You know you love her, XOXO Gossip Girl!
The tantalizing voice that is THE gossip girl has officially made her presence known…again.
The HBO Max reboot of the hit 2000’s teen drama TV series, “Gossip Girl,” made its debut on July 8.
About half-way through the inaugural episode of the revival, there’s an interaction between characters Monet De Haan (Savannah Lee Smith) and Luna La (Zión Moreno).
Money says, “You as someone who loses is bad for business,” before Luna replies, “And everything will be fine so long as you win. Olivia Jade gained followers when her mom went to jail.”
While tuning in, Olivia Jade clearly connected the dots between herself and her family’s involvement in the college admissions scandal.
Olivia’s mom is “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her father is fashion designer, Mossimo Giannulli.
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If you’ve been living under a rock the past two years, you may have missed a highly publicized scandal called the college admissions scandal.
Basically, Lori and Mossimo paid their daughter’s ways into the University of Southern California.
According to the criminal complaint against them, the couple paid $500,000 to Rick Singer and Key Worldwide Foundation to falsely designate their daughters, Olivia and Isabella Rose Giannulli, as recruits to the University of Southern California crew team, even though neither ever participated in the sport.
Both Lori and Mossimo served time in jail for the crime.
On Aug. 21, a judge approved the couple’s plea deal, sentencing Loughlin to two months in jail, a $150,000 fine, and 150 hours of community service, while Giannulli received five months in jail, a $250,000 fine, and 250 hours of community service.
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was huge embarrassment for Olivia to say the least!
The influencer filmed herself watching the premiere episode of ‘GG’ and reacted to the joke made at her and her family’s expense.
When the line, “Olivia Jade gained followers when her mom went to jail,” came out of Luna’s mouth, Olivia shakes her head, rubs her temples and replied, “no I didn’t.”
She also captioned the TikTok, “no I didn’t.”
The YouTuber’s career took a hit following the controversy, resulting in her losing sponsorship deals with various brands, including the beauty retailer Sephora, where the young YouTuber had launched her own product line. She also received backlash on social media, where she was the victim of cyberbullying.
It appears the creator, Joshua Safran, of the ‘GG’ reboot caught wind of Olivia’s TikTok reaction and issued his own response.
On Twitter he retweeted Olivia’s TikTok video and wrote, “Ok my bad. Check out Olivia Jade’s video!”
ok my bad. Check out Olivia Jade’s video! #TikTok https://t.co/7C01hi5QSY
— Joshua Safran (@Anthologist) July 10, 2021
Olivia eventually went on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Facebook Watch series, “Red Table Talk,” to discuss how her life has changed since her family’s scandal.
She told the ladies of ‘RTT,’ “I think that what hasn’t been super public is that there is no justifying or excusing what happened, ‘cause what happened was wrong. And I think everyone in my family can say that was messed up that was a big mistake.”
She continued, “I don’t want pity — I don’t deserve pity. We messed up. I just want a second chance to be like, ‘I recognize I messed up.’”