'White privilege at its best': Lori Loughlin slammed for Mexico vacation

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Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli are under fire after a federal judge granted them permission to travel to Mexico for a family vacation.

According to TMZ, the couple, who have both completed their prison sentences for their parts in the notorious college admissions scandal of 2019, plan to visit San Jose del Cabo for five days in June. 

Now, they're stirring debate for being allowed to travel while still on probation — and raising questions about privilege. 

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Photo by Donato Sardella via Getty Images

"White privilege at its best," one person tweeted, while another added, "Sounds about white."

"If they were Black or brown, no judge would have granted vacation time," another commented.

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"Nothing makes their day more bright than waking up white," someone else said.

"It must be delightful to commit crimes and then do whatever you would like. Money is just spooky like that," another person wrote.

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"As if we needed one more reminder of the two systems of 'justice' in this country: Lori Loughlin and her husband have been allowed to vacation in Mexico. What a surprise that wealthy white people with recent felonies and incarceration get a pass to leave the country for vacation," added another.

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The court documents obtained by TMZ reveal that Loughlin and Giannulli called for the trip in order “to spend time with [their] family.” The document also revealed that while Loughlin has completed her required community service, Giannulli is still "actively working on completing” his.

In January, a source revealed to ET that Loughlin is eager to reprise her life and get back to work, but fears that her reputation will now limit her professional opportunities. “[Lori] would love to start working again one day, but she is scared people won’t work with her,” the source said, adding that Loughlin has already “had her team put out feelers.”

The source added that going to prison was “unlike anything Lori has ever experienced in her life,” and that finally getting to go home to her family “was like a dream come true.”

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Photo by Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

In 2019, the parents-of-two pled guilty to paying $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose into the University of Southern California under the false pretense that they both played sports. 

The couple initially pled not guilty to the charges, claiming the money was given as a donation.

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