I was beginning to write the second part of my thoughts on the scandal and I stumbled upon this article in Architectural Digest, dated March 13th, 2019. I honestly thought it was a joke when I first saw the title of the article. I nearly thought I was reading something from The Onion and when I realized what happened, I almost felt sorry for Architectural Digest. This magazine published an article about William Macy and Felicity Huffman that featured their home in Snowmass, Colorado, the day after college admissions fraud story broke. It was probably too late to stop the publication when the scandal hit the news. It is a glossy spread that praises the couple to no end. The link is here if you would like to read it. I put the two most relevant quotes below. In a direct quote, William Macy says,
“We’ve got extra cross-country skis; we’ve got go-karts; we’ve got horses—anything you want to play with, we’ve got the toys,” says Macy of the stockpile designed to entice their teenage daughters back once they leave for college. But bells and whistles aside, it’s hard to imagine anyone not wanting to return to a house—or couple—that exudes this much warmth.”
This had my jaw on the ground. Not only did they allegedly commit fraud to get their children accepted at certain schools, but they also have “all the toys” to entice them to come back home when once they leave to attend college, the very school where they were accepted under false pretenses. (Or fraud)
But that wasn’t even the worst part. The author went on to write,
“And it’s not only the promise of good times with an illustrious yet refreshingly real Hollywood couple that is appealing. It’s their genuinely good-natured energy and values, which are reflected beautifully in the antique- and family portrait–studded home, an “old-new house” (as the couple refers to it) with an appropriately rich and poignant backstory.
The line, “their good-natured energy and values” has got to have the people at AD curling their toes. Stay tuned…I thought I would write this blog in two parts but it might take three or four…😡😡😡