Chrissy Teigen Returns to Twitter and Takes Aim At Lori Loughlin With College Admissions Joke
Chrissy Teigen isn’t one to hold back on social media, and she aimed her sharp wit at Lori Loughlin in a recent tweet.
The supermodel, who has also authored two cookbooks, joked that Loughlin might be able to help her get into hospitality school. To add insult to injury, Teigen spelled both her first and last name wrong.
“I wanna go to hospitality school. I am old and didn’t take my SATs,” she wrote. “How does this work now? How do you get into school? Do I have to Laurie Laughlin photoshop myself being hospitable.”
After reading some of the comments, Teigen returned to make her tweet right — but not by rescinding her joke. Rather, she corrected her spelling.
“Dammit it’s lori!!” she wrote.
Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, made headlines in 2019 for their involvement in the infamous college admissions scandal. Loughlin and Giannulli were accused of bribing the scheme’s mastermind, Rick Singer, with $500,000 to have their two daughters accepted into the University of Southern California.
The couple posed their daughters, Olivia Jade and Bella Rose, as rowing recruits for the university. Neither had ever participated in the sport, and ultimately Loughlin and Giannulli found themselves among several other celebrities facing charges in the scandal, which was dubbed Operation Varsity Blues.
Loughlin served nearly two months in a Dublin, California correctional facility for her involvement; she was released in December of 2020. Her husband served a five-month sentence and was released in April, but remains in home confinement.
Netflix reignited interest in the scandal with the release of its documentary, appropriately titled “Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal,” in March.
Teigen had said she was taking a brief hiatus from Twitter back in March after realizing it was doing more harm than good for her mental health.
“It’s true! [Twitter] no longer serves me as positively as it does negatively, so with that I bid you adieu,” Teigen wrote in an Instagram post. “But I want to say that this is absolutely NOT twitter’s fault – I believe they do all they can to combat relentless bullying, any honestly, it’s not the bullying!! You guys have no idea how much they’ve reached out and worked with my team and me personally.”
It seems Teigen is back and ready for action with her most recent tweet, and just as before, no celebrity is off-limits from her commentary.
Did Chrissy’s tweet give you a chuckle, or do you think it was an unfair attack? Are you ready to move on from the college admissions scandal news? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!