The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star Janet Hubert has dragged Lori Loughlin following her prison release, predicting that the actress’ ‘white privilege’ will allow her to resume her career after the controversy.
Loughlin, 56, was released from a prison in California on Monday after serving two months over the college admissions scam.
The Full House actress pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud earlier this year after paying bribes for her daughters – Olivia Jade and Isabella – to secure places at the University of Southern California (USC) as members of the rowing team despite neither of the girls ever rowing before.
Loughlin surrendered to prison in October and was released early on Monday.
Reacting to the news, Janet, 64, tweeted: ‘So when white actresses commit crimes they get new shows, pilots, etc. Lori Loughlin …I assume, will get an Emmy for her time in prison.
‘Hmmmm…oh to be white, blond, and privileged! No thanks I would rather be bold, black, and dignified! #onlyinamerikkka.’
Agreeing with Janet’s sentiments, a follower responded: ‘But wait for it…. She’ll receive a roll in a quirky sitcom where they’ll joke and laugh about her stint in prison as if it was just an experience for her to checke off on her bucket list [sic].’
‘THIS is what Jada’s mother was talking about. No that girl will be just fine. Her family will be ok. She doesn’t need any other support,’ another tweeted.
One follower added: ‘I guess her “apology” is a bonus to the privilege. Although, black people been apologizing for nothing for years and still get treated less than or get the horrific treatment within this political and justice system.’
Another weighed in: ‘I’m white and pissed over the whole thing. My kid had a 1550 sat/ 4.0 and getting into college was just rejection after rejection.’
Janet recently reunited with her Fresh Prince co-stars, including Will Smith, last month and opened up about their bitter feud which saw her replaced as Aunt Vivien and how she struggled to find work in Hollywood as a dark-skinned Black woman after the controversy.
Loughlin’s daughter and YouTube star Olivia Jade broke her silence on the scandal during an interview with Jada Pinkett Smith on Facebook Watch series Red Table Talk.
Much of the discussion centered on the privilege held by Loughlin’s family as white, wealthy and famous. Olivia Jade, 21, owned up to them using their privileged position to get their own way while also apologising for her involvement.
‘We had the means to do something and we completely took it and ran with it. It was something that it was wrong,’ Olivia stated.
She added: ‘I feel like a huge part of having privilege is not knowing you have privilege, and so when it was happening, it didn’t feel wrong. I also felt very misunderstood. The picture that has been painted of me, I feel like, is not who I am. I’m not this bratty girl that doesn’t want to change anything…
‘When you read it, you realise that there’s like some truth. I understood that people were upset and angry, and maybe it took me a little bit longer to understand what for, but man, am I glad I did realise.’
‘I took my privilege and all my blessings for granted, and I never thought anything of it.’
Loughlin’s husband Mossimo Giannulli was sentenced to five months in prison for his part in the scam, orchestrated by Rick Singer, and is set for release in April 2021.
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