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Lori Loughlin’s daughter says she’s been shamed over college admissions scandal

Olivia Jade said in a new TikTok video that she was shamed for her connection to the college admissions controversy

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Olivia Jade Giannulli is participating in “Dancing With the Stars.”

Olivia Jade Giannulli arrives at the 5th annual People Magazine “Ones To Watch” party in Los Angeles on Oct. 4, 2017.

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Olivia Jade— the daughter of Lori Loughlin — said in a recent TikTok video that she has been publicly shamed because of the college admissions scandal.

Why is Olivia Jade being shamed?

Olivia Jade said she has been shamed in public due to the college admissions controversy, especially after the recent Netflix documentary “Operation Varsity Blues,” which shared details about the scandal.

  • The documentary briefly mentions Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, who were accused of paying a $500,000 bribe so Olivia Jade and her sister, Isabella Rose Giannulli, could be crew team recruits at the University of Southern California.
  • Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli pleaded not guilty at first to the scandal before flipping their plea. Loughlin served jail time for her involvement last fall. Mossimo Giannulli is expected to be released in April.

What did Olivia Jade say in her TikTok video?

Olivia Jade said she spoke to an inspirational woman about public shaming and she received some good advice, according toBuzzFeed News.

  • “We were talking about being in the public, and being publicly shamed, and I was like, ‘Well, my situation doesn’t even compare. I’m not even going to start to compare it to yours,’” Olivia said.
  • “And she looked at me, and she said, ‘Olivia, it doesn’t matter if I’m drowning in 60 feet of water, and you’re drowning in 30. We’re both still drowning.’”
  • “And I like, think about that quote every day,” Olivia Jadesaid. “Because I think it’s so true, and it’s such a bigger message to our world right now.”
  • “I think we’re all very quick to judge,” Olivia said in the video. “I think we’re all very quick to put people down. And I just want people to remember, like, if your feelings are hurting, or if they’re valid to you, they’re valid.”

Did Olivia Jade apologize for the scandal?

Olivia Jade opened up about the scandal in an episode of “Red Table Talk” with hosts Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith and Adrienne Norris, as I wrote for the Deseret News.

Olivia Jade said at the time that she learned a lot from the college scandal. She said she didn’t want to follow in her parents’ footsteps.

  • “I want to move forward. And I totally, totally understand if people don’t want to jump on board with me,” she said.