Raise your hand if you watched Full House. Now keep your hand raised if you expected Lori Loughlin to ever be arrested on felony charges. I bet there aren't any hands left in the air, huh? When the news broke that Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli, along with Felicity Huffman and countless others were arrested as part of the biggest college admissions scandal in history. They were arrested on felony charges of conspiracy to commit mail and honest services mail fraud.
Immediately after the news broke, Netflix announced that they had "no plans" to bring Loughlin back to Fuller House. Not long after, Hallmark channel, where Lori was a staple in most of their original movies as well as the show When Calls The Heart, followed suit.
“We are saddened by the recent news surrounding the college admissions allegations,” Hallmark said in a statement. “We are no longer working with Lori Loughlin and have stopped development of all productions.”
As for her Fuller House co-stars, everyone has been pretty tight-lipped about the whole situation. John Stamos was asked about Loughlin when leaving a restaurant, and he gave the generic "no comment" answer. The only person who has really alluded to anything about the situation is Candace Cameron Bure. On the same day that the news broke, she posted a cryptic message on her Instagram about mercy.
Then, while accepting a Kids Choice Award, Bure gave a speech about family, which seemed very directed at Loughlin.
“Family sticks together no matter what,” she said. "They stick together through the hard times, they support each other, they encourage one another, they pray for each other, and they stand by their side no matter how tough it gets. And a loving family that sticks together also celebrates the really good times together!”
But finally, Bure gave a direct answer on the matter while on Today with co-star Jodie Sweetin. When asked about the scandal, the pair seemed very much on Loughlin's side.
“You know, it’s too personal to us and we would never want to talk about someone that’s such a dear and close friend,” Bure said. “I’ve already said that we are family and stand by each other and pray for each other and will always be there for each other."
Sweetin didn't say anything, but she did nod her head in agreement as Bure was answering.
While it's easy for us to sit and judge, we need to remember that for Sweetin and Bure, they've known Loughlin almost their entire lives. Things get a little more complicated when the person involved is so close to you. We would all feel conflicted if someone in our family was in the same position, I'm sure.