In the wake of Lori Loughlin’s release from prison, former “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star Janet Hubert has spoken out regarding the former’s “white privilege” and how it defined the legal proceedings of her college admissions scandal.
The 64-year-old star reacted to the news that Loughlin was released on Twitter, where she blasted the fellow actress for what she believed her wrongdoings in this ordeal to be, as well as addressing inherent societal inequalities in her case that have to do with race.
In her social media rant, Hubert pointed out through a hashtag that “#onlyinamerikkka” can a white woman commit crimes and still come out the other end more successful due to it all.
“So when white actresses commit crimes they get new shows, pilots, etc. Lori Loughlin …I assume, will get an Emmy for her time in prison. Hmmmm…oh to be white, blond, and privileged! No thanks I would rather be bold, black, and dignified!” The star tweeted out to fans regarding Loughlin’s case.
In other social media posts, Hubert pointed out the factual difference between how a case like Loughlin’s was handled and one like that of Connecticut resident Tanya McDowell who was sentenced to five years in prison for sending her son to school in Norwalk, despite the fact that she lived in Bridgeport.
“There is a black woman that is serving 5 years for just using a different address to put her child in a better school. Those who are coming angry for my tweet…I will meet you at the door,” the star went off on Twitter by saying. “SNL used my photo when talking about this school mess, I was NOT amused. #donnottestme.”
It seems as though many of Hubert’s followers are on the exact same page as her. When one user reached out in agreement with the star’s previously-mentioned post, she responded candidly with, “There are many white parents who are pissed as well. College is expensive and hard to get in. We have to start really pushing back. College should be free anyway.”
Loughlin, 56, served a two-month-long sentence, agreed to pay a $150,000 fine, and serve 2 years of supervised release with 100 hours of community service for her part in shady dealings to get her daughter, Olivia Jade, enrolled in a better university.
Olivia Jade’s Take
Earlier this month, Loughlin’s daughter Olivia Jade sat down with the Smith family for an episode of “Red Table Talk” where she spoke on her mother’s role in the college admissions scandal.
Apologetic in her tone and despite push-back from some parties, the young social media influencer said, “I understand that just based on my skin color I already had my foot in the door, and I was already ahead of everybody else. Right. I think that 100%. I can recognize that going forward.”