Olivia Jade Giannulli & her sister are dropping out of USC for fear of ‘bullying’

Justice has been shockingly swift for Lori Loughlin’s family. It was just Monday when all of this began – Lori and her husband were indicted for bribing USC officials and NCAA officials at a cost of $500K to fake her daughter’s athletic status. Her older daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli was partying on a yacht belonging to USC’s Board of Trustees Chairman at the time, but she was hustled off the yacht (Invictus!) very quickly. There were lots of rumors that Olivia would be expelled from USC. Well, she’s not even giving the university a chance to expel her – she’s leaving of her own accord, which is probably what the school worked out with the family behind the scenes anyway.

Lori Loughlin’s daughters are not letting USC decide their fate, because they will NOT be returning to the University for fear of bullying … sources connected to both daughters tell TMZ. We’re told 19-year-old Olivia and 20-year-old Isabella have made the decision to withdraw from the University. Our sources say they have the full support of their parents, Lori and Mossimo Giannulli, both of whom have been indicted in the college bribery scandal.

Our sources say the family feels certain, if the girls went back to USC, they would be “viciously bullied.” So, the decision has been made.

We’re told Olivia and Isabella never really wanted to go to USC. Our sources say they liked the concept of school principally because of partying, and had their sights set on Arizona State University. That’s why Mossimo sent an email saying he wanted to get his daughters “into a school other than ASU!” Our sources say Olivia in particular “is a mess, despondent and feeling like it’s the end of the world.” We’re told Olivia and Isabella will “lay low” and not try and enroll in another school … at least not for a long while.

[From TMZ]

Because of BULLYING. LOL. Is it really classified as “bullying” if other students are like “your cheating, lying ass doesn’t belong here”? Isn’t that just a statement of fact? Anyway, of course Olivia Jade won’t apply to any other school. I predict she’ll parlay this scandal into a reality show or something like that. She’s already seen an increase in followers on all of her social media platforms. But! It seems like Olivia is already losing some of her sponsorships.

Lori Loughlin’s alleged cheating is already costing her daughter, Olivia Jade — ’cause Sephora just kicked the kid to the curb in the wake of the college admissions scandal. A honcho for Sephora — which had a partnership with Olivia — tells TMZ, “After careful review of recent developments, we have made the decision to end the Sephora Collection partnership with Olivia Jade, effective immediately.”

Olivia had a makeup partnership with the cosmetics chain that produced the Olivia Jade x Sephora palette. That page on Sephora’s website has been 86′d. Olivia’s page with clothing brand Princess Polly is no longer active … we’ve reached out to the company to see if the line has been completely shelved, but no word back so far.

[From TMZ]

The question in my mind isn’t “why did Sephora drop her?” but “why did she have a Sephora contract in the first place?” I know she’s an influencer and she has more than a million followers, but yeesh, why did Sephora get into bed with her?? Variety reports that HP has also ended their sponsorship deal with Olivia, as did Lulus (online fashion retailer), who says they have no plans to work with Olivia again. Olivia also has sponsorships with: Amazon, Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs Beauty, Smashbox Beauty Cosmetics, Smile Direct Club, Too Faced Cosmetics, Boohoo, and Unilever’s TRESemmé. Variety says that all of these deals could be shelved. *cackle*

I’m covering the Lori Loughlin stuff separately, please don’t treadjack!

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  1. TaniaOG says:

    Bullying? Oh so now YOU’RE a victim??? Not the poor kid who was rejected because of your dumb as rocks a$$??? Get outta here!!!!!!!! These people are disgusting and I hope they are all severely impacted by this for a long, long time.

    • Amy Too says:

      I HATE how the word bullying has lost all meaning in this, the worst and most bizarre timeline. People now claim bullying when anyone disagrees with them. When people present facts that aren’t complimentary to the person’s projected image or narrative. Whenever anyone is punished, called out, or faces any kind of consequence for something they did wrong, it’s suddenly bullying. People in posistions of power cannot be bullied by those with much less power. Bullying is punching down, not punching up. In order to be bullied, you have to have to have less power/status than the person doing the bullying. Or your existence in a marginalized group of some sort has to be the thing that is leading to your being bullied. A rich white person being called out for using their rich whiteness as a way to cheat and coast through life isn’t being bullied. When the president of the United States reported as lying, he’s not being bullied. If you’re a famous, rich, white, beautiful woman and a diverse group of non-famous, not rich, average people are calling you out for using your wealth, whiteness, fame, or beauty as a way to gain advantages you don’t deserve and didn’t earn, that’s not bullying.

      • Mumbles says:

        Agreed agreed agreed. Bullying is about power. A bully has some power to make the victim’s life miserable, to make the victim live in fear or misery. A regular old jerk who jist gives you crap doesn’t. These two brats are privileged because of the rich family they were born into. THEY have power. It infuriates me how rich and powerful people have coopted the term “bullying” to encompass just generally getting crap (and in this case, crap you deserve.)

      • Catt Berlin George says:

        @Amy Too : THIS. Everything you said +++

      • claire says:

        Amytoo – spot on, lady! This message needs to be saved and repeated. It applies to so many situations. On a lighter note, one of my kid actually called me a bully for telling him what’s what and basically acting like an authority figure v.s. one of his peers.

      • S says:


      • Margo A says:

        Actually no, not true. Bullying is the systemic repetitive patterns of behaviour designed to threaten and intimidate. Anyone can bully anyone. I agree that merely calling someone out or disagreeing with them is not bullying, but there’s always a line that can be crossed.

        I think it’s valid that the type of behaviour they would encounter would be far worse than someone merely pointing out to them that they have done the wrong thing. And no, they don’t deserve the worst type of behaviours… trial by public opinion and social media is not how it’s supposed to work.

      • isabelle says:

        100%, the word is attached when you even disagree with someone openly. The word has lost its meaning as much as how people misuse the word “love”.

      • Shasha says:

        Whaaat?? What does bullying have to do with your demographics? I was bullied literally all day every day for years in school despite being a middle class white person (who had extreme social anxiety, an eating disorder that did lasting damage to my body, and was being relentlessly abused at home). Plenty of those who bullied me belonged to less “privileged” demographics but I assure you, it was still bullying. It impacted me so much that I could barely speak, in any situation, and I was almost hospitalized due to my eating disorder.

      • electra says:

        @Margo A : you are right.

      • Anna says:

        This. I had someone accuse me of bullying once because I criticized a company’s advertising on instagram. Keep in mind, it wasn’t even directed at the person who accused me of bullying them! They just personally felt attacked (I guess?) and said I was “bullying” them. The word has lost ALL meaning. It’s definitely not bullying if people call Olivia Jade out for cheating to get into school.

    • ZinJojo says:

      No kidding! This was my first thought too — they’re trying to turn this around and make themselves the victims! Truly despicable, but also completely on brand for these spoiled, entitled people.

      I also think that out of all of Olivia Jade’s sponsors, the ones who won’t drop her are Dolce & Gabbana, because they’re just as reprehensible in their own racist way.

