John Legend Calls College Admissions System ‘Rigged For Wealthy People For A Long Time’
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John Legend is calling out America’s messy college admissions system in the wake of a college cheating scandal that’s rocked the nation. Legend spoke out about the recent scandal, telling Entertainment Tonight, “I think a lot of people look at this rightly as fraudulent and dishonest. The bottom line is, the system has been rigged for wealthy people for a long time.”
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Legend, who attended Ivy League school the University of Pennsylvania, added, “The admissions system rewards people’s parents for being wealthy and people’s parents for 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.” The cheating scandal exposed a number of CEOs and celebs, including actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, for bribing college officials in order to secure spots for their children. A $500 million lawsuit has been filed against many involved in the scandal, while Loughlin’s daughter, Olivia Jade and Isabella Giannulli are reportedly leaving the University of Southern California where they pretended to be crew athletes to get accepted.


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