I am not a parent… yet. However, I understand what it’s like to have your mother and/or father to want to give you a good chance at life. I’ve always worked hard to get where I wanted to go. Yes, there are alternative ways, but that doesn’t mean cheat, especially when getting into college.

Last week fifty wealthy Americans got arrested after getting caught in a bribery scandal. Even the famous got involved as they charged actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman for their involvement in the syndicate. Okay, we understand they want their kids to have a college education, but buying their way into the best schools in the country isn’t the way to go. Whatever happened to them working their way to the top?

There are conflicting reports to whether Social Media Influence, Olivia Jade and her sister, Isabella whose mother is Loughlin, will drop out of USC. CNBC reports the girls are still enrolled at the University while Teen Vogue says they won’t return to the school. Which these sources are accurate is anyone’s guess.

The claims against Lori and Mossimo are they paid US$500,000 to have their daughters be recruits to the USC crew team, despite them not being taking part in the sport. They also doctored photos by having their kids’ faces photoshopped over the top of stock photos of athletes. Also, Refinery29 alleges the girls posed with rowing equipment to fake photos. For all non-Americans, crew team is rowing.

Did The Kids Have Knowledge Of The Crime?

Now, Huffman and Loughlin weren’t the only ones involved with this scandal. Loughlin’s husband and father of her daughters, Mossimo Giannulli was also taken in for the crime. Huffman’s husband, William H. Macy was not apprehended as it’s undetermined if he knew about the scam. Others got arrested but Loughlin and Huffman are the most recognisable names.

It depends on the situation, some parents caught up in the act might have gone behind their children’s backs, not wanting them to be accessories if they got caught.

Whether the Giannulli sisters knew what their parents planned to do remains unclear. We’ll find out over time through accurate news sources, but for now, we need to wait to clarify those rumours.

Aftermath

While not much information on what’s happening with Huffman, but Loughlin and Giannulli are suffering. Loughlin has been deemed a queen of the holiday movie scene on Hallmark. She’s been cut from their company as one of their leading stars.

To make the situation worse for the family, Olivia has lost her partnership with makeup brand Sephora. According to Entertainment Tonight, Olivia and her sister are ‘embarrassed’ by what has happened with their parents and refuse to go outside. 

Also, Olivia is being trolled online by so-called ‘keyboard warriors’. Despite what her parents did, it’s not her or her sister’s faults. They need to see how us underprivileged people live. We work hard for our money and they should think about the people who didn’t receive the greatest upbringings. 

The whole situation gives new life to the phrase “spoiled little rich kid” and makes the privileged kids of today realise the world doesn’t revolve around them.

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cjhawkings

C.J. Hawkings has written for the now-defunct Entertainment website, Movie Pilot. She now writes for FanSided website, Dork Side of the Force and WhatCulture.

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