    • Megan says:

      The bullies in this story are Laurie and Massino. They pushed their underage kids to commit a crime to satisfy their egos. What the hell is wrong with ASU?

      • duchess of hazard says:

        @Megan – supposedly ASU is a party school (it’s a decent college, I think, but still, very ‘party’).

      • holly hobby says:

        Well weren’t they partying at USC too? It doesn’t make a difference where since they are both dumb.

      • Paleokifaru says:

        I went to ASU for my undergraduate degrees and I would say that’s an old reputation that doesn’t have as much merit now. I was among the early wave of Barrett Honors College students and that program has only strengthened. Same goes for the hard science and technology programs. There are well rated business, journalism and teaching schools and plenty of individual departments with leading faculty in their fields.

    • Himmiefan says:

      I know! What victim mentality! Very entitled.

    • teehee says:

      Youre not a victim of justice for the wrong which you do…

    • Megan says:

      Actually, I think she is a victim of a-hole parents. She and her sister probably could have gotten into ASU on their own merits, but since that didn’t give their parents the bragging rights they wanted, they involved minors in a criminal scheme. It’s possible their parents didn’t tell them about the bribe, just that they were going to be accepted as members of the crew team.

      P.S. Isn’t their someone in USC’s athletics department that makes sure students accepted for athletic reasons are actually on the team? I feel like this case is going to get a lot bigger.

      • Carol says:

        @Megan I totally agree with you. At the end of the day, the parents are to blame. The lessons these kids learn from their parent’s utter stupidity and lack of morals, I hope, are endless. And what’s wrong with going to a college that is not an “Ivy league” school on your own merits? It’s still college and no one really cares anyway. I went to UCLA and nobody cares. LOL!

      • Hoot says:

        @Megan – I agree with you. These two girls were bullied by THEIR OWN PARENTS to go to this college, or else! Who knows what threat(s) they faced? Yes, they come across as entitled. But hell, they were children when their parents – adults whose responsibility should have been teaching them right vs. wrong and the “Golden Rule” – instead chose the dark side. This parental bullying likely started earlier than their high school years because these girls had parents with massive egos. Don’t forget, children are a “product of their own environment.” Just as PMK set the standard for her children, the Giannulli girls were also conditioned by parents who did not set good examples. Sure, you can argue they were old enough to know better when the time came for filling out college apps. But again, you don’t know what the parents may have threatened. In their own bubble of a world, they didn’t have the guts to go up against their parents whose moral compass pointed in the wrong direction.

      • Yawn says:

        I’m assuming they used the term “preferred walkon” to cheat their way in to the school as possible crew athletes. Preferred walkons are players who weren’t necessarily good enough to give a scholarship to, but do have the skills to possibly contribute to the team somehow, therefore the admissions standards are lowered in order to get them into the school. Let’s be honest here, 90% of full scholarship ( my best guess) athletes at these big time schools such as Stanford and SC probably wouldn’t have the grades and standard test scores to get it on academic merits alone, so they lower the admissions standards for them to enroll.

        Since these girls knew damn well they weren’t gonna hop into a crew shell and row their butts off for the SC crew team, the fact that they went along with the scheme and took pics on rowers to cement the ruse that ultimately got them into the school, they are fully to blame as well, and should go down with the proverbial lie ship along with their guilty as all hell sh*thead cheatin a$$ parents…

    • I don’t know if any of y’all have seen that Mossimo the dad was at a party talking about being a trump supporter and how people are too entitled and need to “pull their own weight”! This plays right into calling it “bullying” when you get called on your shit, as far as I am concerned. So entitled you have no idea you are entitled.

    • Today says:

      I like how she added “viscous” to regular ol’bullying, the dramatic effect made our peasant family fall down laughing so hard….imagining this on masterpiece theaTah!!

    • BchyYogi says:

      This girl posed in photos for a sport she did not play. Not buying she didn’t know!!

  2. Rapunzel says:

    The only bullying she’s avoiding is getting kicked out. This is total face saving.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      yeah, I’m sure the school admin was like “if you don’t ‘withdraw’ you’re getting the boot” and they were like “OKnoproblemwhatsoever!”

      • Sigh... says:

        Absolutely. Quitting before getting fired.

        And how do get bullied somewhere you admit you don’t go to much?

      • RoyalBlue says:

        Yes she did it because she was about to be kicked out. University rules dictate that falsifying any part of your application will get you expelled.

      • Lady D says:

        Royal, you say that like universities follow the rules or something.

      • RoyalBlue says:

        LadyD you say that like all universities are blatantly corrupt or something.

  3. Lightpurple says:

    Bullying by the administration that is about to expel them?

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      Indeed, esp as its in the affidavit that both daughters were in the know about the cheating with the fake rowing posturing.

      These girls would be best not to apply for college for a LONG time, the whole world knows they are too stupid for a college education and that Olivia couldn’t even fill in the application form.

      • Montréalaise says:

        People magazine had an interesting online article on this – apparently both girls have always been average students at best, with no interest whatsoever in academics, but their parents kept pushing them to succeed in school and bragged about their non-existent achievements. I’ve seen this with other parents, who cannot accept their children as they are and instead try to turn them into something they’re not. The parents obviously wanted bright overachievers but instead they got a pair of vapid airheads.

      • Lucky says:

        We have friends that are like this with their kids. They wanted superstar over achievers but the kids are average good students. That wasn’t good enough for the mom so she invented “special needs” for both boys do they get extra help and she has an excuse why they are not getting scholarships. It really burns me because both my sons really do have special needs (both ASD one HF and one severe). Just accept you kids as they are assholes!!!

    • BuddyJack says:

      Please let’s not fail to recognize the schools responsibility in this. USC — which is completely complicit — suddenly in a fit of righteousness expels them? SMDH.

      This whole 💩 is twisted AF.

      • Hoot says:

        @Buddy Jack , + 1,000,000 and more.

        If you dig deep enough, what college, university, business (large or small), non-profit, for profit, whatever, doesn’t make an accommodation now and then? Thats the way of the world, as Earth, Wind and Fire sang (back in the 70s?):

        “That’s the way of the world,
        Plant your flower and you grow a pearl.
        Child is born with a heart of gold,
        Way of the world makes his heart so cold.”

  4. cannibell says:

    If that’s their definition of “bullying,” they don’t need college. They need a dictionary.

  5. SarSte says:

    Best conspiracy theory I read on twitter: Olivia ratted on her parents to the feds so she could finally drop out cuz… she doesn’t care about college. 😂

  6. Mia4s says:

    You can’t fire me, I quit! 🙄

    I think there are a lot of kids who will go this route though, quietly disappear rather than either fight expulsion or (where they didn’t know) face the humiliation.

    Since she’s not an “influencer” (🙄🙄🙄), I haven’t heard much about Huffman and Macy’s daughter. Did she actually get in to/go to a college? I’ve only heard about the faking the tests. ETA: Never mind, I just saw she was just now going through the application process. Which means across the board denial….and she supposedly didn’t know….ouch.

