Candace Cameron Bure has given her view on the sentences given to Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannuli following their involvement in the university admissions scandal.
The pair was first charged with involvement in bribing the University of Southern California with a reported $500,000. The large amount of money was disguised as donations. This week, the couple received their prison sentences after pleading guilty to involvement with the scandal. Fashion designer, Mossimo Giannuli received five months in federal prison, while Full House star, Lori Loughlin, was given a briefer sentence, of just two months.
When Entertainment Tonight posted an Instagram announcing the sentences, many users commented in frustration with the visible “Hollywood privilege” reflected in the punishments.
Candace Cameron Bure was among the many comments on Entertainment Tonight’s Instagram post announcing the couple’s sentences. She posted a disappointed-looking emoji to illustrate her feelings about the situation.
Loughlin’s former Full House castmate commented in response to another user’s comment saying that “They should have 4 years each for the college kids that should have gotten in.” Cameron Bure’s thoughts are summarized in her comment, simply adding “😔”. No words precede or follow the pensive, sad emoji.
The pair’s sentencing has caused public outrage due to the belief that privilege played a large role in the received sentences. Social media users write that if the two hadn’t been famous or white, their punishment would have been harsher. As a matter of fact, Twitter users are posting cases in comparison to Lori Loughlin’s. The viral tweets illustrate the inconsistency in judgment depending on the defendant’s race and wealth.
According to CNN, Loughlin and Giannulli must “surrender to the US Bureau of Prisons before 2 p.m. on November 19.”