Lori Loughlin’s Daughter Olivia Jade’s Privileged Comments About College Resurface

As details emerge about actress Lori Loughlin’s involvement in a college admissions scheme, comments that her daughter, YouTuber Olive Jade, made about college are resurfacing.

Lori Loughlin and her daughters Isabella Rose and Olivia Jade Giannulli attend the Hallmark Channel And Hallmark Movies And Mysteries 2017 Summer TCA Tour.
Lori Loughlin and daughters Isabella Rose and Olivia Jade Giannulli | Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

Did Lori Loughlin pay for her daughters to get into college?

News broke that actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman were among 40 people charged in a college entrance exam cheating plot. According to NBC News: “The alleged scheme focused on getting students admitted to elite universities as recruited athletes, regardless of their athletic abilities, and helping potential students cheat on their college exams, according to the indictment unsealed in Boston.”

Loughlin and Huffman were charged with “conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services fraud.” Loughlin and her husband have been accused of paying $500,000 to get their daughters designated as recruits on the USC crew team, even though neither of them participated in rowing.

Who are Lori Loughlin’s daughters?

Loughlin, best known for Full House and Fuller House, and Mossimo Giannulli have two daughters, Isabella Rose and Olivia Jade.

Olivia Jade is a YouTuber who covers all things makeup, beauty, and fashion-related and has over a million YouTube subscribers. The ‘About’ section of her channel notes: “I have a strong passion for makeup and fashion and I love sharing my passion with all of you guys here on youtube.”

Olivia Jade has collaborated with Sephora and partnered with Tresemme.

Isabella has been pursuing an acting career and has appeared in two TV movies: Every Christmas Has a Story and Homegrown Christmas.

In an interview with Salon last year, Loughlin remarked about Isabella’s interest in acting and had this to say about the importance of her daughter attending college: “[Isabella] just finished her first year of college and she really enjoys it and I think she’ll get her degree. And I just said to her, ‘Look, have some backup plan. Get a degree and something else.'”

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Olivia Jade came under fire for her privileged comments about college

Last year, Olivia’s privileged comments about going to college drew a lot of criticism, as she declared she was more interested in parties than schoolwork.

In answering a fan’s question about her college plans, Olivia noted: “I don’t know how much of school I’m gonna attend but I’m gonna go in and talk to my deans and everyone, and hope that I can try and balance it all. But I do want the experience of like game days, partying… I don’t really care about school, as you guys all know.”

One of her followers commented: “I honestly found it very disappointing when you said you care more about parties and tailgates rather than your education. If you hate school so much why go to college? And it’s honestly insulting when tons of people can’t even afford to go to college but want to and I know damn well you’re not going to a community college meaning you’re probably going to a good school that others would literally kill to go to.”

She made an apology video in response

After offending some of her fan base with the college-related comments, Olivia made an apology video to clear things up.

She apologized, explaining: “I said something super ignorant and stupid. It totally came across that I’m not grateful for college, I’m going to a really nice school and it made it seem like I don’t care… I watch it back and I read the comments and I’m just really disappointed in myself. I’m not here to make excuses… I didn’t mean it that way.”

She apologized, saying, “I hope that you guys accept my apology if I offended you.”

Did Olivia Jade’s parents force her to go to college?

During a recent interview on the Zach Sang Show, Olivia was asked why she goes to college, telling the radio host: “Mostly my parents really wanted me to go” because neither of them went to college. She added, “I’m so happy they made me go… my sister goes to the same school and we’re pretty much inseparable… but I do like it.”