Kelly Ripa calls college admissions scam a shame
Kelly Ripa joins a charity gala on November 14, 2018 in New York. [File Photo: VCG]
Talk show host Kelly Ripa, a mother of three older teenagers, has spoken out about the revelations that wealthy parents paid bribes to get their children admitted into some of America's most prestigious universities.
"Let me tell you something. As a parent who has gone through this process twice so far, test-taking is a nightmare. It is so exhausting… for the student, for the parents, for everybody involved. Particularly if you are my kids' tutor, I would think it would be exhausting for you as well," said Ripa. "You look at this and you go, 'If you have the money to afford a tutor, you already have an advantage'."
Ripa has called the scam a shame that is robbing the students of the opportunity to stand up on their own.
"I'm so glad this scandal broke after my kids went through [the college application process], because I know my daughter would have been like, 'Hey, can you call that man?'" she admitted. "The whole thing is a shame and it's robbing the kids of the chance for them to achieve [getting in] on their own."