USC rowing team's 'no previous experience necessary' poster mocked amid Lori Loughlin, Olivia Jade college admissions scandal

USC rowing team's 'no previous experience necessary' poster mocked amid Lori Loughlin, Olivia Jade college admissions scandal
Olivia Jade Giannulli, Lori Loughlin and Isabella Rose Giannulli (Source : Getty Images)

The crew team of the University of South Carolina definitely pulled a fast one on Lori Loughlin and pretty much foreshadowed the college admissions scandal that came to light recently, on their social media page. The crew team uploaded a poster for their college's rowing team in August from their verified account, which read in part: "No previous rowing experience necessary."

The months-old tweet, however, suddenly resurfaced over the weekend, and many found the poster the perfect image of dark humor, given that the USC crew team had been allegedly involved. The joke was even more on point, especially with high-profile alleged scammer Lori Loughlin and her YouTube star daughter Olivia Jade's alleged ties to the rowing team. 

In March, the 54-year-old 'Full House' actress and husband Mossimo Giannulli were accused of paying $500,000 to scam mastermind William 'Rick' Singer as bribe to get their daughters on the USC rowing team. He had reportedly helped Loughlin and Giannulli's daughters Olivia and Isabella get recruited to the USC crew team despite neither girl being a coxswain.

As soon as the tweet from USC crew team's verified account resurfaced, it went viral and the USC and the rowing team became the butt of many potshots. One person replied, "It [is] missing how much it will cost you LOL." Another wrote, "I do not have 500k nor experience can I join?" There were quite a few who trolled them with the finances asking : 'Can we finance the $500,000 application and guaranteed acceptance fee?'

FOX  found another laminated poster for the USC crew team's upcoming fall 2019 season, which essentially reads: "No experience? No problem." However, the site speculated the particular poster to be an 'elaborate fake'. Even USC has not yet confirmed the legitimacy of the advertisement.

Loughlin and Giannulli have both pleaded not guilty to the charges. Both of them are currently facing up to 40 years in prison as they decided to use the athletics route to gain their daughters' admittance into the University of Southern California. 


"Lori really believes she isn't guilty and that any parent would have done the same thing that she did if they were in that position," they said. "She plans to fight this and for her girls. She can't imagine what will happen to them if she goes to jail. She's rolling the dice and thinks that she has a strong defense," a source told E!News.

Earlier last month Daily Mail reported of multiple sources confirming to them that one of the daughters of the actress, Olivia or Isabella, had received a target letter from federal prosecutors regarding the Operation Varsity Blues investigation, which said that she was the focus of an investigation which could possibly lead to criminal charges against her. 

Till now, no students have been charged or arrested but the court documents make it clear that some of the youngsters were well aware of the illegal actions taking place.  

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