Olivia Jade Now Regrets All Those Times She Complained About School on YouTube

Olivia Jade was a rising social media star when the college admissions scandal broke out in March 2019. Her parents, actor Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, were accused of paying $500,000 to fraudulently get Olivia Jade and her older sister into the University of Southern California.

Before the scandal, she complained about school multiple times in her YouTube videos. However, Olivia Jade recently admitted that she now regrets talking negatively about school on social media.

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Olivia Jade talked negatively about school several times on YouTube

Olivia Jade started vlogging about her life when she was in high school, and her dislike for school was apparent to viewers. For example, in her video about her last day of high school in May 2018, Olivia Jade said, “I’m excited to do the school prank but I’m literally never at school. Maybe my class forgets I go there?”

When she was beginning to attend USC, Olivia Jade made it clear to viewers in a now-deleted video that she was only excited about the social aspects of college.

“I don’t know how much of school I’m going to attend but I’m going to go in and talk to my deans and everyone and hope I can try and balance it all,” she said. “But I do want the experience of game day and partying, I don’t really care about school. As you guys all know.”

In video with another YouTuber, Olivia Jade revealed that she almost dropped out of high school, but her parents made her “stick it out” and later attend college.

Olivia Jade now regrets all those times she complained about school on YouTube

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Olivia Jade recently opened up about the college admissions scandal on Red Table Talk. She shared, when the scandal first broke, she did not fully understand why her family received backlash. According to Olivia Jade, it took her a while to come to terms with her privileged status in society and see what was happening outside her bubble.

Additionally, Olivia Jade also addressed her comments about school on YouTube. First, she shared that, like many other wealthy kids she knew, she did not realize how much she had received in terms of education.

“A lot of kids in that bubble [I grew up in], their parents were donating to schools and doing stuff that advantaged their—so many advantages. It’s not fair, and it’s not right, but it was happening,” Olivia Jade said, as reported by Elle. “That’s not how it should be but unfortunately, that’s how it was.”

However, the scandal opened up her eyes and made her “cringe” at all the times she complained about school in her vlogs.

She continued, “And I’m grateful for the situation to see that big change and that big difference in my own mind to know, okay, Olivia, the fact that you were on YouTube, and you were saying stuff like ‘I don’t want to go to school. I just want to go party at school.’ Like the fact that you could even say those things just shows how fortunate you were, that you didn’t have to worry about that, that you knew you were going to be ok without it.”

“And that sits with me and makes me cringe, and it’s embarrassing I ever said those types of things and not only said them but edited, uploaded it, and then saw the response to realize it was wrong,” Olivia Jade said. “There was no malicious intent behind it… I was just oblivious.”

Is Olivia Jade still attending college?

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On Red Table Talk, Olivia Jade shared that she was on spring break when the scandal broke out. However, she did not return to USC when school started again.

She admitted, “I never went back [to USC]. I was too embarrassed. You know what? I shouldn’t have been there in the first place clearly, so there was no point in me trying to go back.”

Yet, Olivia Jade most likely did not drop out of school right away. Distractify reported that, because of her role in the scandal, USC “placed holds” on her account and prevented her from registering for classes or withdrawing from the school. The school would then review each student’s case and decide the appropriate course of action. Because of its student privacy policies, however, USC has not shared further details about Olivia Jade’s status at the school.