Following their respective arraignments in the sweeping college cheating scandal, Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are facing criminal charges and potential prison sentences.
They’re also facing a public that’s not particularly sympathetic to the plight of rich people who got caught paying huge bribes so their apparently not-so-smart children can attend Ivy League universities, taking spots away from more-deserving applicants who don’t have the benefit of wealthy TV-star parents.
The actresses are also facing the judgement of their peers, including “The Predator” star Olivia Munn, who took to Twitter on Thursday to unleash her scathing opinion.
The way Munn sees it, the parents’ illegal actions had nothing to do with love for their children, but were all about “fancy diplomas.”
Actual love, Munn continued, “would’ve made you spend that money on tutors to make your kids smarter, giving them an actual education.”
On the day the scandal broke, Munn threw some shade in Loughlin’s direction, apparently mocking the fact that the “Fuller House” star allegedly spent a half-million dollars in bribes to get her daughter, Olivia Jade Giannulli, into USC, where she’s currently a social media influencer.
She followed that up with just a bit more mockery.
Loughlin and Huffman are among dozens of wealthy parents arrested in the massive sting operation centring around William “Rick” Singer and his nonprofit organization, Key Worldwide Foundation, which prosecutors allege is nothing but a front for accepting bribes from parents trying to get their children into prestigious universities.
Singer pled guilty to charges of racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, conspiracy to defraud the United States and obstruction of justice.
Huffman and Loughlin are facing conspiracy charges; they’re due to appear in court in Boston on March 29, at which time it’s expected they’ll enter pleas.