    • Esmom says:

      Yes and yes. I also wondered about Huffman and Macy’s daughter. I guess she’ll have to be fine with community college. Which I’ve always maintained is a really good route to take!

      • whatWHAT? says:

        community college IS a good route to take, esp if you don’t know what you want to study, or if you’re not sure you even want a “traditional” path of study as opposed to vocational training. people pooh-pooh that all the time, but vocational training like HVAC, plumbing, auto mechanics etc can lead to making very good money and having a steady career.

        four-year colleges are NOT for everyone and we, as a society, need to get away from the idea that a four-year degree from a standard liberal arts college is not the be-all and end-all of a good education. we have to stop thinking that some yobbo with a Hah-vahd degree who didn’t earn it is “better” than a person who studied to be an electrician.

      • Esmom says:

        ITA. Community colleges have so much to offer, including programs with direct pathways to four year degrees that are hard to get into. You get your required courses out of the way, save a ton of money and still graduate from a good university. Or you spend more time at the cc figuring out exactly what you want to do, and maybe going straight into a lucrative career. Seems pretty win-win to me.

        When my kids were little I was really hoping the stupid stigma around community college would not be a factor when they reached college age. Alas it hasn’t. I saw photos of my son’s class “tailgate” from last May, where all the kids wear t-shirts of the college they’ve decided on and I was so happy to see one girl proudly wearing a shirt from our local community college. Out of a class of 400, though, I really wished more kids would not be so reluctant to choose and own that choice.

      • BengalCat😻 says:

        Community College is a wonderful route to go! My bff had an excellent ACT score but went to a CC to figure out what she wanted to do. She went on to a prestigious college in Texas and grad school. I agree @whatWhat that society needs to stop looking down on other routes people take for education (and for people who don’t feel like college right for them). There are plenty of blue collar workers that make a lot more money than I ever will.

      • Hotsauceinmybag says:

        ITA regarding the community college vs four year college route.

        I went to a four year college and I loved it, but I was a PoliSci major and pre-law, knowing I never wanted to be a lawyer or go to law school (I just really, really like reading, haha). I’m now enrolled in a 10 month graphic design program at a legit vocational school, and it’s the best decision I ever made. At the end of my course I’ll graduate with a full portfolio, working knowledge of Adobe Creative software, and the chops to enter the design world. I’ve already learned so much and it’s awesome to see what little skills I have play out on my screen.

        I get some shade when I mention that it’s at a vocational school, but my cohort is diversely comprised of really clever, accomplished and curious people who work full time and pursue other hobbies when we’re not busy with work or school. I really hate the bad rap that community colleges and vocational schools get!

      • Rapunzel says:

        Community college prof chiming in with thanks for the CC love. I know my students by name, personally conference with them, and work hard to give them a good education. Most 4 yr. profs are overworked teaching assistants in grad school, lecturing to overcrowded halls. You can get a very good education in CC. I’ve sent students to UC Berkley, UC Davis, and Stanford, as well as USC and ASU. One student interned with NASA, and another worked at Pompeii for a summer in archeology. And my school is small, poor and badly run. But not one of my students needed to cheat for their success.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        Rapunzel, keep up the good work. You’re making a difference for people who need it. Good on you.

      • lucy2 says:

        The community college near me is GREAT! Their main campus is wonderful, they have little satellite campuses so people can go very locally, and they offer a lot of good courses.

      • Mary says:

        reppin De Anza Community College in California!!

        I attended for funsies as an adult but it is an awesome community college! I learned so much from all my professors there! It just enriched my soul!

    • Genessee says:

      Community Colleges are great but are really meant as vehicles for a 4 year (or help improve grades before a transfer or to save money which clearly isn’t the issue here). Huffman’s daughter’s grades weren’t bad. She could go to a Cal State or a lesser known UC if she wants to go straight to a 4 year.

      Or maybe an out of state private or public university online? Online-only 4 year BA’s from top schools ARE an available option these days. They aren’t all for-profits like the University of Phoenix.

      • GMonkey says:

        @Genesee: There are lots of programs at community colleges that are stand-alone. I went to community college for my Diagnostic Medical Imaging A.A.S. and went on to immediate licensing and employment. There are also vocational programs which offer complete programs in a specialized area like welding, paramedic training, etc.

    • noway says:

      Talk about not having any faith in your kid. If the kid didn’t know what was going on, and according to the FBI some didn’t, I do feel a bit bad for them. Take Felicity and William’s daughter, on her PSAT she scored in the low 1000′s. A year later with more school and prep the College board states statistically students scores rise 150-200 points, not all but average. If she had been in the average she would have score 1150-1200. That score is better than 75% of the people who take the test. Sure it might not have gotten her into the elites, but it would have gotten her into some good colleges. I was kind of hoping this fiasco would make people stop pining away for these so called elite ultra expensive schools which aren’t really much better, if any, than some less expensive colleges and community colleges. There’s a ton of studies on why the uber expensive colleges aren’t worth it. Not to mention sticker price on some of them is over $400,000 total. But all I hear are people complaining about how this takes someone else’s spot, like the person behind her isn’t a Jared Kushner type, okay legal but still. Now for the kid it’s probably too late to try for other colleges, cause her test scores are invalid. She get’s trolled on the internet as stupid and all other comments you can make which are mean, and she’s not stupid, her parent did a very stupid thing. Plus the amount of kids who think they are stupid cause they couldn’t get above 1200 on their SAT when they read these crazy comments. Just hoping the kid’s who didn’t know find great community college with wonderful teachers like the poster above who make them see education is not always about making more money. Which unfortunately seems to be where most people see it now.

  7. Kittycat says:

    “why did she have a Sephora contract in the first place?”

    A thousand times this question.

    I may have to clap the hustle of a person with famous parents being given a huge platform and sponsorships but I cant because its gross.

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      It IS gross, especially because of the hustle of so many young people who have at least as much ambition but run into barrier after barrier because they don’t have famous parents. Even more so when the non-famous, non-rich young people want an education so they can learn how to do something good for humanity — not sell sparkly gunk to impressionable tweens.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      with you there. every time her Sephora collection was mentioned, I was like “why does she have one?” I mean, I understand I’m old and out of touch, but I had NEVER heard of this person before the admissions scandal broke. I knew who Lori Loughlin was, but didn’t know she was married to the Mossimo guy or that she had kids.

      • Megan says:

        What what no one here had heard of her because we’re not a teenagers who watch YouTube videos and hang out on Instagram reading posts by someone SWF-ing Kylie Jenner.

      • CairinaCat says:

        I’m not a kid, far from it but I’m well versed on the YouTube beauty community. And this chick doesn’t even make a blip on the radar.

    • minx says:

      They’re gone now, but the comments on her Sephora page were hysterical after the story broke. Wish I’d done a screen capture.

