Ever since the news broke about Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin’s mega-bucks spending sprees to acquire college admission for their children, I can’t get that question out of my mind.
A seemingly innocent aunt of a Full House and a Desparate Housewife–cheating and thieving to send their kids to a good school. How rude!!!
If I had their, or any other persons of extreme wealth’s funds, I wouldn’t. What I would do is hire a proper tutor or SAT coach to further educate them and give them pointers but I wouldn’t buy a spot in a college or university for them.
The first I heard of the news was actually online and was focused on Huffman’s “scandal” and when I saw the recent photo of her, all I could think was “Wow—I wish I had her money and plastic surgeon because she looks great!”
Check out the before and after pics of Huffman. I’m telling money is better spent on great plastic surgery than cheating. Hey Felicity–my birthday is coming up and I’m poor AF–can you treat me to your plastic surgeon?
And then it sunk in along with the $500,000 that Aunt Becky and her designer husband paid to get their daughters into USC.
Hmmm. Is Lori Loughlin’s husband tan-gifted naturally, or is he fake tanned like all of Hollywood–and me?
So many thoughts were swimming around in my gray matter. I was shocked, disgusted, angry and fed up—but yet, I wasn’t surprised.
Apparently, this practice has been going on for a long time. Wealthy people securing a place for their less-than-intellectually-gifted children into Ivy League or other institutes of higher education by way of the almighty donation. Money. A building. A wing. Name your price. Get my idiot child into your school.
I have NO idea what school these guys are from but the “A” isn’t for behaving like Hester Pryne! Judging from the aura of inbreeding, I’m sure these are blue-bloods who’s parents’ cheated old-school style to get the fruits of their loins into institutes of higher education!
And it’s so wrong on every level.
It’s cheating. It’s white-collar crime. It’s vulgar. It’s entitlement at it’s worst. It’s basically saying “I have money, therefore I’m better than you”
Pretty-much says it all-doesn’t it?
And it reminds me of something my father told me. He said “Katie—you are no better than anyone and nobody is better than you”
Think about those words—they ring so true. No one person is better than anyone else. Does anyone $hit gold medallions? I think not. We all have the same bodily waste. We’re all on an equal par.
Or are we? The cheating starts early—and it’s the parents to blame.
I think back to when my own kids were in school. They did their own projects. If assistance was needed in the form of my bringing in treats to coincide with a project, I would do so for them. But they did the work and the research and the final product!
And its one thing that has always irked me—the project. As God is my judge I’ll never forget when my daughter, Oona, was in third grade and the students had a project where they had to dress like a character and recite an oral speech. Parents were invited for a fun time.
One of her classmates came dressed as Pocahontas. Her grandmother made an elaborate outfit and the child had to refer to index cards because she couldn’t even pronounce many of the words she had to recite. Who gets the grade? Grandma?
In my time as a mom, I’ve come across a percentage of parents who would do their child’s homework; parents who called up the coach because their child didn’t make the team and parents who challenged the school system because their child didn’t have the smarts to get into an AP Class. Yet, the parents insisted their child get into said class and therefore dragging the rest of the class down.
These are forms of cheating. It’s being dishonest and it isn’t giving your child true values or an exercise in real life.
So true. I would be surprised if these women did any time–yet a person of color goes to jail for years over a stolen candy bar! These women stole college tuition and a career from a student who SHOULD have gotten into school on merit!
I may not have been the perfect mom but I damn well sure as hell would never cheat to get my child ahead in school or extra-curricular activities. It takes a spot away from one who deserves it.
Yes. I was the mom with the “saucy” vocabulary–but I gave my kids a terrific set of values.
What message are these people giving their entitled spoiled brats? That it’s ok to cheat your way in life.
I have absolutely no sympathy for Ms. Huffman and even less sympathy for Loughlin and her husband, the designer Mossimo Giannulli!
While I do give Ms. Huffman (of the stellar plastic surgery) credit for appearing humble, she still doesn’t get a pass from me.
But Aunt Becky? Look at the arrogance! Where Huffman appeared humble, Loughlin looks like an entitled bitch. I hope she goes to jail!
So far Hallmark has dropped Loughlin from her present project with them and there will be no more projects. Netflix has dropped her from the upcoming season of Fuller House. It looks like she ruined her career—and rightly so.
Yeah honey. Hopefully nobody is gonna have mercy on your cheatin’ arrogance!
Her daughter, Olivia Jade, who is a huge Instagram and YouTube influencer has been dropped by Sephora, TRESSeme and other companies she’s collaborated with. This young entitled brat has gone on record (on her YouTube channel) to wax poetic about how she can’t stand school. Meanwhile, somewhere out there is a 19-year-old who studied hard all through high school, took SAT courses, did well and did not get into USC or their choice of Ivy League college and some privileged little snot did.
Something tells me that these two aren’t smiling now!
Can any good come out of this?
No Felicity–we will talk about your plastic surgery later but your crime today!
And take a look at how your husband is handling this!
Well…hopefully it should and I hope it does. Our institutes of higher education are money makers—many schools sit on millions to billions of dollars and tuition rates climb. For what? Will these kids get a good return on the money spent? They will stress while the wealthy entitled will end up getting a great job because mommy and daddy know people.
I, for one would love to see free college in this country—but that’s another can of worms.
I want this expose to linger. I want the guilty parties exposed. I want them to go to jail—yes, I do. They lied. They cheated. And people of lesser incomes go to jail for a longer time for lesser crimes.
So perhaps our system will change a bit.
For me—this whole scandalous incident makes me even more proud of my three children than I’ve ever been. They worked hard during their college years. Harder than many people because nothing was handed to them on a silver platter—not even a Chinet © plate! All three are successful adults and they did it on their own. And each of them will still manage to say that they could have worked harder.
While the children of stars and the wealthy are getting wasted, I can rest assured that my three kids were hitting the books and got into school on their own merit!
What’s your take on this? I’m wondering if you are as disgusted and angry as I am. Voice your opinion in the comments~