"I think it's a longer conversation because I think a lot of people look at this rightly as fraudulent and dishonest," Legend explained.
In the wake of the college admissions scandal, where actresses Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin and 48 others were charged for allegedly paying bribes to get their children into elite colleges, Legend weighed in on the scam, saying that the whole system is "rigged." The EGOT winner attended Ivy League college the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied English with an emphasis on African-American literature.
"I went to a good school," Legend told ET at the iHeartRadio Music Awards Thursday. "I think it's a longer conversation because I think a lot of people look at this rightly as fraudulent and dishonest."
"But the bottom line is, the system has been rigged for wealthy people for a long time," he continued. "The admissions system rewards people's parents being wealthy and people's parents having gone to a certain school. There's a lot of legal ways to do that that still aren't really that fair to a lot of other people."
Legend's very serious and thoughtful remarks on the admissions scam follow his wife's reaction from a few days earlier; in contrast to her husband, Teigen poked fun at the whole thing by photoshopping their heads onto those of athletes.
"does this look real? we are trying to get into harvard @jenatkinhair @mrmikerosenthal @johnlegend," Teigen tweeted, adding: "I feel like mine could pass."
I feel like mine could pass— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) March 13, 2019
If you recall, some of the parents alleged to be involved in the scam went as far as faking pictures by photoshopping their children's faces onto other athletes' bodies.
Loughlin has been accused of paying $500,000 to have daughters Olivia Jade, 19, and Isabella, 20, admitted to USC by being recruits for the rowing team, despite neither of them ever participating in crew.
Huffman meanwhile allegedly paid $15k to have a proctor secretly correct her 18-year-old daughter Sophia's test scores before submitting them.
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