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Why Olivia Jade just called out the media

Olivia Jade Giannulli recently flipped off the media. But apparently she’s back to work

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Olivia Jade Giannulli isn’t happy with the media, especially those who quote unnamed sources.

Jade took to Instagram on Sunday to express her concern with the media, who often quote anonymous sources in their reporting on Jade, her mother Lori Loughlin, and her father Mossimo Giannulli.

In the photo, which the Deseret News will not link to here, Giannulli puts up two middle fingers with a caption that references the Daily Mail, Star magazine, People magazine and Perez Hilton. She adds the hashtags, “#close #source #says.” And, of course, she adds, “every other media outlet” in the caption too.

Jade skipped out on social media for the past few months after the college admissions scandal accused her parents, Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli, of paying $500,000 in bribes so that Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose Giannulli could be crew team recruits for the University of Southern California. The couple decided to plead not guilty.

“Putting the puzzle pieces together, it is clear that she is calling out all media publications on the way they reported on the scandal,” Deadline reported on Olivia Jade’s recent photo.

Olivia Jade deleted social media directly after the scandal. She lost partnership with HP, Tresemme, Princess Polly and Sephora in the immediate aftermath, too.

Meanwhile, her mother, Loughlin, was cut from the Hallmark series “When Calls the Heart.”

Recent reports — including one from Entertainment Tonight, quoting an unnamed source — that Olivia Jade doesn’t plan to return to USC since she didn’t want to be there anyway. She said she’s going to focus on her social media influencer career again, according to Vulture.

“Whether or not Olivia Jade — who may or may not have been complicit in the scheme from the start — would return to USC became, in the aftermath of the college-cheating scandal, is less a question of her commitment to academia than to her personal brand,” Vulture reported. “... And now, with the despair portion of her hero’s journey apparently behind her, Olivia Jade reportedly intends to build a new brand based either on makeup or beauty.”