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This ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ actress slams Lori Loughlin after prison release

“Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star Janet Hubert criticized Lori Loughlin for getting released from prison early.

Lori Loughlin departs federal court in Boston with her husband, Mossimo Giannulli.
In this Aug. 27, 2019, file photo, Lori Loughlin departs federal court in Boston with her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, left, after a hearing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal
Philip Marcelo, Associated Press

“Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star Janet Hubert recently criticized Lori Loughlin for her involvement in the college admissions scandal.

What happened:

Loughlin, the former “Full House” star, recently finished up her prison sentence in the college admissions scandal, as I wrote about for the Deseret News. She served two months in prison for her role in the scandal.

Hubert responded to the news on Twitter, calling out the actress for her privilege.

  • “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!” Hubert tweeted.

Hubert pointed out that Connecticut mother Tanya McDowell received a five-year sentence after she pleaded guilty to enrolling her son in a school away from where she lived, according to Fox News.

  • “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,” Hubert tweeted. “SNL used my photo when talking about this school mess, I was NOT amused. #donnottestme.”

Context:

Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were caught up in the college admissions scandal back in April 2019. They were charged with paying bribes so their daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose Giannulli, could be crew recruits for the University of Southern California, despite having never participated in the sport beforehand.

  • Loiughlin and Giannulli originally pleaded not guilty before flipping their plea in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. She received a two-month sentence back in August. She later submitted herself to prison in October.
  • Loughlin’s sentence included two months in prison, a $150,000 fine and two years of supervised released with 100 hours of community service, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts.