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Felicity Huffman And Lori Loughlin Were Busted Bribing Colleges To Get Their Kids In And Twitter’s Got Jokes

Actors Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are getting dragged hard by Twitter after news broke Tuesday that the two women were allegedly involved in bribing colleges to get their kids in to school. What?? Not Aunt Becky!

But yes. The two women are reportedly among 50 rich people being charged in what federal officials say is the largest college cheating scam ever prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice.

According to court documents cited by ABC, Loughlin and her husband reportedly “agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team—despite the fact that they did not participate in crew—thereby facilitating their admission to USC.”

As for Huffman, court papers allege that she and her husband made a “purported charitable contribution” of $15,000 in order to get her elder daughter into school. They supposedly made a similar agreement for their younger daughter but ended up backing out.

A lot of people on Twitter are having a ball joking about this (and many of the jokes have to do with the characters the women have played on TV).

Firefly‘s Jewel Staite is ready to play Huffman inthe inevitable made-for-TV movie.

Comedian Billy Eichner tweeted, “TERI HATCHER GOT ME INTO BROWN” and “JUDITH LIGHT GOT ME WAIT LISTED AT TUFTS,” which led to a lot of his Twitter followers piping in with their own jokes.

And a few people brought up the delicious irony that Felicity Huffman has a line of “mom” mugs.

In fact, you can get her “Good Enough Mom” on sale right now.

As comedian Guy Branum tweeted, Felicity Huffman’s presidency is definitely over.

Bethenny Frankel tweeted about it (and referenced Jussie Smollett), writing, “Scamming to get sympathy that you were gay bashed. Scamming to brag to your friends about how smart your kid is. What’s next?”

But wealthy people forking over money to get their kids into school certainly isn’t something new.

And many other people pointed out that this is just part of a bigger rigged system.

Andrew Lelling, the U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts, said at a news conference on Tuesday, “This case is about the widening corruption of elite college admissions through the steady application of wealth combined with fraud. There can be no separate college admissions system for the wealthy and, I’ll add, there will not be a separate criminal justice system either.”

h/t: Page Six, ABC News