      • Christin says:

        I discovered they won’t allow a buyer’s review sharing that a product caused a skin reaction, so good to know they also police comedic reviews. (Sarcasm)

    • noway says:

      Alright I honestly don’t get the influencer crap, and I kind of understand why her parents were so pushy for her to go to college so her occupation wouldn’t be influencer. They should have just stayed in the legal route though. I told my daughter Olivia Jade lost her sephora deal, she went to look to see about some clothesline she had which was also gone. She wanted to buy some, if it was on sale now. She said it was cute. She’s 16, and she knew who Olivia Jade was, so that is who they are selling too.

  8. Esmom says:

    Boo f%^&ing hoo.

    But bullying? Somehow I don’t think so. I’d guess her (former) USC classmates would relentlessly mock her behind her back but not really give her the time of day in person. Who has time for that? And being ignored would probably hurt her precious feelings even more than being “bullied.” At least that’s some kind of attention that she could twist into gaining sympathy.

    Also, interesting to hear the girls wanted to go to ASU, that it was good enough for them. This is all on their parents then. What utter douchebags.

    • Hoot says:

      “..interesting to hear the girls wanted to go to ASU, that it was good enough for them.”

      To me it sounds like THEY might not have been good enough for ASU, based upon their disinterest in higher education and apparently mediocre high school grades.

      Here in Arizona, ASU is known for more than just its (past, not sure about present) rep as #1 party college in America. “The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Arizona State University was 3.42 (unweighted) on the 4.0 scale, indicating that primarily B+ (or greater) students are accepted and ultimately attend. Scoring between 1190-1410 on the SAT and between 22-29 on the ACT” may get you admitted, according to various 2017 data sources.

      ASU also has Barrett, The Honors College, one of the top honors colleges in the nation. As of Sept., 2018, “Arizona State University is among the top producers of U.S. Fulbright student scholarship winners who will teach and study abroad next year. ASU is tied at fifth place in the nation with Yale University and University of California at Berkeley among research institutions. The Fulbright Program is one of the most prestigious awards programs worldwide.”

      My future daughter-in-law received her bachelors degree from ASU in 2014 and went on to get her doctorate at a California university. My point is, good students will excel wherever they attend, and poor students won’t – no matter HOW MUCH mom and dad want them to. And as this scandal proves, money can’t always buy everything.

  9. grabbyhands says:

    We need to rid the English language (or any language) of the term YouTube Influencer (or Instagram Influencer) because it rarely means anything good. Maybe if it has negative connotations people will quit aspiring towards it and we’ll stop rewarding it.

    They’re not worried about being bullied – this is just the first round of PR trying to turn people’s sentiment positive towards them instead of negative.

    • greenmonster says:

      Yes to all of this.

      This plain looking white girl made a career out of vanity and consumerism (like so many others) and never had any interest in education. Now they leave USC, a college they never should have attented in the first place, cry ‘we are afraid of bullying’ and we are supposed to fell pity? I can basically picture Lori Loughlin crying in an interview how people were so mean to her little babies. #waterproofmascara #lookingforasponsor

    • Erinn says:

      It’ll never dissuade people. It’s insane to think it would – they can make serious bank. Now – there are plenty of youtubers who genuinely have to slave away to make it anywhere who put more hours in than I ever have at my own job, but I suspect it’s not so much the case if your parents are famous. The burnout for this path is really high.

      The other thing is – it’s just never going to go away because it’s SO much cheaper for brands to pay an ‘influencer’ to do a review on their product than it is for classic marketing. You can reach a more targeted audience and you do it for a small fraction of the cost of running a commercial or print ad. So as long as it benefits big companies, it’s just not going to go away.

  10. AJ says:

    Mark my words. Within 2 years she will have her reality show, makeup line, and more endorsements. Hollywood loves a good comeback story and the younger and prettier you are the better. She will “distance” herself from her parents and talk about how hard it is for girls her age to live up to expectations. All she has to do now is wait. Luckily for her, her parents have lots of money so it will be a pretty comfortable wait.

    • ByTheSea says:

      Sadly, yes, this will happen. And her mother will likely make a comeback, too.

    • Roci says:

      Everybody keeps talking about how much money Lori and her husband have, but they had to put up their house as collateral for bail…maybe they are not as rich as they seem to be and it´s all for show, it happens with a lot of hollywood people, living large on credit cards and luxury rentals.

      • Jan90067 says:

        Rich “on paper” (real estate, investments, the business), cash poor though. Quite common in their set.

      • Originaltessa says:

        No, they’re rich as heck. They probably just have their money invested in such a way that their house is their most liquid asset. Stocks, trusts, hedge funds, commercial real estate, etc. are a lot harder to quantify and liquefy at a moments notice. Their house is obviously worth a lot. No one has 2million in a checking account. That’s ludicrous.

      • Also, of they committed tax fraud then all of their accounts have probably been seized by the IRS. So they wouldn’t have much access to any cash, and if they did, like money in a safe, that’d just be seized as well.

      • Lynne says:

        I agree because they only need to come up with 10 percent of the bail. The rest a bail bondsman fronts.
        They could dissolve some assets unless it is all real estate.

    • Sigh... says:

      Yup. Just wait and cry (LBR: tears of a young, pretty, white face still has great influence). She’s not articulate/bright/mature enough to have “real” remorse towards those she ultimately effected (those willing and able to attend USC) because when she attempted an apology for that now infamous “I don’t care” vid, she basically boiled the backlash down to ppl “attacking” her because she “grew up different.”

      But a couple of “First time seen in public since…” pics/photo ops of at least red/downtrodden eyes, NO STATEMENT UNLESS PR WRITTEN &/OR APPROVED, and her parents throwing themselves in front of this will get her going again. Ppl are already blaming her parents, age, etc for her absolute complicity, incl this “victim” narrative.

    • lucy2 says:

      Probably, but at least she won’t be taking up the place of an actually deserving college student.

  11. Enn says:

    If they spin this narrative to make themselves the victims I want a ticket to Mars.

    • greenmonster says:

      They will definitely try to spin this story. If it works and people feel sorry for them, I stand right behind you in the line of getting a ticket to Mars.

    • Naddie says:

      There are people in this thread doing it already. It’s a matter of time.

  12. mtam says:

    I heard Tresemme dropped her as well.

    • Chaine says:

      Idiotic sponsorship to begin with. she is so lacking in natural modeling ability she can’t even look at the Tresemme bottle properly and holding it like it’s poison 😂

      • mtam says:

        lol! To me it looks like she’s spraying herself in the face. She literally could not have sprayed it further from her hair in that picture.

      • Rose says:

        I was hoping someone would notice the way she holds the bottle. She’s awkwardly holding it with her knuckles. In the photo with the makeup, a shadow is covering half the product. She’s being paid to promote and she can’t do it properly. Nepotism got her this far. Let’s see what happen when she doesn’t have that.

      • Arpeggi says:

        Yeah, that picture makes me cackle whenever I see it (and I need a good laugh, today is so depressing!). This girl can’t figure how to hold a spray bottle, no wonder her parents had to cheat to get her into college!

  13. B n A fan says:

    I read the universities are going to drop all who are involved in this scam. I bet they did not drop out they were told to leave pronto. Also read they are about 800 kids who cheated to gain acceptance to these schools.

