- Olivia Jade has been active on TikTok since her mom, Lori Loughlin, was released from prison.
- In her latest TikTok, Olivia Jade recalled advice she got following the college admissions scandal.
- She said people’s feelings are “valid,” and “it doesn’t matter if someone is going through worse.”
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About two years after her parents, Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli – along with more than 50 people – were indicted for their involvement in the college admissions scheme in March 2019, Olivia Jade Giannulli took to TikTok to share advice that she says she got about dealing with being “publicly shamed.”
Olivia Jade said in her TikTok, which she posted on Friday: “A very inspirational woman once told me – we were talking about being public, and being publicly shamed.”
“I was like, ‘Well, my situation doesn’t even compare, I’m not even going to start to compare it to yours,'” she said.
@oliviajadeg doesn’t matter if you’re drowning in 60 ft and I’m drowning in 30… were both still drowning. Love this message – have a beautiful day
“She looked at me and said, ‘Olivia, it doesn’t matter if I’m drowning in 18.29m of water and you’re drowning in 30,” Olivia Jade said. “We’re both still drowning.'”
“I think about that quote every day because I think it’s so true and it’s such a bigger message to our world right now,” she said. “I think we’re all very quick to judge. I think we’re all very quick to put people down, and I just want people to remember, if your feelings are hurting, or if they’re valid to you, they’re valid. And it doesn’t matter if someone’s going through worse.”
Olivia Jade added: “You’re allowed to have a hard time in this world, but that doesn’t take away from somebody else, and that shouldn’t take away from you. We’re all human beings.”
As is the case with other TikToks Olivia Jade has posted on the platform since late 2020, many users wrote comments referencing the college admissions scheme and called her out for her position of privilege.
One user wrote that Olivia Jade is “drowning in money,” and another wrote: “But why would u drown when ur a professional rower?”
Olivia Jade seemed to nod to the scandal in one other TikTok. In a post she shared on March 7, she responded to a comment from a user that asked: “How’s collage?” – which was presumably meant to be spelled “college.” Olivia Jade went on to say in the video that she was working on a “f—— sick scrapbook.”
Some of Olivia Jade’s fans have also taken to the comments sections of her TikTok videos to support her. One user commented on her March 7 video, saying: “Leave it alone, I think she gets it by now,” and another wrote: “u guys really need to move on, it’s been years…they’ve apologized.”
Olivia Jade has returned to making content on social media
Olivia Jade, who had a thriving career as a YouTube creator and once had a branded partnership with Sephora, made headlines 2019 when news that her parents, Loughlin and Giannulli, took part of William “Rick” Singer’s college admissions scheme.
As part of the scheme, Loughlin and Giannulli paid $500,000 to get Olivia Jade and her sister, Isabella, admitted to the University of Southern California under the guise that they were recruits for the crew team.
The scheme was revisited in a recent documentary, “Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal,” which premiered on Netflix earlier in March.
Olivia Jade lost her partnership with Sephora amid the scandal and was relatively silent on social media until December 2019, when she returned with a YouTube video called “hi again” and a video from the same month detailing her “Everyday Routine.”
After Loughlin was released from her two-month-long prison sentence in December 2020, Olivia Jade appeared on “Red Table Talk” to discuss the scandal.
She then posted her first YouTube video after more than a year in January 2021, and has since shared a handful of other videos – from a tour of her new apartment to what she eats in a day.
In her most recent video, she wrote in the description that she’s donating the money earned from Google AdSense to a charity she works with, though she didn’t specify the organization.
Mossimo Giannulli is currently serving his five-month prison sentence. In January, a judge denied his request to serve the remainder of the sentence at home.