Lori Loughlin Gets Support On Facebook, Backlash On Twitter For New Role
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Romantic comedy queen Lori Loughlin will appear in a new movie early next year, but not everyone is ready to look past her involvement in a college admissions scandal.
While Facebook users remained mostly positive about the news, the opposite was true for Twitter.
The Great American Family Network announced on Facebook Wednesday that Loughlin will star autumn winterwhich is slated to premiere early next year. It marks a victory for the actress, whose career is on the rebound after a brief stint in prison in 2020.
Many social media users praised the network for its decision to cast Loughlin in his first romantic comedy with Great American Family.
“Everyone deserves a second chance! one Facebook user wrote in the network’s announcement.
“I love Lori. I hope you make her a regular on Great American Family,” another subscriber of the network wrote. “She made a mistake, she’s paid for it now, it’s time for everyone to let her move on. »
Great American Family CEO Bill Abbott further sang Loughlin’s praises in an interview with Variety.
“She’s America’s sweetheart no matter what,” Abbott said variety. “Ultimately, she represents all that is positive in entertainment and has had an exceptional career, not just on screen, but in the way she has carried herself in person as a proven person. the right thing in the world at large, apart from whatever happened. »
But on Twitter, social media users were less enthusiastic about Loughlin’s latest role. Some dismissed the idea that the actress could be credibly named”America’s sweetheart. Others accused Loughlin of benefiting white privilege.
One Twitter user called Abbott out for praising the actress’ moral compass.
“Of literally all the things you could say about someone who has pleaded guilty and served time for a crime, that they have a ‘record of doing the right thing in the world at large’ is potentially the least accurate and more deaf since he asked Mrs. Lincoln what she thought of the game,’ they he wrote in a tweet.
“Rich white people who succeed fail at the top. It doesn’t work that way for most of us,” another A Twitter user wrote in response to a the rolling stone Loughlin casting news article.
Loughlin was once known as the “Queen of the Hallmark Channel” after starring in numerous series and movies on the network, notes The New York Post. Then came the fall from grace.
The actress spent two months behind bars after being implicated in the 2019 college admissions bribery scandal. Authorities believed she paid more than half a million dollars to send her children to a prestigious school.
In the new movie autumn winter, Loughlin’s character, Keely, is horrified after her brother sells half of the family business – an upscale candy store – to his high school friend, Brooks. But Keely must look past her poor impression of Brooks to find common ground, marking the beginning of a new (potentially romantic?) chapter.
A representative for Loughlin declined Newsweekrequest for comment.
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