On March 17, Netflix released a documentary “Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal” that details the college admissions scandal in 2019. The documentary follows Rick Singer and how he was able to get the children of the rich and famous into some of the United States’ most exclusive universities.
The Netflix documentary goes through reenacted scenes of Singer’s life, played by Matthew Modine, and goes into the corruption that goes on in college admissions. The documentary is based on real-life conversations that were caught on tape by the FBI. It is shown in the film that many of Singer’s clients were worried about having their operation “blow up in their face.” The audience gets to see an interview in the film with former Stanford sailing coach, John Vandemoer, who was directly involved in the admissions scandal.
Once the college admissions scandal broke, the names of many famous celebrities and CEOs came to light. One of those famous names included Lori Loughlin. Loughlin is well-known for her role as Aunt Becky on “Full House” and was exposed for paying half a million dollars to get her two daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Giannulli into the University of Southern California.
Olivia Jade is slowly making her social media presence known again, and after this documentary was released it seems to have taken her a step back again. On her Instagram post that went up just a few days after the release of the documentary, many people were quick to comment about it. Although her comments are limited, there were still several that called out her actions and those of her famous mother.
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One comment by @_daniellemartin_ said, “Operation varsity blues was gas” referring to the documentary and another by @texkatie said, “You should do a how-to video about how to make prison food.” most likely in reference to the five months her mother spent in prison, according to The New York Times. There were many other comments that touched on the college admissions scandal, proving that time might not heal everything.