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The Tweets About The Felicity Huffman And Lori Loughlin Arrests Are Truly Wild

What do you get when you cross 50 rich people, desperation to have their kids get into good schools, and some very easily bribed officials?

The recipe for the dumbest crime ever, of course.

Felicity Huffman and Lori Laughlin have both been arrested in connection with a college admissions scandal ring. The internet lost its mind. Let’s get into it.

A quick summary.

In case you missed it, news broke that over 50 people have been indicted in a case involving falsified college entrance exam scores.

Among those people are two prominent actresses, Lori Laughlin (Aunt Becky on Full House) and Felicity Huffman (Lynette Scavo on Desperate Housewives).

The bribes rolled in.

According to court documents, Huffman and Loughlin were both caught in “Operation Varsity Blues,” which is a 100% real thing. This is the world we live in, according to Global News.

They paid bribes to coaches, photographers, and to William “Rick” Singer, who runs a college prep program, to have people take the SATs for their children.

They also cheated in other areas.

In addition to the SATs, photos of the children were photoshopped to demonstrate them playing sports they had never played.

Meanwhile, actual students who couldn’t afford to bribe a bunch of susceptible officials missed out on spots to attend those universities.

But okay, I’m sure Lori Laughlin’s daughter, Olivia Jade, who has stated in multiple videos on her YouTube channel that she has no interest in college, deserved that spot more, right?

This should have been their first plan.

Somehow, sneaking a radio in disguised as a sandwich seems less ridiculous now that we know pictures of Lori Laughlin’s kids were photoshopped to make it look like they participated in crew.

Which they did not.

Why crew?!

This tweet is going to win an Oscar.

Isn’t it, like, a rich people thing to just donate the wing of a building or something?

Haven’t these people seen a single episode of Gilmore Girls? Or Gossip Girl?

Or literally any teen program in existence?

Let’s look at them getting roasted on Twitter.

Did y’all order some Full House and Desperate Housewives memes? Because that’s what I have prepared for you today, with a side of some William H. Macy tweets.

I’ll also be providing outside commentary on the broken system that allowed this to happen.

Behind every great scandal... a beautifully stupid tweet.

The intranet is having a heyday with this one in particular. If you need a laugh, finish up here and then go read the replies to this tweet.

I! Love! FACTS!

As far as celebrity scandals go, this one is so insane that it’s beyond belief. Which makes it perfect material for social media.

There are few things better than seeing rich people who abused their privilege face the consequences for their actions.

Also, Full House jokes.

What did William H. Macy know?

Felicity Huffman’s husband, William H. Macy, hasn’t been charged in the scandal.

He is merely listed as her spouse, but it has been indicated that he did have knowledge of what his wife was doing.

What, like crimes are illegal?

Some of the best tweets are the ones that say nothing at all.

Out of context understand that best, which is where this piece of art came from. Can’t wait to see it in the MoMA.

The tea is actually pretty lukewarm tbh.

Maybe because Hollywood just made it look normal, but I was surprised that this was even a crime.

I guess it’s only a crime if you get caught...or are dumb enough to, anyway.

A crime even Kimmy wouldn’t commit.

Honestly, the thing I’m most surprised at with this one is that Kimmy applied to Stanford.

Uh...don’t get me wrong, I love her, but isn’t that just money down the drain? Oof.

Time to cast the movie of this scandal.

So, who would you guys pick to play Felicity and Lori in the inevitable movie of this weird af crime?

I don’t know if it’ll win Oscars, but it’ll make a great Lifetime original movie.

Why did they even bother?

Considering Olivia literally said she was going to college for the parties and the games, it kinda seems pointless to have her do any college prep. Her parents bought her a place.

When I went to school, my mom bought me some school supplies. Same thing, right?

Tfw you steal someone else’s spot.

A 1420 that wasn’t even earned painful.

Somewhere out there is a kid who actually worked hard for their score, and didn’t get in because a rich person decided their child deserved to go more.


WWUJD (What Would Uncle Jessie Do?)

Not cheat, that’s what. Danny Tanner’s disappointment would not be worth cheating to get anything.

Life tip: Just imagine the frown on his face and do whatever the opposite of what you were going to do was.

Didn’t these actors learn anything from the characters they played?

The Full House jokes just kept rolling.

Shout out to everyone who moved fast enough to custom make their memes, instead of just using stock gifs. Y’all are true heroes of the internet, and I salute you.

Becky: the later years.

Seriously, people pulled these references within minutes of the arrests being announced. Is the internet secretly full of_Full House_ and Desperate Wives stans?

Anyway, at least Lori wasn’t arrested in a wedding dress. Silver linings.

Leave no out of context screencap unturned.

The internet @ Felicity Huffman: we're watching you. Always watching.

This is a story 100% worthy of a Desperate Housewives episode. Or even an entire season. "Lynette cheats to get her kids into university" would have been a hell of a plotline.

I knew this meme would come in handy one day.

Whoever made this was thinking ahead. The meme? A classic. The joke? Fresh. My day? Made.

I think they might need both Olsen twins for this one, though. Maybe all the former Tanner kids.


My biggest question is why does it cost $500k to get a kid into a school.

If you have to pay that much money to put your child into a school they didn't even want to be in...maybe rethink your life decisions.

Squad goals.

Ah yes, The heroes we didn't know we needed and actually didn't need at all and are not heroes in the slightest.

Unless your heroes commit dumb crimes.

Then maybe these are the women for you? I don't know your life.

Someone send this to Reese Witherspoon.

I would watch the hell out of this concept.

Honestly, just have Laura Dern play all the roles, too. She has the talent, the range, and the passion to get it done.

That's all, folks

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As of now, Felicity Huffman is out on bail.

Who knows what will become of the 50+ people who thought that their money was worth more than someone else's child getting the education they earned and deserved?

Until then...we have some good memes to produce.