Aunt Becky has been sentenced to two months in prison for her role in the college admissions scandal… meanwhile, they’re locking some up for much longer for something as simple as a traffic crime.
Actress Lori Loughlin was sentenced to two months in prison for her participation in the viral college admissions scandal involving her daughter getting into the University of Southern California.
“I went along with a plan to give my daughters an unfair advantage in the college admissions process,” Loughlin said at her virtual sentencing. “In doing so I ignored my intuition and allowed myself to be swayed from my moral compass. I thought I was acting out of love for my children. But in reality, it only undermined and diminished my daughters’ abilities and accomplishments.”
Loughlin paid $500,000 to William Rick Singer, who engineered the scandal, to get her daughters into the University of Southern California. In addition to her two-month prison sentence, she must perform 100 hours of community service and pay a fine of $150,000.
“While I wish I could go back and do things differently, I can only take responsibility and move forward,” she said, as she began to cry. “I am truly, profoundly and deeply sorry. I’m ready to face the consequences and make amends.” Loughlin’s husband, Mossimo Giannulli, was sentenced to five months in prison, 250 hours of community service, and must pay a $250,000 fine.
Black Twitter did not miss an opportunity to let Aunt Becky have it. They also called out the injustices in the system with cases that were similar to hers. Twitter user @notcapnamerica tweeted, “Aunt Becky was sentenced to 60 days in prison. I doubt she’ll serve more than a few weeks at most. I’d get more getting picked up for a dime bag.”
Aunt Becky was sentenced to 60 days in prison.
I doubt she’ll serve more than a few weeks at most.
I’d get more getting picked up for a dime bag.
— chris evans (@notcapnamerica) August 21, 2020
“Crystal Mason, a Black mother of three, is currently serving five years in prison because she cast a vote in Texas in 2016 without knowing those with a prior felony are ineligible,” @cmclymer tweeted. “Lori Loughlin just got two months for intentionally conspiring to commit wire and mail fraud.”
Crystal Mason, a Black mother of three, is currently serving five years in prison because she cast a vote in Texas in 2016 without knowing those with a prior felony are ineligible.
Lori Loughlin just got two months for intentionally conspiring to commit wire and mail fraud.
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) August 21, 2020
Check out more reactions from Black Twitter below. Thoughts on this?
Michelle wasting guards to bail out Aunt Becky who served 2 of her 5 days in prison pic.twitter.com/H5Tq7q58AQ
— tony singleton (@tonysin24808725) August 21, 2020
Reminder that a black woman was sentenced to three years in prison for using her ex’s address to enroll her kids in a better school district. Aunt Becky here will probably get house arrest for like a week.https://t.co/meiAqaNXWt
— Stone Cold Jane Austen (@Magzdilla2early) August 21, 2020
Given that Lori Loughlin is going to prison, I think Aunt Becky may be starring in the next "Full House" follow-up series… pic.twitter.com/Za78kDaTpm
— Zak Wolf (@wiley207) August 21, 2020
They really only gave Aunt Becky two months in jail for brining her children’s way into college…..the luxuries of being a white person. pic.twitter.com/ZuGzvtDdR9
— αитнoиу. (@MyLifeAsAD) August 21, 2020