Lori Loughlin says she 'never pushed' her kids in resurfaced video following college admissions scandal
Yesterday the US Justice Department charged 50 people with participating in a nationwide scheme to get the privileged children of wealthy parents into Ivy League colleges through cheating and bribery - not merit.
Some parents paid proctors in "controlled" testing centers to doctor the results of students' standardized tests, or enlisted a third party to take the SAT/ACT on their behalf. Other parents bribed college officials and coaches to accept their students as outstanding athletes, even if they did not play the sport, in which case they staged photos to fake the students' credentials.
Of the 33 parents charged, two gained massive attention due to their celebrity status: Actress Felicity Huffman, best known as Lynette Scavo from 2000's mystery-dramedy Desperate Housewives, and actress Lori Loughlin, best known as Aunt Becky from cheesy 90's sitcom Full House (plus the cheesy Netflix revival, Fuller House).
Huffman and Loughlin's alleged wrongdoing inspired hilarious memes and attracted widespread scorn. Many people savagely criticized Lori Loughlin's daughter, Olivia Jade, a YouTuber with 1.9 . million subscribers who frequently vlogs about her life of luxury. In one video posted just before starting her freshman year at USC, she said, "I do want the experience of game days [and] partying. I don't really care about school."
As someone pointed out on Twitter, if your grand career ambition is to be a beauty vlogger / "influencer", then why deprive a qualified student of a college education? As US Attorney Andrew Lelling said, "For every student admitted through fraud an honest, genuinely talented student was rejected." You don't need to study the core curriculum to make videos about how to "bling on a budget."
Now, in an video resurfaced by Page Six, we get a glimpse into Loughlin's relationship with her daughters, Bella Giannulli and Olivia Jade. The interview was recorded in August 2017, and absolutely did not age well. Grab some popcorn!
"You know what I don't ever do? I never push my kids too - I always say do the best you can," said Loughlin. "My husband, too, their dad, we're never like, at school, 'You've got to get straight A's.' We were never those parents. We were always like, 'You know what? Give it your all. Do the best you can.' In life, if you give it your all, and you do the best you can, that's it. That's all you can do, and that's enough."
"Especially with kids, I think we put so much pressure and stress on them," the Full House star continued. "A lot of it is unnecessary. It's important to just have down time, free time. I never over-scheduled my kids. I always gave them plenty of time to just sit in their playroom and just use their imaginations."
Remember kids, if you work hard, and do the best you can, your wealthy parents will pay half a million dollars for you to go to a prestigious college with a 17.7% acceptance rate, even though all you're interested in is game days, partying and hocking beauty products on YouTube. Remember to subscribe and hit the bell for notifications! Byyyyyeee!