    • elimaeby says:

      This is most likely the case. I used to be on my college’s ethics board, and went to many hearings that led to students “withdrawing”. It’s basically a “leave or we’ll throw you out and you’ll have no chance of getting into any other school.” Lots of students “transferred” or “took a gap year”.

  14. Busy Bee says:

    By “leaving” now they are saving themselves the eventual humiliation of being kicked out. I also think it is important to note that prosecutors have not resulted out charging some of the “kids” in the scandal. Much of that I think will depend on the age of the child at the time of the crime and or ongoing deception.

    I would think in this case though any deal because you know there will be one cut by Loti and her husband will include provisions for their daughters not to be charged.

  15. Ariel says:

    The notion that criticism is bullying is very in fashion in our no fault society.
    There is a stark difference and real victims of real bullying have their claims made weaker by this Taylor Swift-esque bullshit.
    I’m this instance
    vicious bullying = justifiably criticizing

  16. Lenn says:

    I’k sure somewhere deep inside she is relieved to be out of there.

  17. Alexandria says:

    I think brands may put a clause that they can drop a spokesperson or influencer if they develop a bad image. Being a cheater and potential criminal is not exactly what brands need from them.

    Anyway she will be fine. She will have her own reality show and she has money anyway. College is needed for education and others, but not necessary to make money. These people are set for life unless they start spending more than they earn aka Tori Spelling.

  18. Lizzie says:

    i honestly hopes lori laughlin slaps her in the face with a mossimo flip flop.

  19. HK9 says:

    The girl is a wasteman.

  20. hogtowngooner says:

    OF COURSE they feel like they’re the victims. The entitlement of people who have given absolutely nothing to the world is just staggering.

    What bullying is: systemic, targeted, personal, relentless.

    What bullying is NOT: being criticized for your words and actions, facing consequences for those words and actions, being sad because something bad happened to you.

  21. Amy Tennant says:

    I’m actually sort of torn about this. I have a little sympathy–a tiny bit. Hear me out. It’s just because of their age. I was enjoying the schadenfreude of the comments on her instagram and Youtube, because she seems like a spoiled, rich, vapid, shallow, cheating Mean Girl who is breathtakingly ungrateful for the advantages she had been given in life. And maybe all this is true. She’s still a teenager though, and I can imagine it’s pretty horrible to be a laughingstock or worse on the Internet and read cruel comments about oneself at that age.
    Actually, I know it is, from personal experience with one.
    That said, I’m not bleeding too much for her, because I thought the same thing. This is the start of her reality career. She didn’t want to be in college anyway. And there are kids (adults?) her age serving in the armed forces right now, so she’s not that much of a child, although she’s very sheltered. There are 18-year-olds on trial for crimes being charged as adults. And she was complicit in this, even though it was her parents’ idea. I’m more angry with the parents.
    She’s doing the smart thing to drop out. She was probably begging for an excuse anyway, since she begged her parents to let her drop out of high school! Her life would have been a living hell at that school had she returned, and not just from students.
    I imagine Amazon will drop her, and many of her other sponsorships will since they were targeted toward “the college student.”

    Edited: Just saw she is now 19, not 18. 19, from my memory, was the absolute dumbest age.

    • Hunter says:

      I get what you’re saying, but this young barely-adult princess is old enough to start facing the reality of action begets consequence. In the real world we start learning that as children, that what we do has consequences. It is pitiful that she has to learn later in life in front of the world in a humiliating way, but it could turn out to be the best that’s happened to her and she could learn a huge lesson, or it will just expose what kind of person she really is. I’m okay with the anger directed at her. It’s justified. She needs to know that what she and/or her parents did was wrong and hurtful and that it comes with huge consequences.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        yeah, I can’t feel too much sympathy for this young woman. she put herself out there, WANTING attention. via Insta or YouTube, she is ASKING for attention. sure, she wants positive attention, but when you put yourself in front of the world and say “LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME!”, you have to risk that you’ll get negative attention too.

        and as you said, it’s too bad she has to learn NOW, this late in life, that actions have consequences (I blame her parents for that part; the old “affluenza”) but still, she chose to go along with the shenanigans and now she has to face the consequences for that.

      • Amy Tennant says:

        You have a really good point. She did put herself out there as a public figure. That is different from the case of the 18-year-old I know personally who went through something similar.

        I don’t feel TOO bad, but I have this empathy thing that’s out of control sometimes. ;) This is one of those crossroads moments, and they can either become better people because of it, or worse. I’m not holding my breath for better, but I hope they get some wise counsel and learn something from all of this. They are young, but they are adults and should take responsibility for their actions. I haven’t seen any remorse or acknowledgement that what they did was wrong. I’m hoping for that.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        Amy Tennant, it’s a GOOD thing that you have a lot of empathy for people. DON’T CHANGE!

        agree on the “crossroads moment”. I REALLY hope she learns from this but, based on her actions, I also have my doubts. I suspect her parents, as they’ve clearly done in the past, will coddle her and reinforce the idea that “oh, poor baby none of this is YOUR fault, Mommy and Daddy will take care of it! Please forgive us!” yadda yadda.

    • Jamie says:

      There’s a vast difference between being the target of cruel comments because of factors like race, weight, religion, sexual orientation, or looks – something that millions of kids have to endure at that age – and being the laughingstock as a result of your own selfish actions.
      The former is worth sympathy. The latter isn’t.

      • Amy Tennant says:

        True, Jamie, very true. Although some people have disparaged her looks as well. Although if the worst anyone said about my looks were “plain” and “average” and “nothing special,” I wouldn’t cry my eyes out (personally, I think both girls have the benefit of some nice genes). And you could make the argument that she made her looks her public platform and thus they were also fair game for comment. Making fun of her intellect is also something that has happened, but it’s directly related to the topic unfortunately. I agree with you.

        Bullying is probably not the right word. But they would have been hounded and harassed. I don’t doubt that they are already the subject of online harassment that, to a large extent, is reaping what they and their family sowed. Now, I think they are going to be fine. Money and fame has shielded them, and will probably continue to shield them. They’ll probably end up as celebutantes anyway.

    • Raina says:

      AMY You shouldn’t even have to say “hear me out” because it’s YOUR opinion and you’re entitled to it.
      Now in MY opinion, obviously because who else’s would it be, you are absolutely correct.
      These girls (not women yet, over 18 or not) grew up a product of their environment and genetics. Period. Is that to say they are blameless? No. They understood enough. At the same time, it was clear at least one of them did not aspire to go to college. The PARENTS were competitive and underhanded whilst the girls followed by example. No one believed in their entirely self absorbed little world that they would get caught. I also think that, to some degree, no one believed what they did was that wrong.
      The government wants it’s cut and states what they did was illegal.
      I say what they did was effing immoral. That’s so much worse.
      Kids are vying for scholarships and opportunities and get NO chance. These girls would have been fine either way.

