This story gets juicier and juicier by the day! Have you quenched your thirst for the schadenfreude yet? LOLz!
The latest development in the college cheating scandal is that Lori Loughlin‘s husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, is a very vocal Trump supporter who thinks people are too “entitled” and are not “carrying their own weight.”
Ha!! Hypocrite much?!
As you doubtless already know very well, Lori and Mossimo (along with actress Felicity Huffman and a bunch of other wealthy and well-connected people) have been indicted in “Operation Varsity Blues,” the hilarious name the FBI gave the massive college admissions scandal. They reportedly paid $500K to get their daughters Isabella Rose and Olivia Jade into USC by having them pose as crew members, even though neither girl was an athlete or had ever participated in crew. Yeah.
Thus, this latest wrinkle is especially interesting and delicious considering Mossimo apparently thinks other people are entitled. Really, dude? A picture of you should be next to the word in the dictionary after what you just pulled. Allegedly.
Tom Arnold, of all people, was the one who initially alerted the world to the former Target designer’s hypocrisy:
The tweet reads:
“Couple wks ago I got into it with for 10th time with #CollegeCheatingScandal DAD at big party cause his sloppy ass was rambling on again about Trump & people carrying their own weight & his own conservative politics being “right of Attila the Hun” He embarrassed Scandal Mom again.”
*insert 100 laugh-cry emojis*
Another source who was at the same party added:
“Mossimo was talking about how he agrees with Trump, and that people need to carry their own weight. He was saying there’s a lot of ‘takers’ out there and entitled people.”
This is just *chef’s kiss*.
Oh, BTW, you may know that Mossimo’s budget t-shirt line was carried at Target stores for years (it’s how he’s come to have a reported net worth of $80-90 million). Although the line hasn’t been a part of Target’s fashion offerings since 2017, the retail giant still chose to distance itself from the scandal-plagued millionaire with an official statement.
“We haven’t had a working relationship with Mossimo Giannulli in over a decade and we no longer carry any Mossimo branded products at Target.”
There’s something so poetic about an asshole getting his comeuppance after daring to judge other people so harshly. His daughters obviously never showed any interest in school. They would’ve been perfectly fine financially all of their lives without having to attend some fancy university. Olivia already has status as an influencer and even had her own highlighter palette with Sephora. She would’ve been fine. Her older sister Isabella was a budding influencer in her own right.
Calling other people “entitled” and accusing them of not carrying their own weight is pretty rich after what this family is accused of doing. No doubt Lori is red-faced, especially now that her wholesome girl-next-door image has been tarnished and she’s been dropped by the Hallmark Channel and essentially fired from the last season of Fuller House.
We don’t expect she or her husband will see any real jail time if convicted, considering they’re rich and white. But all this fallout seems like a pretty big punishment nonetheless.
Thoughts, Perezcious readers? We know you have plenty of them! Let us know in the comments!!
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