She might be a YouTube star and "Insta-famous," but that didn't stop Olivia Jade from putting her foot in her mouth in the worst way possible. Daughter of actress Lori Loughlin (of Full House/Fuller House fame) and American fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, Olivia has been called out by her followers after posting a video that mentioned her college plans to her YouTube channel, which some say showed off her privileged and entitled side.
In the video, Olivia answered a fan's question about her plans for college, confirming that she was enrolled in school. After mentioning how much work she already had planned for the first few weeks of school, she said, "I don't know how much of school I'm gonna attend but I'm gonna go in and talk to my deans and everyone, and hope that I can try and balance it all. But I do want the experience of like game days, partying...I don't really care about school, as you guys all know."
Some took that to mean the YouTuber was ungrateful for the opportunity to further her education or that she took it for granted since she was privileged enough to have parents who were able to pay for her college. "I honestly found it very disappointing when you said you care more about parties and tailgates rather than your education. If you hate school so much why go to college?" wrote one YouTube subscriber.
"Dang must be nice to only go to school for the game days, or to party... here i am going cause i would be the first of my families generation to have a degree. and better opportunities.... sigh i would love to party or live in a dorm.. ugh the good life sounds.. good! Lol?," wrote another.
To address the controversy, Olivia filmed yet another video to apologize for the way her words came across.
"I said something really ignorant and stupid," she said in the video. "It totally came across that I'm ungrateful for college...I watch it back and I read the comments and I'm just really disappointed in myself."
Though she apologized, some of her fans and followers questioned whether she really needed to do so in the first place. "Personally I thought it was funny, I was lucky enough to go to college---definitely wasn't cheap for my family---but I still related and laughed. game days were some of the best times i had in college. don't worry, people get triggered so easily. enjoy what you enjoy," commented one supporter.
Other fans commended her for the maturity it took to take responsibility for her words. "All the people that say that she doesn't need to apologize, yeah I think she needs to. It wasn't really bad. But it is the right thing to do. Bc not everyone has the chance to go to college. I'm really proud of her. Not everyone has the courage and humility to apologize if they say something stupid. So yeah, proud of her," a commenter wrote.
It does seem like people are becoming outraged at every little thing these days. It's normal for college freshmen to be more excited about the social side of campus than the academic side. It's a time for young adults to enjoy their first taste of freedom, after all.
What do you think? Did Olivia have to apologize for what she said, or do you think people should really get off their high horses? Let us know what you think in the comments!
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