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Twitter Roasts Full House’s Aunt Becky For Involvement in College Admissions Scandal

Twitter Roasts Full House’s Aunt Becky For Involvement in College Admissions Scandal

After the news broke today that Full House's Lori Loughlin and Desperate Housewives starFelicity Huffman were among the 40 people allegedly involved in a college admissions bribery scandal, people immediately started to wonder whether they would face any jail time.

Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, allegedly paid $500,000 to have their two daughters - Isabella, 20, and Olivia, 19 - deemed as recruits for the University of Southern California's crew team though they never actually participated in the sport.

In the 26-year-old episode, Loughlin's character, Becky Katsopolis, faced a dilemma.

Jimmy Kimmel predicted Loughlin "could be the "Becky with the good hair" that Beyoncé warned us about" on her Lemonade album. During their interview at Bouton Hall, Becky caves, telling the admissions officer that they "may have embellished - lied - a bit on [their] application". Becky says to Jesse near the end of the episode. Maybe the fast track isn't it. "I'm their father. If I don't lie for them, who will?"

She tells him, "I know you want what's best for them, but you know what?" She is accused of paying an organization $15,000 to help her daughter cheat on her SATs, according to The Cut.

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Many social media users pointed out the parallels (and differences) between Loughlin's real-life situation and on-screen life lesson.

Journalist Ernest Owens brought up Abigail Fischer, the woman who sued claiming affirmative action prevented her from getting into the University of Texas, Austin, and added: "Live footage of when Abigail Fisher finds out it wasn't qualified Black people via affirmative action who took her spot - but wealthy white people like Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin who used cronyism, capitalism, and nepotism instead".

The former alleged that Loughlin "could be going from Full House to the big house" - a joke only made 1.2 million times on Twitter - while the latter said that he expected this from a Desperate Housewife, but not from Aunt Becky.

"I'm so disappointed in you, Aunt Becky".

On the show, DJ has a bad dream about taking the SAT and Uncle Jesse not only takes a peek at the test answers, he also tries to sneak a cellphone into the testing room so DJ could cheat.


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