Rob Lowe tweets, then deletes, praise for his 'honest, hardworking sons' as college admissions scandal unfolds

Rob Lowe briefly waded into rough waters on Tuesday, tweeting what appeared to be a jab at Hollywood stars involved in a college admissions cheating scheme, but he quickly re-evaluated and deleted his tweet.

The actor has two sons: John, who recently graduated from Stanford, and Matthew, who graduated in 2016 from Duke. As news of the scandal unfolded, John, 24, tweeted about the "really, really gross" methods parents and students used to sneak their ways into elite schools.

"I studied for months for the SAT. Twice, sometimes three times a week. Tons of practice tests. Ended up taking the SAT multiple times as well," he wrote. "College apps were no joke. The amount of stress put into that to potentially lose a spot to someone unfairly is horrible." 

Adding that he's grateful for the "privilege and opportunity to have a tutor and to afford practice test programs," John then shared a photo with his dad and brother from his Stanford graduation day.

"Very proud of my honest, hardworking sons," Lowe tweeted in response to the photo. He later deleted the tweet.

"Still proud of this achievement," John wrote. "Happy for everyone out there who earned their accomplishments... and really sad for those who were never allowed the opportunity."

Lowe shares both children with wife Sheryl, who he wed in 1991.

Bombshell court documents on Tuesday revealed that two famous actresses, Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, are among the parents accused of paying a middleman to secure their college admissions spots for their children.

While some stars have weighed in on social media, Loughlin has, in contrast, deleted her Twitter account.

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Me and the boys getting at it last weekend. #karaoke #rock
Golf buddies.
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At the #Duke game with the birthday boy! Go Matthew. Go Blue Devils. #football
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