If you have no idea what I did there in the headline then just pretend I didn’t apologize and read on. For the rest of you, how could I resist? William H. Macy? Shameless? I had to do it.
Anyhoo, by now pretty much everyone is aware of the massive college admissions bribery scandal, aka Operation Varsity Blues, that has ensnared famous people like Aunt Becky Lori Loughlin, her husband, Giannulli, the founder of Mossimo clothing, actress Felicity Huffman, and her husband, star of Showtime’s Shameless William H. Macy. (Now you see what I did there.)
For some reason, out of those four celebrities and despite his wife being indicted, Macy was the only one not charged with a crime. Maybe those two Emmy Awards he’s won come with Get Out of Jail Free card. I don’t know.
The Feds don’t even mention him by name in the court documents. They just call him “spouse.”
Regardless, he is inescapably now tied to the college admissions bribery scandal.
As a result, people on the internet, much like myself with that headline, simply could not resist making some William H. Macy memes using some his crime-related roles in things like Fargo and, of course, Shameless. (Just like they did with Lori Loughlin and Full House.)
Pretty crazy that William H Macy has a good shot of getting arrested for something every single William H Macy character would get arrested for.— Kaleb Horton (@kalebhorton) March 12, 2019
I KNEW HE WASN'T RIGHT WHEN HE STARRED IN THAT MOVIE WHERE HIS WIFE STAPLED HIS BALLS TO A MOTHER FUCKIN OAK TREE— CryptoMaceWindu (@CryptoMaceWindu) March 13, 2019
"William H. Macy's alleged ties to a college admissions imbroglio got the meme treatment" https://t.co/LXyucPkHwf
I'm not sure if I'm enjoying this Fargo remake. https://t.co/SLIikq08rm— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) March 12, 2019
William H. Macy on the phone with the admissions office right now pic.twitter.com/GsYsjvv3C2— Sady Doyle (@sadydoyle) March 12, 2019
From the comments: "Authorities just released a photo of the two guys William H. Macy met with to start this process:" pic.twitter.com/LLkRqYbZfl— Dave Thomas (@DaveThomas5150) March 12, 2019
William H. Macy letting Felicity Huffman take one for the team.. pic.twitter.com/Fq8georuwh— Pauly Fernandez (@YoSoyPabloYo) March 12, 2019
I can't believe William H. Macy became accidentally embroiled in a ridiculous federal crime and it's not in a Coen brothers movie— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) March 12, 2019
He's cooperatin here!— Tin Pandemic Alley (@davidabenner) March 12, 2019
Never change, internet.
Happy 69th (nice) birthday, William.