There can be no separate college admission for the wealthy, and I will add there will not be a separate criminal justice system either.
Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, paid $500,000 to boost their two daughters' chances of getting into the University of Southern California, according to court documents. Huffman and her spouse, actor William H. Macy, paid $15,000 to buy one of their daughters extra time for her SAT test, according to prosecutors.
Kellyanne Conway, President Trump’s advisor, weighed in on the whole situation.
Conway’s scathing reaction
In her comments about the indictments, Conway didn’t shy away from telling what she really thinks. She called the actresses’ intellectual abilities into question in her sharp tweet:
In a separate tweet, the counselor pointed to 48 other people who were charged, stating that the parents involved in the case did no favors to their kids (many of which were reportedly oblivious to the scheme):
Other public figures reacted, too
Other well-known individuals’ reactions are not as harsh as that of Conway’s. Actress Lena Dunham joked:
Dawson’s Creek star Jason Van Der Beek expressed his opinion, too:
Journalist Ben Dreyfuss joked:
And what do you think about the scandal? Tell us in the comments!