An old Felicity Huffman tweet and a relatively fresh William H. Macy interview are under scrutiny amid indictments for an alleged ivy league admissions scheme. The entire, decade-long affair has been labeled Operation Varsity Blues due to charges for a total of 50 individuals, including a Yale soccer coach, along with actress Lori Loughlin and her husband (fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli), for allegedly committing conspiracy and several other white collar crimes to cheat their children’s way into college for up to $6 million dollars apiece. Naturally, this has led to a plethora of “Aunt Becky” jokes regarding Loughlin, but the serious charges could carry up to five years in jail time.
It must be noted that Macy was not listed as a defendant in the full indictment list, but he and Huffman’s statements are both coming back to haunt them. This would include a 2016 tweet in which Huffman asked the public at large, “What are your best “hacks” for the back-to-school season?”
Naturally, this poorly aging tweet has led to some fresh responses, including a screencap of a fitting note shown on Desperate Housewives, as well as loads more savage jokes, including one from Donald Trump Jr.
People reporter Dave Quinn has also highlighted passages from Macy’s January 2019 Parade interview, in which the veteran actor bragged on his eldest daughter and lamented the “stressful” nature of application time.
Macy’s statements were a response to questions about whether his daughters would follow him into the acting business. As we now know, the interview took place mere weeks before Huffman was listed as a defendant for allegedly having a 3rd party take one of her daughters’ college admissions tests, among other tactics. Neither Huffman nor Macy have spoken out following proceedings in a Boston federal court, nor have Lori Loughlin or her husband.
For what it’s worth (and again, Macy’s name is not on the indictment) CUNY Angus Johnston has issued a massive tweet thread about Huffman’s appearance in court transcripts, including a mention of an involved “spouse,” whose name is not specified. This obviously isn’t over yet…