Olivia Jade Slams Tabloids Reporting About Her & College Admissions Scandal
Olivia Jade Giannulli is officially back on Instagram and she’s telling everyone to f*ck off, even if her parents might have committed a criminal offense on her behalf. The 19-year-old made her subtle return to social media at the end of July when she paid tribute to her mom, Lori Loughlin, via an Instagram post. Yesterday, Olivia posted a photo of herself giving two middle fingers to the camera and tagged some of the celebrity news sites that have been reporting on her since March. Recent articles have talked about her “resenting” her Full House mom for what she did, while others speculate on her on-again-off-again (currently seemingly “on”) relationship with Jackson Guthy.
Olivia and her sister Bella have been the focus of media scrutiny since it was revealed that their parents might have been involved in the USC college admissions scandal last March. Lori Loughlin and her husband allegedly agreed to “pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team—despite the fact that they did not participate in crew—thereby facilitating their admission to USC.” So, unsurprisingly, that had an effect on the lives of their daughters Bella, who’s 20, and Olivia.
The sisters went on a social media hiatus after the news broke, avoiding Instagram and Twitter at all costs. Olivia, who has 1.4 million followers on Instagram, faced the majority of the social media scrutiny and is now clapping back at the media outlets who reported about her. The influencer tagged the Daily Mail, Star magazine, People magazine, Perez Hilton, and “every other media outlet” in her recent post, hashtagging the words “close,” “source,” and “says.”
Fellow influencers and celebrities commented on the post with their support for Olivia, including her sister, Bella Giannulli, and YouTuber Tana Mongeau.
“oh……my………god i am speechless,” wrote Tana, while Kylie Jenner’s BFF Anastasia Karanikolaou commented, “there she is.”
It’s kind of hilarious that Olivia and her pals are acting like she was just involved in any old YouTube scandal, and not that her parents could face up to 20 years in prison for allegedly buying their daughters’ ways into college. Still cute, though!