Sometimes parents’ best intentions can cause more harm than good. Take the case of the students caught up in the college admissions scandal, some of whom had no idea what their parents were up to.
In one uber-famous case, the child didn’t even want to go to college but says she was forced to by her parents. Now, she’s lashing out at them for ‘ruining everything.’
Due to the revelations earlier this month of her parents' part in the bribery scam, 19-year-old Olivia Jade Giannulli is suffering consequences she doesn't believe are fair. And here's why.
Olivia Jade, younger daughter of disgraced former ‘Full House’ star Lori Loughlin and Fashion Designer Mossimo Giannulli, is taking a hard line against her parents in the wake of being exposed for their allegedly illegal acts to get her into the University of Southern California.
Besides the obvious embarrassment and the alleged 'bullying' she has endured so far, she has also been hit where it really hurts - in the pocketbook. And Olivia says she is nothing more than a victim in all of this.
The irony is that, according to Olivia Jade, she never even WANTED to go to college in the first place, claiming she fought her parents on the idea from the very beginning.
The 19-year-old wanted to concentrate on her career instead. Her folks would not relent, insisting “she would have to juggle college and her career.”
“[Olivia] is really angry with her parents because she told them she did not want to go to college and she was pushed,” the source added. “She has been passionate about her career and wanted to work and was doing well, but that wasn’t enough.
"Now she’s devastated because everything she built imploded before her eyes. She feels they ruined everything.”
Soon after her parents were arrested for allegedly paying $500,000 to get their daughters into USC, Olivia Jade began to feel the fallout from that decision.
First, the social media influencer lost her sponsorship from the beauty line ‘Sephora’ and soon after, TRESemmé announced they would no longer associate with her either.
It's highly unlikely that Olivia is able to see her parents' good intentions through the cloud of all the negative repercussions.
All may not be lost, however. Reports are surfacing that Olivia Jade will be featured in an upcoming issue of a major magazine, so perhaps, given time, the scandal will fade into the woodwork for the 19-year-old.
In addition, the influencer has reportedly gained thousands of new subscribers since this whole thing broke.
She's got a lot of years ahead of her, and it seems very possible that her young followers will rise up and demand she be given a second chance. It won't be the first time a little notoriety helped someone gain increased celebrity status.
Only time will tell, but if the story about 'Elle' is true, it won't be as long as we thought it would be.
We'll just have to wait and see on that.
Loughlin and her husband have been charged with ‘conspiracy to commit mail fraud’ and ‘honest services mail fraud’ and are free on a $1 million bond.