The daughter of actress Lori Loughlin — the mother among dozens of people charged in a scheme to get students into elite colleges — was criticized in 2018 for saying she cared more about partying than attending her classes.
“I don’t know how much of school I’m gonna attend,” Olivia Giannulli, who is known as Olivia Jade on YouTube, said in a video, referencing her busy work schedule.
“But I do want the experience of like game days, partying … I don’t really care about school, as you guys all know.”
Viewers called her comments “insulting,” telling her that some people “would literally kill” to be able to afford the opportunity to go to a prestigious university.
The YouTube star apologized days later for her comments.
“I said something super ignorant and stupid, basically. And it totally came across that I’m ungrateful for college — I’m going to a really nice school. And it just kind of made it seem like I don’t care, I just want to brush it off. I’m just gonna be successful at YouTube and not have to worry about school,” she said. “I’m really disappointed in myself.”
Loughlin, who regularly appeared in “Full House,” was among those charged in a college admissions bribery case, according to court records unsealed Tuesday.
She and actress Felicity Huffman, known for her role in “Desperate Housewives,” were charged with felony conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.
Huffman is accused of paying $15,000, disguised as a charitable contribution, to an organization that facilitated cheating for her daughter on her SAT exam, the indictment alleged.
Huffman’s husband, actor William H. Macy, discussed earlier this year in an interview with Parade magazine how “ stressful” the college application process is.