Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli‘s daughter, 20, took to Instagram to do the “BLM Donation Challenge” and landed on the organization, which raises money to bail out protestors amid Black Lives Matter.
On May 31, Olivia was criticized online for after she posted about radical injustices following the death of George Floyd. “As a person who was born into privilege based on my skin color and financial situation, I was not always aware that these issues were still so present,” the former college student began. “And that makes me feel awful. But that also fuels me.”
She added that she wants to “learn more” and “do more” to be “better” for those who “face discrimination,” the influencer continued. “I’m not racist and I never have been, but I need to speak up about this because just not being racist isn’t enough. It outrages me.”
In response, several social media users suggested her parent’s involvement in the college admissions scandal is the epitome of white privilege. “Olivia Jade on IG going on about white privilege … you mean the thing that’s keeping your parents out of jail and that fake got you into USC? I can’t,” one person wrote on Twitter, while a second added, “Olivia Jade: The universal poster-child for white privilege.”
On May 21, Loughlin, 55, and her husband, 57, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, according to a press release from the United States Department of Justice, for their involvement in the scandal.
Their plea deal reveals Loughlin will be sentenced to two months in prison, a $150,000 fine and two years of supervised release with 100 hours of community service, depending on the court’s approval. As for Giannulli, he will be sentenced to five months in prison, a $250,000 fine and two years of supervised release with 250 hours of community service. Their sentencing will be held on Friday, August 21.
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