We all know that Hollywood is exceptional, right? Just kidding; they just think they are above the rest of us. Hollywood elitism is one of the most toxic things pervading American culture right now.
The industry tried to over-correct when things like the Me Too Movement or inequality in pay amongst white males and females/minorities blow up in their faces, but while they pretend to correct the issue, they don’t.
And Hollywood privilege was at an all-time high last weekend after this story broke.
It would be condescending to say that the college admissions scandal rocked the nation when the news broke.
The fact is that nobody really paid too much mind to it. It’s fascinating but does anybody really care?
The only reason why people have even kept up with the news on this issue is because most feel slighted in an unjust way. Wait, how are these rich elitists allowed to get away with this and pretend they did nothing wrong?
Former “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her clothing designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, acted like after they allegedly bribed the University of Southern California for $500,000 so they would admit their daughters, Isabella and Olivia Jade.
Another one of those people is actress Felicity Huffman who is best known for “Desperate Housewives” and the most recent “When They See Us,” where she ironically played a vindictive prosecutor in the show based on the infamous Central Park Five case.
After a heartfelt plea to the court when she pled guilty, it was reported that Huffman would receive four months in jail, which is a far cry from what she deserved.
Huffman participated in a scheme where she paid $15,000 to have a proctor correct her daughter’s SAT scores with the hope she would be admitted into one of the elite universities in the country.
But apparently, that initial report about her jail time wasn’t exactly accurate because Huffman pleaded with a Boston federal judge early last week to spare her jail time in exchange for probation, community service and a fine.
However, on Friday, Huffman was sentenced to just two weeks in federal prison.
Many people were livid with this sentence and understandably so. Why should an actress get such a light sentence when others – especially minorities – get so much worse?
Here a few really great examples of the unjustness:
— Jena Friedman (@JenaFriedman) September 14, 2019
— phx (@debshead) September 14, 2019
— Ariel Guillory (@MsArielg) September 14, 2019
Forget about the crime of the aforementioned individuals committed; does any of this seem equal?
Sometimes it’s not a racial discrimination thing either; sometimes it’s strictly high-profile celebrities getting a slap on the wrist when compared to others that did similar crimes.
That’s exactly what happened here.