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Lori Loughlin’s daughter Olivia Jade breaks silence in return to YouTube

The social media influencer made her long-awaited return to YouTube

Jade, the daughter of actress Lori Loughlin, announced her return to YouTube with a new video Sunday, titled “hi again.”
Jade, the daughter of actress Lori Loughlin, announced her return to YouTube with a new video Sunday, titled “hi again.”
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Olivia Jade is back on her social media influencer life.

Jade, the daughter of actress Lori Loughlin, announced her return to YouTube with a new video Sunday, titled “hi again.”

Jade has been off social media — with the occasional picture post — since her mother and father, Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli, were accused in the college admissions scandal last spring. The couple has been accused of spending $500,000 in bribes so that Olivia Jade and her sister, Isabella Rose, would be fake crew team recruits for the University of Southern California. The couple pleaded not guilty.

Jade and Isabella are no longer students at USC.

Here’s a summary of what she said in the video, as reported by BuzzFeed News.

  • “Hi everyone, it’s Olivia Jade. Welcome back to my YouTube channel,” she said. “Obviously, I’ve been gone for a really long time and as much as I wish I could talk about all this. It’s really hard for me to say this just because I know that it’s something that needs to be addressed.”
  • “It’s just, unfortunately ... I’m legally not allowed to speak on anything going on right now,” she added.
  • “I genuinely miss filming,” she said. “I feel like a huge part of me is just not the same because this is something that I’m really passionate about. ... I debated for seven or eight months, like, ‘If I can’t talk about it, is there a point in coming back?’”
  • “It’s so hard because I’m not trying to make this about me or how I’ve been because it’s not the point of this. Although I’m terrified to make this video and come back, I know that I also want to start taking smaller steps in the right direction for people that have been DMing and asking me.”
  • “Moral of the story is I’m just really excited to start filming again and uploading, and I really hope you enjoy the vlogs!”

By the numbers: The video has more than 69,000 likes, 31,000 thumbs down and more than 1.3 million views in less than 24 hours since it was posted.

Comments: Here are some comments from the video:

  • “moral of the story is she hasn’t learned her lesson but she wants us to forgive her so she can be youtube famous :(” — grey
  • “So moral of the story... ‘I want to come back to make $$$$’” — 82Pooney
  • “She’s acting like a innocent victim in all of this...” — Ninetails
  • “Well looks like she’s testing the waters! So far, not looking good.” — Nickie C.

Elsewhere: For months, reports suggested Olivia Jade had been asked to stay off social media as a result of the scandal. Olivia Jade made one appearance on Instagram to celebrate her mother’s birthday. Olivia Jade also posted a photo flipping the bird with hashtags calling out sensational media outlets and negative headlines about her.