Social media went wild after news broke that actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were among dozens of people indicted yesterday in connection with a massive college admissions scandal. Some poked fun at the matter with jokes and memes, while others criticized the ladies for what they had been accused of doing, including President Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway.
".@LoriLoughlin & @Felicity Huffman indicted for lying and buying spots in college," Conway wrote, tagging the actresses in her tweet -- though Loughlin later deactivated all of her social media accounts.
"They worried their daughters are as stupid as their mothers," she added.
Lori Loughlin, best known for her role as Aunt Becky in Full House, and Felicity Huffman, who starred in Desperate Housewives, are two of a group comprised of 50 individuals who stand accused of paying millions of dollars in bribes to ensure their children would be admitted to elite colleges. Colleges named in the scandal include Yale, Georgetown, Stanford, and the University of Southern California.
In a follow-up tweet, Kellyanne acknowledged that the actresses were getting the most exposure because of their fame, and made sure to remind her followers that there were 48 other people involved in the elaborate scheme -- calling some of them out.While some Twitter users agreed with her criticism of the accused parents, The Huffington Post noted that a number of people responded to Kellyanne's tweets to point out some apparent irony in her words. Considering that Conway is a mother of four, some clapped back at her for attacking the celebrity kids, many of whom The Daily Mail reported were unaware of the alleged payments made by their parents. Others took note of the numerous scandals that President Donald Trump has been embroiled in. "Yes, it's terrible when kids of wealthy parents get things they don't earn, like college placements and security clearances," one user responded.
"Your boss had to pay 25 million dollars for university fraud," wrote another.As The Inquisitr previously reported, Felicity Huffman was arrested yesterday for her alleged involvement in the cheating scandal. She was given a $250,000 bond. Lori Loughlin is expected to turn herself in today upon returning from filming in Vancouver, Canada. However her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, was arrested on Tuesday morning for his alleged involvement. He was slapped with a hefty $1 million bond. All three have been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud.