Chrissy Teigen savagely trolls college admissions scandal with hilarious tweet
Over the past couple of days, news has emerged of a college admissions scandal involving at least 50 wealthy parents.
According to reports, the scheme - which had been going on since 2011 - saw dozens of prominent or influential figures bribing administrators of the SAT and ACT exams to get their children places at elite schools. Among those charged in the fraudulent scheme are Desperate Housewives actress, Felicity Huffman, and Full House star, Lori Loughlin.
The scandal quickly became a source of discussion (and memes) on social media, with many people directly calling out those caught up in the criminal racket. And so, of course, Chrissy Teigen had to get involved.
Between tweeting about her pet hamster and weighing in on the great debate of whether or not it's cool to throw cheese at your baby for internet points, the model and TV personality gave her two cents on this whole admissions scandal debacle.
"Does this look real? We are trying to get into Harvard," she wrote, sharing a series of terribly-photoshopped images of her face and that of her husband, John Legend, on the bodies of football players.
Teigen also used celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin and her husband Mike Rosenthal's faces in the snaps, commenting underneath: "I feel like mine could pass."
The picture was a reference to some specific examples of bribery, in which parents allegedly paid coaches of sports teams to fill team slots with their children instead of actual sports stars who could have won scholarships. It is believed that images of the students who attained their spots fraudulently were then photoshopped to make them look more athletic.
Fans responded by sharing their own photoshopped images of the celebrity couple - and some of them were pretty good!
Others, meanwhile, were... uh... questionable.
Some took the opportunity to vent about the scandal - and they weren't alone in their disgust over the situation.
Wealthy parents are accused bribed proctors to give students the correct answers in exams or amend incorrect answers after the papers had been submitted. This sometimes involved children faking learning difficulties so that they would be able to undergo their examinations in private facilities.
The whole thing was allegedly masterminded by William Singer, who ran a college prep company called The Key.
"What we do is we help the wealthiest families in the US get their kids into school," he was recorded saying to a client in 2018. "They want guarantees, they want this thing done. They don’t want to be messing around with this thing."
The whole situation is obviously very upsetting - especially for parents whose children have missed out on the education they deserved thanks to the privileged elite. But at least it's out in the open now, and people like Teigen aren't letting their celebrity peers get away with it.