James Van Der Beek Pokes Fun at College Admissions Scandal in the Most Hilarious Way

At least someone's having a good time with "Operation Varsity Blues."

James Van Der Beek Pokes Fun at College Admissions Scandal in the Most Hilarious Way
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Celebrities Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are facing serious accusations of standardized test cheating and feigning sports participation to get their children into some of the nation’s top colleges. And when news broke and shook the country this week, we also learned that the Department of Justice has dubbed its investigation into the scandal “Operation Varsity Blues.” James Van Der Beek, who starred in the 1999 movie the investigation is named after, took the time to add some pop cultural levity to the situation.

On Twitter, Van Der Beek poked fun at “Operation Varsity Blues” in the most inappropriately appropriate way possible.

“If only there was a succinct turn of phrase these kids could have used to inform their parents they were not desirous of their life path…,” the actor wrote.

Van Der Beek, of course, is slickly referring to his Varsity Blues‘ character Johnny Moxon’s famous Varsity Blues line. In the iconic scene, Mox confronts his father and tells him that “playing football at West Canaan may have been the opportunity of your lifetime, but I don’t want your life!”

James Van Der Beek Varsity Blues

Van Der Beek isn’t the only celebrity making jokes about Operation Varsity Blues. The staff of The Daily Show also quickly jumped on the news about wealthy CEOs and celebs paying their kids’ ways into college, including the University of Southern California. The Daily Show tweeted out a photoshopped meme of the USC admissions page with an extra section that reads “Admission for Children of Celebrities Who Tanked the SAT But Are Down to Pretend They Play Water Polo.” (As a USC undergraduate myself, I found this tweet partiuclarly hilarious.)

So far, other celebrities like Lena DunhamBachelor host Chris Harrison, and comedians Kathy GriffinW. Kamau Bell, and Samantha Bee have been chiming in as well. With details on this scandalous story continuing to emerge, it’s likely that the internet isn’t going to run out of material any time soon. And for more laughable A-lister moments, here are 30 Hilarious Photos of Your Favorite Celebs As Teens.

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