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Olivia Jade, Lori Loughlin's Daughter, Receives Criticism For 'Tone Deaf' Post Addressing White Privilege

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By Chris Barilla

With the wave of protests sweeping across virtually every major city in the United States and some overseas in response to police brutality, countless celebrities have made their voices heard​ amidst the conversation as well. While some have taken their activism quite literally and even joined protestors in the streets facing off with police, others with a significant following have been reposting and sharing information in regards to the situation. Olivia Jade, Lori Loughlin's daughter, is one of such using social media to share information regarding the protests, but receiving some serious criticism for her wording.

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The 20 year old YouTube star took to her Instagram story to share a long-winded post about racism, white privilege and a variety of related issues that she felt as though needed addressing.

Jade pleaded in the strongly-worded​ statement that white people, "need to understand that just 'not being racist is not enough' if you hear people saying disrespectful things, correct them." She also condemned the inequality gap and mentioned that she was unaware of how deep the societal divides permeated due to the privilege she has experienced throughout her life.

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However, despite these comments, many took her statement in poor taste, saying that her contributions to the system of white privilege made her public display of disdain for it irrelevant.

"SHES THE DEFINITION OF WHITE PRIVILEGE SHE CONTRIBUTED TO IT WILLINGLY...her parents cheated her way into a school and only got 2 months in jail..she is not allowed to speak on the matter," wrote one user to Jade, referencing the high-profile college admissions scandal that she​ and her mother were apart of.

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Another user shared a detailed response to the social media star, calling out Jade's outrage as unfounded considering the fact that she contributed to one of the issues that people were protesting by using her privilege to avoid serious punishment, "The college admissions scandal contributes to the sense of outrage felt by many who take to the streets and violently protest systemic entitlement, privilege and discrimination, while sweet lil olivia jade drops make-up tutorials like nothing happened. dumb, clueless and tone deaf."

Lori Loughlin and Olivia Jade photographed together
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"Don't sit there & allow this to continue happening," the star continued to mention in her controversial statement about equality, inciting others to share their feelings about overt displays of privilege, either at her hands or the hands of others.

"And if someone says something like 'no one is around that offense' or 'it's a joke' it should offend ALL of us speak because it's outright wrong and disgusting that humans talk/treat each other humans THE way we've seen," she explained.

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