Jada Pinkett Smith Fans Are Outraged She Is Giving Lori Loughlin’s ‘Privileged’ Daughter, Olivia Jade, a Platform To Speak on ‘Red Table Talk’

Jada Pinkett Smith is hosting Lori Loughlin‘s daughter, Olivia Jade Giannulli. The beauty influencer and YouTuber will speak out about the college scandal that tore her life apart. The 21-year-old will join Jada Pinkett, Willow Smith, and Adrienne Norris-Banfield on the Facebook Watch Red Table Talk. However, outraged fans are speaking up. They do not want to see the “white privilege of celebrities.”

Olivia Jade and Lori Loughlin
Olivia Jade and Lori Loughlin | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli paid $500,000 to get Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose into college

In March 2019, Olivia Jade Giannulli was the center of the largest college scandal. Her parents, Full House’s Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli, were charged with cheating and bribing to get their daughters into top colleges. 

Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli
Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli | John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Olive Jade and her sister Isabella Rose were at the University of Southern California when the news broke. Loughlin and Giannulli pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges. They admitted to paying William “Rick” Singer $500,000 to get their daughters into the college. 

In 2018, Olivia Jade posed for a picture on a rowing machine. The photo implied that she would be on the rowing team in college. She did not fill out the application herself. The media does not know if the daughters knew about the scheme committed on their behalf. 

Olivia Jade will tell her story the Facebook Watch ‘Red Table Talk’ with Jada Pinkett Smith

On Dec. 8, 2020, Olivia Jade will join Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook Watch Red Table Talk to tell her story.

“Thank you @jadapinkettsmith, @adriennebanfieldnorris, and @willowsmith for bringing me to the table so I can publicly share my experience for the first time,” the influencer captioned an Instagram post.

Smith also shared a sneak peek of the talk show with her followers. 

“@oliviajade is now breaking her silence after being caught in the middle of one of the biggest school bribery scandals,” Smith wrote on Instagram. “Now that her parents, Lori Laughlin and Mossimo Giannulli, are serving short prison terms for their participation in the scandal, Olivia Jade felt it was time to speak.”

Fans feel that Pinkett Smith should not bring ‘the white privilege of celebrities’ to the ‘RTT’

Minutes after Pinkett Smith shared the new episode’s sneak peek, fans commented with their outrage. They are not happy with the Red Table Talk’s decision to host the beauty influencer.

“The black woman that actually got consequences for giving a wrong address should be a topic on the show, not the white privilege of celebrities and white people in general,” one fan wrote. “[Olivia Jade’s] parents got a slap on the wrist, and so did she.” 

Other followers agreed that Olivia Jade has no place to speak on Red Table Talk

'Red Table Talk' Willow Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Adrienne Norris-Banfield
‘Red Table Talk’ Willow Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Adrienne Norris-Banfield | Facebook/Sophy Holland

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“My sentiments exactly!!” another follower wrote. “If she isn’t speaking about systematic oppression, I don’t wanna hear this interview.”

Many fans added that they would not watch the episode.

“No one cares about how this little girl wasn’t smart enough to get into an Ivy League School on her own,” another fan wrote. 

The Facebook Watch Red Table Talk episode premieres at 9 a.m. PST on Dec. 8, 2020.