On Monday, actress Lori Loughlin was released earlier from prison after serving nearly two months for her college admission scandal involvement.
But Actress Janet Hubert from “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” was not here for it! She claimed that the actress’s time in prison would only enhance Loughlin’s profile and career thanks to white privilege.
In a tweet, Hubert posted a GIF that depicted her character as Aunt Viv, where she predicted a future filled with “new shows, pilots, etc.” for “Full House’s” Aunt Becky now that she’s out.
She wrote. “Lori Loughlin …I assume, will get an Emmy for her time in prison,” adding, “Oh to be white, blond, and privileged!” Hubert then followed up with “rather be bold, black, and dignified.”
Many followers agreed with her sentiments. One of them brought up similar sentiments shared by “Red Table Talk’s” Adrienne Banfield-Norris, who was not here for what Loughlin’s daughter, Olivia Jade, had to say on their platform.
Norris said, “I found it really ironic that she chose three Black women to reach out to for her redemption story.” She said, “I feel like, here we are, a white woman coming to Black women for support when we don’t get the same from them. It bothers me on so many levels and her being here is the epitome of white privilege to me.”
Banfield-Norris is convinced that Loughlin’s daughter will be fine, whether they came on the show to tell their side of the story not. She said, “At the end of the day, I really feel like she gonna be ok, and she’s going to recover whether her ass was sitting at this table or not,” she insisted.
However, there has been no word of any offers coming Loughlin’s way post-release. Netflix had already written her out of the final season of the sequel series “Fuller House.” But who is to say her career is over? Plenty of stars have served time in prison and had continued success afterward.
Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli both pled guilty to conspiracy charges for elaborate achievement lies and funding (to the tune of $500,000) to get their daughters into the University of Southern California.
Giannulli remains behind bars for now as part of their plea deal; he was sentenced to five months for his involvement. He also has to pay an additional $250,000 fine and 250 hours of community service as part of his own two years supervised release.
Loughlin must now serve two years of supervised release, pay a $150,000 fine, and serve 100 community service hours.
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!#onlyinamerikkka pic.twitter.com/TW52HIWhVz
— Janet Hubert (@OGJanetHubert) December 28, 2020