Among those called out by The New York Times earlier this week for allegedly scamming their kids’ way into college were the parents of Olivia Jade Giannulli. Giannulli, as her 2 million YouTube followers know, has a successful career as a lifestyle vlogger. You’d be forgiven for wondering if she even needs college. When she first got accepted to the University of Southern California in 2018, she seemed ambivalent herself.
“I don’t know how much of school I’m going to attend,” she said in a YouTube video last August about starting school in the fall. “But I do want the experience of game days and partying.” After a pause she added with a laugh, “I don’t really care about school, as you guys all know.” But, she said, she’d meet with her deans and hoped she could “balance it all.”
By “it all” she meant classes and her busy career. Since her mother—the Full House actress Lori Loughlin—was indicted on Tuesday, Giannulli has [...]