Two College Students Explain Their Support For The Actress
If you thought soup cookie Full House fans were going to let their queen of Becky’s go out without a fight, you thought wrong.
On Wednesday, actress Lori Loughlin made an appearance in federal court after being charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud in the college admissions bribery scandal.
And her ride-or-die fans were right outside the court house screaming “Free Aunt Becky!”
You might remember Loughlin played Aunt Becky in Full House as the love interest to Uncle Jesse.
Two college students in particular talked to Page Six explaining why they left their campus on Wednesday to support their beloved Aunt Becky.
According to Lianna Ferrara, 20, and Alyssa Stevens, 21, Loughlin filled their childhood with too many happy memories to be locked up in prison. They even made paper masks of Loughlin’s face to compliment their “Free Aunt Becky!” chants.
Despite their support for Loughlin, they still assured that they don’t agree with her alleged actions.
“We don’t condone what she did,” Ferrara said.
Ferrara and Stevens both said they dedicated hours to studying for the SAT and ACT exams to gain admission to Boston’s Bentley University, where they’re both juniors studying finance and marketing.
Stevens agreed that the $500,000 college bribery scheme, in which Loughlin and her husband allegedly got their daughters fraudulently recruited as crew team prospects to USC, “took people’s places who worked for it, who deserved it.”
“I’m graduating with a quarter-million dollars in debt,” Stevens continued. “Yes, it’s not OK what she did, but it’s how the world works. The wealthy get ahead.”
Thus the two believe Aunty Becky shouldn’t go to prison.
According to Today, Loughlin appeared in court with fellow actress and alleged briber Felicity Huffman for about five minutes, and they left without entering a plea deal. This means they’re most likely headed for a trial.
Stevens and Ferrara seem to be with Loughlin no matter what.
After Loughlin’s court appearance, they greeted her outside with screams of “We love you, Lori!” as she left with her husband.
Another woman held a sign reading, “Aunt Becky can you pay our tuition?”
Now that’s a protest we can get behind.