      I will say, however, you are born in to what you are born in to. Your life, at the beginning, is usually dictated by what you know. Not EVERY time, but often enough. These girls did not consider that they were possibly taking someone else’s spot who deserved it or, if they did, they went along with their parents who SHOULD have known better.
      As a mom, of course I want my kid to succeed and do his best. Naturally. Had I had the means, I would do everything in my power to get him a great education via a tutor if be needed one or whatever program I could find. But I’m aware enough to know I would never force him to go to college, cheat his way in or take any other child’s opportunity away. Never. That’s not me being sanctimonious; that’s just basic decency.
      AND, had I the means, I’d do a lot of work with whatever school he got accepted into FAIRLY by his own merit and support where my kid is going. I’d want the school to have any extra funding, sure. Why wouldn’t I.
      Above board.
      Greed can get insidiously insulated; the more the wealth and separation from consequences, the more the moral lines get blurred for some. Too many.
      I would not care about jail time for these parents because what’s the point and taxpayers still pay, ironically. Let these parents fund the amount they bribed with for kids who can’t afford college but are accepted
      Let them pay back society morally.

    • noway says:

      I like all of these comments!!! It’s nice to see a bit of empathy on here. Also, bullied isn’t the correct word, but the girls would be harassed at school. I mean just read her comments on instagram a lot were crass. Obviously, a lot of people do believe two wrongs make a right, as they are using it to justify some of the comments, not so much on here, but on other sites.

      My guess is the girls knew and realized they would be kicked out so they left too. Honestly, I hope they did know. Cause having your parents lie to you like that is really kind of sucky!

    • Hunnybe says:

      Zero sympathy for her.

      She was a willing participant in this fraud.
      There are kids dead (Travon Martin) that didn’t commit a crime but people have a bleeding heart for this criminal

      Sounds about white.

      • Raina says:

        In my family and friend world, no one has a bleeding heart for these girls. Nor their parents. Stating facts that kids of all races and religion are usually a product of their environment is not a bleeding heart; it’s fact.
        This world is so morally effed up at this point that it’s making everyone dizzy and angry, understandably. We have a “leader ” who promotes violence and separatism and a government who allows it.
        I think the only way to rise above what is sickeningly becoming the hatred norm is to live your life and teach your kids a different way. I grew up in Hell, but I didn’t allow it to make me OF it. I went my own way Thank God. Some of these kids dont know HOW to do that. Nor the adults supposedly in charge. But the kids, we should focus on them because they represent what will be in the future. To teach them hate will continue to destroy. Let’s meet ignorance with a certain degree of compassion.
        And, if that doesn’t work, by all means kick some azz.

  22. Deanne says:

    Aw, poor babies. Justified criticism isn’t bullying and the fact that are tying to play victim shows exactly how entitled they are. Their parents raised two individuals with very poor character. I notice that neither of these two spoiled brats has said that they are sorry for knowingly taking part in this scam. They just feel victimized because they were caught.

  23. AnnaKist says:

    What gall they have. No thoughts that thy were doing the wrong thing to start with, no consideration for the places they stole from hard-working, deserving students, oh no. But now that they got busted and might be “bullied” by people showing them up for what they actually are, awww, the poor little flowers run off and hide. No sympathy whatsoever, because they’ll most likely sit at home preening, pouting, posing and honing their vapidity, before togging up and buggering off with their rich friends to “party”, which they could easily have done without going to university. Idiots.

  24. Christin says:

    And the PR spin begins.

  25. adastraperaspera says:

    Good riddance!

  26. Who ARE These People? says:

    So help me out. ASU>USC for partying but USC>ASU for academics? This is some Grade A hairsplitting, apparently the only A grades anyone in that family could earn.

    Parents that vapid were only going to raise children that vapid.

  27. Michelle says:

    Just asking here, and I’m not even trying to condone what all of them have done but is this much different than athletes getting into schools just for their talent and not their academics? Isn’t that lying too? I live less than an hour away from two powerhouse basketball schools and there is no way some of these players can have the honest academics to get accepted. Isn’t that lying, cheating, and stealing as well?

    • Hermione says:

      Yes it is. Just like donating a building so your kid can get into college. Thing is as long as student athletes bring big money into schools and the NCAA it will continue.

    • Originaltessa says:

      Eh, I see it differently. Student athletes bring a skill, a talent to the University. Just like a kid who is exceptional in math, they do something, and they do it very well. Yes, it’s not academic, but it’s a skill set that sets them apart from other kids and makes them special. Olivia? She has nothing to offer at all. No reason to be there.

      • BeanieBean says:

        But the exceptional mathematician doesn’t get the big bucks scholarships that the talented basketball player gets.

      • Hoot says:

        @BeanieBean: The outstanding math student can indeed get a big scholarship and college paid for without having to give up their body to injuries incurred on a college sports team. In the future they will be able to get out of bed each morning without first spending 30 minutes stretching in order move. The outstanding mathematician can pursue their passion after graduation, while most college athletes will not go beyond their college athletic career to pursue their passion. Hopefully they have also been good students, or sought out tutoring, in order to earn their degree so there will exist some options for them after college. But make no mistake, athletes are used by these colleges and universities in every way.

      • Bee says:

        This is not meant as a brag, just info, but my son actually got a scholarship (not a full ride but around $10K) to several schools based just on his math and science scores on the ACT. And he’s not playing any sports unless you count beer pong. 🤪 🍺

    • perplexed says:

      If everybody knows you got in on talent instead of academics, I don’t think an actual lie is involved. Is it fair? No. But some level of awareness about how that particular student got it is there. I don’t think it’s lying if everybody knows how you got in. People probably talk about it behind the students’ backs.

      Here, these students were pretending to be athletes with good SAT scores. Pretending to be a rower on a team isn’t something I knew that you could actually do.

    • Peanutbuttr says:

      Colleges are explicit that they look at other factors besides academics. It’s all under the vague umbrella of “those who can make positive contributions to the institution”. And having a popular sports team brings positive perceptions and increased applications.I mean, nobody believes Allen Iverson had any business going to Georgetown except to play basketball.

  28. Hermione says:

    She had advantages most of us in life will never have. Now she’s crying in her cornflakes cause “mean people are saying bad things about me.” Oh boo hoo. Suck it up and deal with it…..the rest of us have to.

    Legacy + Bribery = Affirmative Action for the 1%

    • Mary says:

      If the 1% cannot figure out how to get into college ethically/legally with all the freaking advantages and privilege they have had since birth …then SMH

  29. Valerie says:

    It’s not like they want to be there, anyway,

  30. Lady Keller says:

    I just woke up. I’m sick today. But I’m going to start the day on a positive note. I truly hope this humbling experience causes these girls to grow and mature. I hope they stop to reflect on how they have been living their lives. Their mother is possibly going to jail for trying to get them into school because they were too lazy to do it for themselves. I have the feeling they dont care about many people but I’m sure losing their mom will hurt.

