"I don't want to get serious on your really fun show, but it is so unethical and disturbing," the actress blurts out on "Busy Tonight."
Rita Wilson barely made it onto the set of "Busy Tonight" before diving into the "offensive," "unethical" and "disturbing" topic of the massive college bribery scandal sweeping the nation.
"There are so many things to discuss," the actress said Thursday after giving host Busy Philipps a big hug. "First of all, the college thing -- that is just so offensive to me. I mean, I don't want to get serious on your really fun show, but it is so unethical and disturbing because there are kids who work really hard that're on financial aid that're desperate for a spot at any college."
"And it's also insulting to the colleges that're not considered 'elite,' as if they're somehow different or you're getting a different education -- it doesn't matter! It's all about hard work!" she continued. Busy agreed wholeheartedly, as did the audience, which erupted in cheers.
"We worked very hard!" Busy assured her could-have-been mother-in-law. "We both did!"
Rita agreed. "You remember I came to visit you at work once?" she said before telling the audience about the time Busy portrayed Teen Skipper at the New York Toy Fair. It was Busy's very first professional acting job, and she still has a copy of the very toy she was selling.
Earlier this week, news broke that "Fuller House" star Lori Loughlin, fellow actress Felicity Huffman and 48 other wealthy parents across the country were charged with participating in a conspiracy that allegedly involved cheating on college entrance exams and securing admission to elite universities by bribing coaches to accept certain students under false pretenses.
Loughlin was subsequently jettisoned by the Hallmark Channel, with which she had many lucrative deals, and on Thursday evening, she was fired from "Fuller House," Netflix's revival of the classic '90s sitcom, "Full House." Her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, was indicted as well. TooFab has reached out to Target to see about the fate of his clothing line, but so far, no word back.
The couple's daughter, USC student and social media influencer Olivia Jade Giannulli, has since been dropped by Sephora and TRESemmé.
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