A tweet from the University of Southern California rowing team regarding their recruitment practices now looks terrible after the college admissions scandal.
A tweet surfaced Monday from August of 2018 in which the USC rowing team encouraged students to join, according to a New York Post report.
— USC Women’s Rowing (@USCWomensRowing) August 17, 2018
“Want to become a Division I athlete? Look into joining our Trojan Rowing Family,” the official account tweeted. “No previous rowing experience necessary” was added in an attached graphic with other details.
As previously reported, actress Lori Loughlin and her husband allegedly paid $500,000 in bribes to secure their daughters’ admission into the university as fake rowing recruits. Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli were both charged with wire fraud and money laundering and pleaded not guilty to both charges. (RELATED: Lori Loughlin Still Searching For A Crisis Manager Amid College Admissions Scandal)
We can all agree that this tweet definitely looks absolutely awful for the university. Other social media users on Twitter think so too and responded with jokes about Loughlin’s alleged involvement in the scandal.
Must donate 500K roses *wink wink*
— Martin (@MartinDatKing) May 5, 2019
One user responded, “Must donate 500K roses *wink wink*.”
Another added, “No previous rowing experience necessary and Lori Loughlin still paid half a million so her lazy a** daughter didn’t have to do anything.”
No previous rowing experience necessary and Lori Loughlin still paid half a million so her lazy ass daughter didn’t have to do anything.
— Shawn (@seanmbdsa1) May 6, 2019
I have never rowed before but my Aunt Becky has lots of money. Can I say I’m on your team?
— Rich O’Toole (@reomac1) May 5, 2019
“I have never rowed before but my Aunt Becky has lots of money. Can I say I’m on your team?” a user tweeted.
The rowing team may want to change the way they recruit if they want the court of public opinion to take them seriously.