'Aunt Becky' Jokes Abound Over Lori Loughlin College Admission Scheme Indictment

Brenda Watkins
March 15, 2019

Kyle Richards is one of many who were completely caught off-guard by the alleged college admissions cheating scam which involved both Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin.

Huffman is accused of giving $15,000 "to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her oldest daughter", per the indictment, and Loughlin is accused of paying $500,000 to have her daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team even though neither of them row crew. The Jan. 26, 1993 episode, called "Be True to Your Pre-School", featured Loughlin's character, Becky Katsopolis, opposing such deception.

The two parents are forced to navigate the line between wanting what's best for their children and taking things too far when they try to get them into the prestigious preschool.

Jimmy Kimmel predicted Loughlin "could be the "Becky with the good hair" that Beyoncé warned us about" on her Lemonade album. "Maybe the fast track isn't it. Nicky and Alex are normal, healthy kids and whatever track they're on, they seem to be doing OK". Becky says to Jesse near the end of the episode.

"They're really great people, and you kind of just go, 'I'm really so confused by all of this, '" Richards confessed. They also allegedly did the same for their younger daughter, who enrolled at USC last fall.

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Actress Lori Loughlin turned herself in on Wednesday to authorities, one day after federal officials accused the actress and her husband of being involved in a major bribery scheme involving parents using bribes to help their children gain entry into elite colleges without merit.

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

Noah expressed disappointment in "Aunt Becky", Loughlin's character on the beloved ABC TV sitcom "Full House" (and its recent Netflix revival, "Fuller House").

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".

"This all started when Aunt Becky and Uncle Jesse tried to lie to get their twins into that fancy preschool", another wrote. "Aunt Becky should've know better after all of that", another said.

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