Olivia Jade opens up about feeling 'publicly shamed' for college admissions scandal

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New Delhi Published: Mar 27, 2021, 11:48 AM(IST)

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Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were both sentenced to prison last year after pleading guilty to the charges against them in the scandal. Giannulli is currently completing his sentence at a federal prison in Lompoc, near Santa Barbara.

Olivia Jade Giannulli opened up about feeling "publicly shamed" for her parents' involvement in the infamous college admissions scandal.

The 21-year-old posted a TikTok sharing a message with her followers that she says a "very inspirational woman" told her in the wake of the incident.

"We were talking about being publicly shamed, and I was like, 'Well, my situation doesn't even compare, I'm not even going to start to compare it to yours,' " she said. "And she looked at me and said, 'Olivia, it doesn't matter if I'm drowning in 60 feet of water and you're drowning in 30, we're both still drowning.' "

Olivia continued, "I think about that quote every day because I think it's so true and it's such a bigger message to our world right now. I think we're all very quick to judge. I think we're all very quick to put people down."

"I just want people to remember, if your feelings are hurting, if they're valid to you, they're valid. It doesn't matter if someone is going through worse," she said. "You're allowed to have a hard time in this world. But that doesn't take away from somebody else, and that shouldn't take away from you. We're all human beings."

She captioned the video: "Love this message - have a beautiful day."Olivia has been active on social media since making her return to YouTube in January, following her mom Lori Loughlin's release from federal prison in December.

Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were both sentenced to prison last year after pleading guilty to the charges against them in the scandal. Giannulli is currently completing his sentence at a federal prison in Lompoc, near Santa Barbara. Olivia previously spoke out in December that she wanted to "move on and move forward."

"I'm not trying to victimize myself. I don't want pity — I don't deserve pity. We messed up," she said. "I just want a second chance to be like, 'I recognize I messed up.' I never got to say, 'I'm really sorry that this happened,' or 'I really own that this was a big mess-up on everybody's part,' but I think everybody feels that way in my family right now."

Since her release from prison, Loughlin, 56, has been focused on spending time with her family, a source recently told PEOPLE.

 

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