Unless you slept through all of 2019, you would probably be aware that a huge college admissions scandal went down in the US. Several parents, including Desperate Housewives star, Felicity Hoffman and Full House actress, Lori Loughlin were discovered to have bribed college officials or fraudulently inflated test scores to ensure their children were accepted into America’s top universities.
Huffman pled guilty to the charges and has since served time in prison for the crime. Lori Loughlin and her husband / fashion designer, Mossimo Giannulli however, have pled not guilty and are awaiting trial in January of next year.
Loughlin Bribed USC To Accept Her Daughters As Recruits For The Rowing Team
Image Source: Twitter (@DanaARomero)
The husband and wife reportedly bribed the University of Southern California $500,000 to admit their two daughters 20-year-old Olivia and 21-year-old Bella, as rowing team recruits. However the two girls had never rowed in their lives and didn’t plan on taking up the sport at college.
The girls even posed for photos in rowing boats, to give further credibility to their lie.
In doing so, two university admissions were stolen from serious rowers who may have worked very hard for their acceptance into USC.
Loughlin’s YouTube Star Daughter, Olivia Jade, Returned To YouTube Almost 10 Months After The Scandal Broke
20-year-old Olivia Jade has almost 2 million subscribers on her YouTube channel and took to them to address her social media hiatus. The video, titled ‘hi again,’ discusses everything but the actual problem itself. Olivia tells her subscribers,
I want to come back because I want to come back. There’s no point in me just talking for 10 minutes to the camera about how I wish I could say something when I really can’t.
So, I’m going to leave it at that. Thank you so much for your patience or if you stuck around for nine months just waiting. I really appreciate it. This is the best I can do, and I want to move on with my life.
WATCH BELOW: Olivia Jade, ‘hi again.’
People Are Incredibly Frustrated That She Didn’t Apologise For What Happened
People are very angry that she doesn’t appear to show any remorse about the scandal. She hasn’t appeared to have learnt from it and is almost playing the victim in the situation.
“What she did was horrible!” One person on Twitter writes. “I am so disappointed that so many “influencers” still support her,” they continue.
Olivia jade posting on YouTube again without apologizing for her shit is actually comical at this point after posting a pic on ig sticking up her middle fingers when she got caught for taking a deserving students place. Sis you tried it.
— Kay (@kayydowney) December 1, 2019
whys everyone commenting on olivia jade’s video saying “we all make mistakes”??? hate when i accidentally give $500,000 for my kids to get into college
— emma🍒 (@daydremma) December 1, 2019
y’all REALLY OUT HERE saying olivia jade is “so strong” for uploading a 2 min video and still treating her like a victim after what her and her family did .. no words
— ً (@steIlabenicia) December 1, 2019
white privilege is readily accepting olivia jade and preaching that everyone makes mistakes when her family literally commited a federal crime and stole the spots of people who busted their ass for 4 years
— angelie (@cryberbaby) December 1, 2019
truly feel bad for olivia jade but one video doesn’t rule out the thousands of students she’s robbed an athletic scholarship from. guess it’s true what they say, no publicity is bad publicity. 10k says the scandal ends up boosting her career 🤷🏻♀️ pic.twitter.com/SJ14H1nj7j
— Natalie (@cerealbananas) December 1, 2019
People who support Olivia jade are groupies just cause she’s famous. How about them kids who saved there whole live and grinding to get there and want to be there? Yeah fuck them right cause they haven’t got money and followers smh!
— CHRISTIAN SEZER (@christiansezer) December 2, 2019
Lets Not Forget That Olivia Jade Never Even Wanted To Go To College In The First Place
Olivia recorded herself in multiple YouTube videos talking about how she doesn’t like school or studying and didn’t want to attend college. Apparently she wanted to drop out of high school but her Mum forced her to graduate.
Her father Mossimo, apparently forced her to attend college, even though she wanted to work on her YouTube career full time.
In a video that has since been deleted, Olivia claims,
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. But I do want the experience of game day and partying, I don’t really care about school. As you guys all know.
The whole situation is A LOT. And the tea is boiling. But it doesn’t seem like Olivia Jade is apologising any time soon. Or going anywhere – we imagine there will be more YouTube videos to come very soon.
For more celebrity gossip, click here.
Image Sources: YouTube, Twitter