#FreeAuntBecky started trending today after Lori Laughlin, aka Aunt Becky from Full House, was arrested for her involvement in a massive college admissions scandal. She and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were accused of paying bribes totaling $500,000 dollars to get their two kids into school as recruits for the crew team. They were among 40 other people, including actress Felicity Huffman, caught in similar scandals.
So... Aunt Becky paid $500,000 for her daughter to get into USC when her daughter didn’t even want to go??— roxαnn (@roxannseason) March 12, 2019
The privilege is real. pic.twitter.com/RImIfzWSu8
I had to go and check Instagram to make sure this photo of Aunt Becky’s kid was real and it is very real. The unmitigated gall... pic.twitter.com/Gx1nYMYBSS— Natasha Rothwell (@natasharothwell) March 12, 2019
The scam involved parents paying for their kids to be able to cheat on their SAT and ACT exams. They would also bribe college administrators and coaches to recruit their children as athletes.
When you gotta break aunt Becky out of jail. pic.twitter.com/ouwPjstDnV— Travon Free (@Travon) March 12, 2019
Aunt Becky's spin-off show is gonna be so good pic.twitter.com/TRr7RrWHIm— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) March 12, 2019
I have incontrovertible video proof that Aunt Becky is actually innocent and is taking the fall for Uncle Jesse. pic.twitter.com/gjGhvUMeYM— Justin Whang (@JustinWhang) March 12, 2019
For $500,000 my child better be getting into Hogwarts, forget USC. Damn Aunt Becky pic.twitter.com/Dqh0I2Y9mg— Simone Scott (@Simone_Scott) March 12, 2019
Lori Loughlin aka Aunt Becky after a long day of college exam fraud pic.twitter.com/00LyS2dDhS— Stephanie McNeal (@stephemcneal) March 12, 2019
Aunt Becky apparently learned nothing from the DJ's SAT nightmare episode pic.twitter.com/fUxnv4ekUu— ? (@ChayaBaliga) March 12, 2019
Aunt Becky...SMH pic.twitter.com/xAhBQzORGW— Yashar Ali (@yashar) March 12, 2019
According to the indictment, Huffman and her husband, William H. Macy, were told that her daughter would be able to take the SAT in a controlled testing center where they would arrange for a special proctor to administer the test and then correct the answers later on. This was done without their daughter's knowledge.
OF COURSE Aunt Becky had to commit fraud to get her kids into college. We all know these two were going to grow up to be dumb as hell. pic.twitter.com/ln5n2pPLrl— Kendally Brown (@kendallybrown) March 12, 2019
Judge: How do you wish to plea?— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) March 12, 2019
Aunt Becky: Have mercy!
Judge: (bangs gavel) Order in the court!
Aunt Becky: How rude.
Judge: Please stop speaking in only Full House quotes or I’ll find you in contempt.
Aunt Becky: You got it dude!
Judge: Your still lookin at 29 years..— tay (@tayyy715) March 12, 2019
6ix9ine: You remember aunt becky...? pic.twitter.com/tb77YRMboE
Ever since Uncle Jesse tried to help DJ cheat on the SAT we should’ve known Aunt Becky would be tempted pic.twitter.com/6Lx32IxH2J— Brian Proferes (@bproferes) March 12, 2019
Aunt Becky?! pic.twitter.com/VGmVLNvVUH— Chelsea Samantha (@__xoxochelsea) March 12, 2019
we been knew Aunt Becky pic.twitter.com/80j11vzvhY— neff ? (@theneffdiaries) March 12, 2019
Update: Laughlin's daughter, Olivia Jade, was on a school official's yacht when news of the scandal broke.