Hot takes on the college admissions cheating scam have been all over the internet this week, so of course our favorite queen of social media had to provide her own thoughts on the story. After Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, along with at least 48 other people, were charged with various crimes including paying bribes to help get their kids accepted into elite universities, Chrissy Teigen reacted to the scandal with a joke that poked fun at the news.
Teigen took to Twitter with a Photoshopped image that she seemingly made herself. It showed her face super-imposed over the body of a professional soccer player. Teigen gave John Legend, celebrity hair stylist Jen Atkin and her husband Mike Rosenthal the same treatment.
“Does this look real?” Teigen quipped in the accompanying tweet. “We are trying to get into Harvard.” She followed up with a second tweet that read, “I feel like mine could pass.”
Teigen’s joke riffs off reports that Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, paid $500,000 in bribes to have two of their daughters designated as recruits to the University of Southern California crew team in order to ease their admission into the school. Reportedly, neither of their children actually participated in the sport. Additionally, Huffman and her husband, Shameless star William H. Macy, allegedly paid $15,000 to have their older daughter’s SAT test scores doctored by a special proctor at a “controlled” testing center to ensure she could get into college.
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 13, 2019
Legend retweeted Teigen’s post, though he did not provide any additional commentary. Meanwhile, Atkin reposted the tweet and joked, “If Mike made this I’m gonna murder him.” Rosenthal, who seems to use Twitter less frequently, did not react to the post at all.
Jokes aside, the charges leveled at Loughlin, Huffman and others are incredibly serious. When the news broke, Kelly Ripa commented on the scandal on Live with Kelly and Ryan, saying, “The whole thing is a shame and it’s robbing the kids the chance for them to achieve [getting into college] on their own.”