Embroiled in Hollywood’s college admissions bribery scandal, Lori Loughlin is likely the last person to be considered a role model for parents. But that didn’t stop her from doling out parenting advice in an August 2017 interview with Page Six that’s now going viral on Reddit.
“I never push my kids. I always say do the best you can,” Loughlin said, sitting with daughter Isabella Giannulli. She explained that she and fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli “were never like ‘You gotta get straight A’s.’ We were never those parents. We were like, ‘Give it your all. Do the best you can.’ That’s all you can do and that’s enough in my opinion.”
The 54-year-old went on to tell the interviewer that she always gave her kids plenty of down time to just relax and play. She said, “Especially with kids, I think we put so much pressure and stress on them and so much of it is unnecessary.”
But it seems as though Loughlin’s advice didn’t work out as well as she had planned. Her and Giannulli are two of the 33 parents arrested in the nationwide scandal which is the largest college admissions scam in history. Loughlin and her husband have been accused of paying athletic coaches at USC $500,000 to recruit their two daughters, Bella and Olivia Jade, to the crew team, despite neither girl actually playing the sport.
The Full House actress is now being roasted on Reddit for her ironic advice. One user wrote, “Lori: Do the best you can. Her kid: I did. They still won’t let me in. Lori: I got u.”
Another also turned Loughlin’s words onto herself, quipping, “Try your hardest, and if that doesn’t work let your celebrity mom pay $500,000 so you can get into USC.”