On March 12th, news broke of a conspiracy involving at least 40 wealthy parents who paid large sums of money to have their children fraudulently admitted to prestigious colleges.
Among the indicted parents were actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, who is married to actor William H. Macy.
Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are two of at least 40 people charged in a nationwide college admissions exam sc… https://t.co/X6oHkzyFDL— Twitter Moments (@Twitter Moments) 1552403304.0
Though Macy has yet to be indicted, it seems unlikely that he didn't have knowledge of the illegal activity.
His role in the conspiracy is reminding many people of his part in the movie Fargo.
what did William H. Macy know and when did he know it https://t.co/sJ2FWfGhBC— Brandy Jensen (@Brandy Jensen) 1552401862.0
WATCH: Actor William H. Macy arrives at a Los Angeles courthouse after his wife, Felicity Huffman, was among those… https://t.co/V9n4yYCT1K— CBS Evening News (@CBS Evening News) 1552421747.0
Twitter couldn't stop itself from giving Macy the meme treatment.
From the comments: "Authorities just released a photo of the two guys William H. Macy met with to start this proces… https://t.co/i2ytcMFjKd— David Thomas (@David Thomas) 1552408002.0
Pretty crazy that William H Macy has a good shot of getting arrested for something every single William H Macy char… https://t.co/rmiR2E6w89— Kaleb Horton (@Kaleb Horton) 1552414000.0
Just as it was for his character, it seems unlikely that Macy will be able to weasel his way out of this one.
Second, yes, William H. Macy was in this up to his neck. He's SPOUSE in this phone transcript, arranging the fraudu… https://t.co/NQ8daGwnGi— Angus Johnston (@Angus Johnston) 1552413160.0
I'm not sure if I'm enjoying this Fargo remake. https://t.co/SLIikq08rm— Jeet Heer (@Jeet Heer) 1552415482.0
One can only hope Macy is cooperating with investigators...
@BrandyLJensen [checks in on questioning] https://t.co/RZN4ohhUAh— Dave Itzkoff (@Dave Itzkoff) 1552401976.0
@BrandyLJensen He's cooperatin here!— The Bringer of Jollity (@The Bringer of Jollity) 1552402083.0
We hope you're paying attention, Coen brothers!
laughing imagining william h macy ratting on his wife and dumbass kid. just spilling the beans, all of it. they bri… https://t.co/E2UROXmRgj— Jingleghost (@Jingleghost) 1552402913.0
William H. Macy on the phone with the admissions office right now https://t.co/GsYsjvv3C2— Sady Doyle (@Sady Doyle) 1552405850.0
TFW when the cops are asking hard questions about how your kid got into USC. https://t.co/MEJUOcRnEV— Dan O'Sullivan (@Dan O'Sullivan) 1552412180.0
@sadydoyle I'll just fax that over to ya, then— Lauren Kelley (@Lauren Kelley) 1552405966.0
As soon as William H. Macy got caught up in all this, Twitter saw the Fargo memes coming.
@lauren_kelley @sadydoyle https://t.co/0MlkOTksUk— Dave #VetsResistSquadron (@Dave #VetsResistSquadron) 1552406359.0
It’ll be a matter of time before FARGO becomes trending https://t.co/i09Ywp3QaW— Rick Romanowski (@Rick Romanowski) 1552416002.0
I love rich people getting caught for crimes they've committed and I love Fargo so I'm really living for these William H Macy memes— im buny (@im buny) 1552437195.0
With William H. Macy involved, I just knew the Fargo memes were coming. https://t.co/NtWxKYgsWl— ♊️🦋 Almeda (@♊️🦋 Almeda) 1552479092.0
For some people, Macy's wrongdoing was especially ironic because his role had convinced them NOT to commit crimes.
I literally do not commit crimes today bc I watched FARGO in college and saw how everything quickly went to shit fo… https://t.co/5BF5n4A6fo— Stephen Robinson (@Stephen Robinson) 1552420014.0
William H. Macy absolutely put all his experience in Fargo and Shameless to good use in that college fraud scheme— Yen Syd Tha Kyd (@Yen Syd Tha Kyd) 1552430178.0
Only time will tell how things turn out for William H. Macy, but at least reality is finally starting to imitate art.
Thanks, Coen brothers!
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy should have to make court-ordered appearances as themselves in the Coen Brothe… https://t.co/Pz2STp9rhO— Craig Flaster (@Craig Flaster) 1552418628.0