People are demanding that Sephora cut ties with Lori Loughlin's Instagram-famous daughter Olivia Jade after she was connected to an explosive college-admissions bribery scandal

SephoraPeople are threatening to boycott Sephora unless it cuts ties with Olivia Jade Giannulli.

People are threatening to boycott Sephora unless it cuts ties with Olivia Jade Giannulli, a YouTuber and Instagram influencer.

The daughter of the “Full House” star Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli – known for founding the Mossimo fashion brand – acted as a paid influencer for the beauty brand while attending the University of Southern California. She collaborated with Sephora to release a powder palette in December.

On Tuesday, the FBI accused Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli of agreeing to pay $US500,000 in bribes in exchange for having Olivia Jade and her sister, Isabella Rose, designated as recruits to the USC crew team to facilitate their admission to USC; neither girl participates in crew.


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An affidavit released by the Justice Department said that to perpetuate the falsehood that Olivia Jade Giannulli was an accomplished rower, Mossimo Giannulli photographed her on an indoor rowing machine and sent the photo to William Rick Singer, the ringleader of the scheme who was identified in filings as CW-1, to be included on a fabricated athletic profile.

The affidavit, which detailed charges against 32 parents, quoted an email from Loughlin to Singer in which she said her daughter was confused about how to submit her college application after being recruited as a USC rower. An employee of Singer’s submitted it for her, the document said.

No students were charged; prosecutors said that in most cases the students didn’t know their parents were involved in bribes.

As news has spread of the charges against Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli, Olivia Jade Giannulli, who has more than 1 million Instagram followers and close to 2 million YouTube subscribers, is facing some backlash.

Comments on sponsored Instagram posts paid for by Amazon Prime Student and Direct Smile Club that highlighted her status as a USC student have been flooded with criticisms of her.


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Olivia Jade Giannulli has for months worked with Sephora, posting sponsored Instagrams and collaborating on an exclusive product. Now critics are calling for Sephora to cut ties.

The page for her collaboration with Sephora has been flooded with negative reviews, with 36 one-star reviews posted in the past 24 hours.

“This palette has such an intense highlight I thought it would blind others to my privilege and toxicity,” one said. “Unfortunately, it did not work and instead left me dusty AF.”

“As a VIB rouge member who unnecessarily spends her hard earned money in Sephora is disgusted that this product is still being sold,” another said. “I’m tired of the beauty industry slapping on some 19 year old entitled rich kids names on products. I never buy these products and never would.”

“I was a long time Sephora customer and will never buy anything from them again if they endorse this terrible unethical selfish lying brand,” a third said.

Sephora has also seen backlash on social media.

Sephora and Olivia Jade Giannulli did not reply to Business Insider’s request for comment.

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