    I have a few people in my life who have hit rock bottom and climbed their way back up and they say years later that they were grateful for the struggle. It was only once they truly had nothing left that they realized what was most important. I’m not trying to be malicious but I hope Olivia loses all her sponsors and followers. She needs to start fresh and hopefully she will come out of it a better person.

  31. Feeshalori says:

    Oh, boo-hoo, cry me a river. If these girls were admitted on fake athletic scholarships – crew, wasn’t it? – wouldn’t it have been suspicious a long time ago if they were never involved in said sports activities? Especially if Olivia picked up nothing heavier than a makeup brush rather than an oar. That should have been flagged back then, IMO.

    • Jan90067 says:

      They got in to be ON THE TEAM, but NOT on a scholarship. If it was the mater of scholarship, the minute they didn’t show up for practice, they’d’ve Had the scholarship revoked. Being ON the team helped get them in, but as no scholarship, no forced practice…more of a ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (and of course, the coaches were bribed to not follow up)

      • Feeshalori says:

        Jan, thanks for clarifying that. It would have been egregious if that was overlooked. But even if space was allotted for them on the team, I’d think their absence would have been noted. But obviously it wasn’t an issue.

  32. Adrien says:

    Pay the student loans of low income people then maybe we’re good. She doesn’t want to go to college anyway.

    • GMonkey says:

      Agree. An actually good PR move which might genuinely teach a lesson would be for the sisters to get jobs at Del Taco, share a modest apartment, and go to school part-time for 6 years to get their degrees.

  33. Chef Grace says:

    As we say in the south, well bless their hearts.
    This is not about bullying. This isn’t about education.
    This is about prestige as in Look at MY kids. They got into X university. Now am I a great mom or what? Vapid and ignorant woman. Lazy way to raise your kids. Letting the internet teach them.
    All these two silly girls want is to party. What a waste. Let them do the thing they do best, social media.

    • Lynne says:

      Yes…..and it shows what the parents think of the worth of a university education. Not for learning but for bragging rights. Oh….your kids are in community college?….See what we produced….USC caliber children.

  34. Desolee says:

    That’s a great PR move and especially because they did it before the school kicked them out. Their pr pro or manager knows what he/she is doing

  35. Jay says:

    Not sure why she had a palette either – girl can’t blend makeup for crap!

  36. Annabel says:

    Does anyone know if someone her age can be indicted for racketeering?

  37. Other Renee says:

    These girls are products of how they were raised, with no real moral compass or compassion for others. Lying and cheating were obviously acceptable to the parents and they passed that onto their daughters. Without decent values, of course they turned out this way.

  38. me says:

    She’s a pretty, slim, White girl. She’ll be fine. She didn’t want to be in school anyways. The fact her social media numbers INCREASED after this scandal proves how f*cked up society is. How did she even become an influencer in the first place? Did mommy/daddy buy her some fake followers to make it seem like she’s “popular” and therefore worthy of sponsors?

  39. Other Renee says:

    Re her IG followers, the numbers may have increased temporarily in the way that people can’t resist staring at an accident. They want to see what happens to her. Without all the endorsements etc., her brand will fail. These followers may not bother to actually unfollow or whatever it is they do. But she’ll just get replaced by the vapid teenage daughter of some other hustling Hollywood B or C list parents.

  40. Raina says:

    Any one know why only one daughter is focused on more than the other? Kind of odd….

    • Mia4s says:

      The one who is being focused on was the one with the endorsement deals and far more social media followers. She’s also the one who made the public statement in a video to over a million followers that’s she didn’t really care about school…even as she collected endorsements for student targeted products. She’s made a lot of money off of this fraud and chose to be a public figure.

      • Raina says:

        MIA, I figured that, but often ALL the kids are involved someway equally. Out of curiosity, I wonder what the oldest sister thought about attending school. It’s clear the younger one didn’t want to as I’ve stated in my post above.
        These parents seemed determined to live their life vicariously through their children.
        Kind of like some pageant parents I’ve seen
        It’s a shame if any of these kids wanted an education eventually because that won’t really happen now. Or the kids who missed their chance. I maintain that the parents should pay the tuition for kids who could have gotten in that year and couldn’t afford it. I want to see the money go to the right place, not jail time or lawyers. I’m practical and like solutions more than vindictive penalties that benefit no one. This is a stain that will never fully leave these families, trust me.

        Also, its crazy cakes how these Republicans with dirty hands jumped all over this lol. To think Orange Jr. Had the nerve to comment shows how stupid he is as usual. His own orange bone spurs daddy can’t form a complete sentence and none of these bitches got into college fairly. They’d be turned down by an elite nursery school: there would,be no waiting list, just nope.
        Orange Jr. couldn’t even stop pissing himself the entire 4 years he cheated through college. He urinated like a dog on everything and everyone. He should be Yellow Jr.

      • Mary says:

        I dont feel sorry for her. She courted fame and attention, and she sure got it now.

        This overwhelming need for fame and online attention by this generation is sickening.

        All that glitters is not gold

  41. Sandra says:

    This really blew up in everyone’s face – they paid HALF A MILLION DOLLARS to tank their reputations, their careers, their daughter’s reputations, and their daughters already lucrative careers, all to do something the girls didn’t want to do in the first place. Talk about money NOT well spent.

  42. HeyThere! says:

    I can’t believe I had no idea this human was living and she had alllll these contracts with different companies?!?! **shurgs**

    The comments on her instagram(I don’t follow her but went over to check out the comments) are brutal, as they sparked a lot in normal people who have had to actually try and often fail, to get into their top choice school. I would in fact be scared to leave my home if I was her. I’m not saying this because I think what she did wasn’t terrible but people are telling her to go kill herself basically. That’s not okay. Some of the comments have been hilarious though. These comments aren’t mean but just calling her out on the truth of the matter. Hope she has a good therapist but I’m sure she doesn’t think she did anything wrong so🙄🤷‍♀️

  43. CatWomen says:

    This situation touches on so many social areas it makes a great news story. The status associated with going to college is unbelievable and as a parent I had two ADHD students . These two struggled to complete high school. When you have to go to the local community college they start you off 0n remedial areas which are a struggle. I paid for Tudors and SAT prep, out of pocket Psychologists doctors. We requested extra time on SAT and was denied. Where as my own college experience in the 80s was so much easier and 300$ a semester, I just wrote papers, and got paid to write papers for students who were partiers . This is really about the parents pushing kids who don’t belong in College to avoid the “loser” stigma that goes with not getting a college degree. But society puts such pressure on people to get an college eduction that most jobs don’t require . One of mine took 6 years to finish college and the other dropped out and had many opportunities through his father and access to well paying jobs , so there wasn’t any value in sending him to college as he didn’t have the motivation to do the work. This girl seems like she wants to be Kylie 2 but her Mom has her own ideas.Colleges place too much emphasis on test scores and individual drive motivation to succeed needs to factor in . If you listen to Jorden Peterson college professors are pretty much in agreement this generation of students lack backbone and they are the first generation to grow up with 24/7 internet. This issue touches everybody .

