SALT LAKE CITY — Fans of Lori Loughlin decided to show their fandom to the actress on Wednesday — the same day she headed to federal court to face felony charges that she bribed and cheated to get her daughters into college.
According to USA Today, two college girls showed up at the courthouse with cutouts of Loughlin’s face.
“We’re huge fans of Lori, and I loved her because of 'Full House,' and obviously we’re upset because we’re college students, and we think it’s messed up, but we just came for fun, just to see her in person and see what she had to say," Liana Ferrara, a student at Bentley University, told USA Today.
"We used to watch (daughter) Olivia Jade’s YouTube videos all the time but we don’t watch them anymore, and we don’t like her, and we unfollowed her on everything.”
Ferrara said that she’s not giving Loughlin a free pass though.
“I mean, we don’t agree with what she did," Ferrara said. "It’s really bad. I think rich people think they have this advantage over other people and she just did that.”
Some Lori Laughlin superfans outside the courthouse in Boston today. pic.twitter.com/F2ZBEaNBzH— Patrick Ryan (@PatRyanWrites) April 3, 2019
Another video, which was shared by ABC News, showed one fan screaming, “Pay for my tuition, Lori!”
"Pay for my tuition, Lori!"— ABC News (@ABC) April 3, 2019
Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli arrive at a courthouse in Boston to face charges for alleged role in a college bribery scandal. Some onlookers cheered as she walked out. https://t.co/kwSXHydcsU pic.twitter.com/gPXvNBW3Vl
As I reported for the Deseret News this morning, Loughlin signed autographs while walking through Boston’s Logan International Airport. She reportedly signed dozens of autographs and appeared calm while heading to the courthouse, according to Entertainment Tonight.
Loughlin and fellow actress Felicity Huffman, among others, are accused of bribing their children’s way into college, The Associated Press reports. Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulliare accused of paying $500,000 in bribes so that their daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Giannulli, could become crew recruits for the University of Southern California. They reportedly still attend the university.
As I reported for the Deseret News, a video earlier this week showed Loughlin telling TMZ that she couldn’t comment on her legal issues.