Actor Ben Stiller (R) and his daughter Ella Olivia Stiller. (Getty)
Ben Stiller poked fun at those who are involved in the college for the admission scandal during an appearance on the “Ellen DeGeneres Show” Friday.
The actor, 53, DeGeneres told him that he and his 16-year-old daughter, Ella, who was in the audience, were in the city for a visit to several universities in southern California.
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“It’s great, she’s gonna go to Yale on a full football scholarship and she is going to the great in Photoshop,” joked the actor, as the crowd burst into laughter.
“There is crazy pressure that children go through and the parents go through, but, you know, of course, you have to draw the line,” he said on a more serious note.
Stiller talked about the much-talked-about the college for the admission scheme involved wealthy families allegedly paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to a safe place for their children on a number of america’s most prestigious schools, including Yale, the University of Southern California (USC), and Georgetown, among others.
In some cases, according to court records released last week, would the parents pay the scheme of the so-called “leader” — William Rick Singer of California — the bribing of the coaches to fill in the slots the universities assigned for new players at its clients’ children. To evade suspicion, the coaches and the Singer would be in their eyes tell the students to pose for photos, or would change, stock images and Photoshop their faces on the athletes bodies to support athletics on the basis of the approvals.
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Among the 50 people allegedly involved in the scheme are actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman.
Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, specifically, is said to have paid $ 500,000 in bribes to have their two daughters, YouTube star Olivia Jade Giannulli and her older sister Isabella, who is designated as recruits for the USC crew team despite the fact that neither participated in the sport.