Was it a Lowe blow?
Actor Rob Lowe chimed in on the college admissions fraud scandal involving fellow actors Lori Loughlin of “Full House” and Felicity Huffman of “Desperate Housewives.” But he apparently deleted his tweet, suggesting he didn’t think the message came off as he wanted.
“Very proud of my honest, hardworking sons,” Lowe wrote in a retweet of comments from his son, John, who noted how hard he worked to get into Stanford, even if he did have the means to afford tutoring and test prep programs.
John Lowe wrote that he was disgusted that deserving students could lose out to cheating in attending a dream school. He shared a photo of his graduation day with his actor dad and brother Matthew, a Duke grad, writing: “Still proud of this achievement. Happy for everyone out there who earned their accomplishments...and really sad for those who were never allowed the opportunity.”
That’s when Rob Lowe sounded off.
Dozens of elites were charged in a federal indictment Tuesday with paying bribes and enabling the creation of fake athletic profiles to get their kids into top schools. Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, allegedly paid $500,000 to have their two daughters falsely represented as recruits for University of Southern California’s crew team to gain admission.
Huffman allegedly paid $15,000 to facilitate cheating on a college entrance exam for her daughter.
I studied for MONTHS for the SAT. Twice, sometimes three times a week. Tons of practice tests. Ended up taking the SAT multiple times as well. College apps were no joke... the amount of stress kids put into that to potentially lose a spot to someone unfairly is horrible.— John Owen Lowe (@Johnny_L0we) March 12, 2019
And let me say: I’m incredibly grateful that I had the privilege and opportunity to have a tutor and to afford practice test programs. A lot of kids don’t. And to think of them losing their chance at their dream school to someone undeserving is really, really gross.— John Owen Lowe (@Johnny_L0we) March 12, 2019
Still proud of this achievement. Happy for everyone out there who earned their accomplishments...and really sad for those who were never allowed the opportunity. pic.twitter.com/P7rDMGJfuU— John Owen Lowe (@Johnny_L0we) March 12, 2019
As HuffPost’s Rebecca Klein points out, wealthy families have multiple legal ways to buy their kids into elite colleges, including patronizing a cottage industry of boutique services for students ― extra tutors, essay coaches and interview prep professionals.
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.