Felicity Huffman's 14 day prison sentence in college admissions scam sparks outrage on social media

Felicity Huffman is inspiring outrage after the actress was sentenced Friday to 14 days in prison for her role in a brazen college admissions scandal, in which involving rich and famous families funneled cash to fixers to help their children get into the nation's most prestigious colleges and universities.

“Who will learn less? Felicity Huffman after 14 days in prison or her child after 4 years in college?” asked comedian, writer and producer Neal Brennan, while another social media user got in on the jokes with this line: “I could buy milk when #FelicityHuffman goes to jail and it would still be good when she’s released.”

Huffman, 56, was also given a $30,000 fine, one year of probation and 250 hours of community service for paying $15,000 to have her daughter’s SAT scores corrected. She must report to a facility chosen by the federal Bureau of Prisons on Oct. 25 and has asked to do her time at an all-female facility closer to her home in Southern California.

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"I think this is the right sentence here," U.S. District Court Judge Indira Talwani told Huffman. "You can move forward and rebuild your life after this. Without this sentence, I think the community around you would ask why you got away with this."

“#FelicityHuffman 14 DAYS In jail.. While my daughter works night and day to maintain a 3.8 GPA. Because we don't have the cash to pay off her test scores or education...," wrote a disappointed parent.

"Felicity Huffman has been sentenced to 14 days in jail. Last week, the Manhattan DA recommended 30 days jail for stealing a loaf of bread. A few months ago, Manhattan DA recommended one year jail for a man who stole cough syrup and toothpaste from a Duane Reade. #injustice," wrote a user on Twitter.

"Felicity will put her 14 days to good use and hire a ghostwriter to get a tell-all book ready for her to promote when her sentence is finally completed," said another.

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Popular TV judge, Greg Mathis, pointed out:

“Actress Felicity Huffman got 14 days in prison for paying $15,000 to boost her child’s SAT scores in a college admissions scam. Remember when a Black homeless woman named Tanya McDowell got 5 YEARS for using the wrong address to put her son in kindergarten? Why the difference?SMH,” Mathis lamented.

Many people on social media expressed how they felt Huffman's "white privilege" and celebrity status greatly influenced her sentencing.

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"If only Black and Latinx Americans knew what it was like to serve 2 weeks for committing a felony," wrote a critic.

Another said: "Felicity Huffman needs to spend at least 14 months in prison not 14 days. She thinks she is above the average American & her fame & her wealth makes her privileged. If she was black or brown & poor she would have gotten 5 years at least."

"A man spent 36 years in prison for stealing $50 from a bakery. Felicity Huffman got 14 days," CNN and "The View" contributor Ana Navarro-Cardenas pointed out.

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Another Twitter user joked that Huffman should have garnered an Academy Award for her court performances throughout the case. “The Oscar goes to Felicity Huffman,” the user wrote.

The emotional “Desperate Housewives” alum addressed Judge Talwani in Boston federal court before she received her sentence. "I'm sorry to you, judge. I am deeply sorry to the students, parents and colleges impacted by my actions," she said. "I am sorry to my daughters and my husband. I have betrayed them all.

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"My mind keeps returning to the 30-minute drive to the testing center. I kept thinking, 'Turn around,'" she said.

Huffman said her daughter Sophia asked why she didn't believe in her.

"I had no answer," Huffman said. "I can only say I'm so sorry, Sophia. I was frightened, I was stupid and I was so wrong. I am deeply ashamed of what I have done. I have done more damage than I could ever imagine. I realize now with my mothering that love and truth go hand in hand. I take full responsibility for my actions."

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Huffman is the first parent to be sentenced in the federal admissions-scandal probe, dubbed “Operation Varsity Blues.” The actress previously pleaded for leniency.

Fox News’ Chris Kensler and Mariah Haas contributed to this report.