Lori Loughlin is an actress beloved to all children who grew up in the 90s and early 2000s. One of my favorite childhood pastimes included watching Full House reruns on Nickelodeon. But our beloved Aunt Becky has a dark side.
Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, in addition to 42 other people were charged on March 12, 2019 with conspiracy and bribery charges. Some of those charged included coaches at elite schools like Yale and Stanford, exam administrators, admissions counselors, and other wealthy parents. Most of those charged have been arrested, however Loughlin has not been arrested yet since she is in Canada filming a Hallmark Channel T.V. show.
Loughlin's daughters, Olivia Jade Giannulli and Bella Giannulli, are both known for being social media influencers. Both the daughters profited from their parents' crime. They were both accepted into the University of Southern California (USC) under false pretenses. Lori Loughlin and her husband allegedly paid $500,000 to have their daughters listed as recruits for the women's rowing team. Since attending USC, both of the daughters have never been on the women's rowing team roster.
Just last year, Olivia Jade, known for her YouTube social media influence, posted a video saying she didn't really care about school and didn't know how many of her classes she was actually going to attend. Two days later, she posted a video to apologize for her comments after YouTubers expressed their outrage in the comments section of her previous video. In her apology video, Olivia Jade apologized for offending anyone. But as the video went on, she claimed that some of those who commented blew the situation out of proportion. She claimed that her privileged lifestyle and fame makes her an easy target for getting attacked on social media.
Like many others, I worked my butt off to get into college. Born into a middle class family, I didn't have as many opportunities as my wealthy classmates had. Growing up, I knew that if I wanted to get into a good college, I needed to get good grades, build up my resume, and stay out of trouble.
Lori Loughlin and other wealthy parents tried to make sure that their kids got an easy ticket while the rest of us work hard to get what we want out of life. I am thoroughly disgusted by the actions of these wealthy elite who feel, due to their wealth and status, that they are above the law and entitled to a great education. Thankfully, we live in a country where no one is above the law. As the weeks continue, I am anxious to see the day when our adored Aunt Becky will face her dark side in the courtroom.