Two college students said they left campus on Wednesday to support Lori Loughlin outside the Boston federal courthouse — but not because they think she’s been wrongly accused in the college admissions scam.
Lianna Ferrara, 20, and Alyssa Stevens, 21, said happy childhood memories of watching Loughlin on the ABC family sitcom “Full House” led them to make paper masks of her face and chant “Free Aunt Becky!” while waiting for the actress to arrive.
“We don’t condone what she did,” Ferrara said.
Ferrara and Stevens both said they spent hours studying for the SAT and ACT exams to win admission to Boston’s Bentley University, where they’re juniors studying finance and marketing, respectively.
Stevens said the $500,000 scheme, in which Loughlin and her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, allegedly got their daughters fraudulently recruited as crew team prospects to USC, “took people’s places who worked for it, who deserved it.”
Ferrara noted that younger daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli “didn’t even want to go to college.”
“I’m graduating with a quarter-million dollars in debt,” fumed Stevens.
“Yes, it’s not OK what she did, but it’s how the world works. The wealthy get ahead.”
The pals also said they’d been “getting hate all day” for publicly supporting Loughlin.
They were among about 20 young women who gathered outside the courthouse and watched Loughlin’s hearing on a video monitor in an “overflow” room for people who couldn’t fit into the courtroom.
Afterward, they greeted her with screams of “We love you, Lori!” as she left with her husband.
One woman also held a sign saying, “Aunt Becky can you pay our tuition?”