    • noway says:

      The thing which bothers me about this is not these girls and the famous moms but the system. I understand it’s funny wholesome Aunt Becky is a cheat, and to others it just makes them piping mad, but the whole system sucks and we can’t change crappy people, but we could make the system better. Your child had a documented need to have more time, and you couldn’t get it. I gave up trying to get more time for my kid cause the process was too complicated, even though my kid threw up during the test because of anxiety. Yet this rich celebrity kid and a lot of others got extra time. How did that happen? Let’s try to change that. Why not look and make sure the athletic commits really have played and look at each team at the beginning of the season. Georgetown did after a few years and fired the tennis coach who did this, before this all came out. Just tell everyone you are going to accept a certain percentage as full pay people and high end donors, cause you need the money to fund the others. Be more transparant about your process. What percentage is school grades, test scores, extra curricular, community service, and the application? You know they have a matrix to begin with. This way a student can decide if they really want to pay the application fee and spend the time applying.

      • betsyh says:

        Yes to everything you wrote noway, and in addition THE COLLEGE GRAVY TRAIN NEEDS TO BE TRANSPARENT. How far does the corruption extend in colleges? Why is college tuition so expensive–where does it go? Why do administrators make so much money?

      • Mary says:

        betsy, i sell k – 12 educational software and even at the k – 12 level the pay for administrators is insane. I met with a Superintendent of small district in a very poor area of my state (farmland with lots of migrant workers) and she walked in with designer clothes and a louis vutton bag. They make well over $200K a year.

        If I would have known this, I would have gone into school administration!

  44. lucy2 says:

    Glad Sephora dropped her – now can they drop Kat Von D? Seriously, how is she still affiliated with them?

    They absolutely should drop out, and had they any sense, they’d do it and say “we don’t deserve to be here”. Instead, bullying? Please.

  45. Pandy says:

    Tempest in a teapot. These kids will ALL make out just fine, their rich parents will ensure that.
    And bet on an apology “tour” of sorts to capitalize on their newfound notoriety!

  46. Veronica S. says:

    Lol “bullying.” Whatever you need to say to save face, dipshit.

  47. staceyP. says:

    I’m curious, if the kids were aware of the ‘scam’ as in they were active participants in the crime being committed, shouldn’t they be charged criminally as well?

  48. Izzy says:

    Bullying? How about “you shouldn’t have been there to begin with”?

  49. Mickey44 says:

    I didn’t feel bad for the parents I feel bad for the kids. Clearly this wasn’t her idea it was her parents and now all this is happening the kids are the most affected

    • Mary says:

      I do and don’t. I think the parents really screwed over their kids but I also think the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Her children shoulder some responsibility here, although not as much as her parents.

      Her kids were in on the cheating scam, they didn’t HAVE to go through with this but they did and they certainly did not need to perpetuate the scam every day since. These young women are 18 years old and really need to re-evaluate their moral compass. Its not like their parents put a gun to their heads.

      When do we stop babying and making excuses for this generation? At what point do we stop giving them free passes for being entitled jerks to society?

      they could have applied somewhere else, got a JOB heaven forbid!, used their “influencer” money to do ANYTHING else. Many teenagers get by with far less, choose their own college and finance it themselves.

  50. delorb says:

    I checked out her YouTube page and she is being savaged. So she’s telling the truth about being bullied. I think plenty of people are coming for her on her Instagram page as well. Do they deserve it? Probably. Is it bullying? Yep.

    • S says:

      Ha, ha…No.

      “Bullying” is the powerful preying on the powerless. The popular, picking on the different and awkward. Getting dragged for being a total fraud isn’t bullying; It’s karma. Dropping out is just another way for these entitled brats to avoid consequences.

    • Mary says:

      Bullying or backlash from the public? Bernie Madoff probably gets hate mail in jail too but would we call that bullying?

      Bullying implies she is a vulnerable victim and she is not. She is a privileged affluent young woman who has used that as weapon against others to get ahead. She victimized another child out there by stealing a spot at USC she didn’t deserve. While she may not be charged with a crime, she knowingly participated in a felony fraud scheme that benefited her. She is not innocent here! I really have a hard time feeling sorry for her!

    • Veronica S. says:

      *shrugs* She could easily turn off comments on Facebook and Instagram. The argument is crying foul because she damn well knows she’ll be fine in the long run. Hence my complete lack of sympathy. This girl isn’t like some of the other kids involved where their complicity in question. She knew they were lying and engaged in the fraud first-hand by posing for rowing pictures. Her ethics are as poor as her parents.

  51. S says:

    As a mom of school-age kids I can attest that the term “bullying” is EVERYWHERE in education. My 4th grader is constantly telling me I’m “bullying” him when I ask him to do something he doesn’t want to do. My answer is always: “You keep using that word, but I don’t think it means what you think it means.”

  52. Christin says:

    Now DM is reporting that a game show outcome was allegedly rigged (refilmed) so that she could win.

    I’m waiting for more information on her followers and whether those were purchased. Sounds like this family is a win or be best at all costs.

    • Veronica S. says:

      A game show where the prize was a $5K donation to a CHARITY of all things. She cheated on a CHARITY EVENT.

      I am cackling. My god, this dumb broad is something else.

  53. holly hobby says:

    Wow reading her Instagram comments make my eyes bleed! She sounds dumb as a post all right. Cannot spell out a word? What is that? No wonder why she can’t fill out the USC application. She’d have to spell it all out in complete sentences!

    Tresamme also dropped her.

    It’s not bullying if people are citing facts. They just don’t want the big “expelled” labeled in their file. I’m sure the folks negotiated an easy out for the brats.

    Why not U of A Mossimo? You wouldn’t be in this pickle if you let them go there.

  54. Charfromdarock says:

    They are totally going to end up on a reality show.

    Admission cheating is the new sex tape.

  55. jay says:

    The same professional writers that did their applications and entrance exams and all their essays will do their contrived “apology” statements and revamp their brands. On and on it goes til they’re running for f*cking president.

    • Mary says:

      oh my god please no no no no

      but yes this is a possibility considering who our president is

  56. Alyse says:

    Finally figured out who she reminds me of…. a super basic version of Kaia Gerber mixed with Ariana Grande

    Like pretty, but not at all memorable

  57. isabelle says:

    So shocked that a kid raised to be spoiled and entitled is acting spoiled and entitled. This is why we have awful spoiled people in the world because of bad parents. One of the absolute worst things you can do to a child is raise them in a spoiled entitled environment without obstacles and without any responsibility. Give them responsibility and a “job”. Stopping spoiling your kids and turning them into brats. This leads to the Trumps of the world.

  58. Clementine says:

    “Bullying” has a very specific definition in the school community.

    I doubt that USC students wanting nothing to do with a liar, cheat, and thief meet the criteria.

  59. NWRose says:

    Lol. Go cry us a river.

  60. Taya says:

    So apparently the dad is a trumpster who complains about people not carrying their weight.

  61. A Fan says:

    I would venture to guess neither of these girls has had to deal with much rejection in their lives. The school of hard knocks is now their current enrollment.

    [*Life lessons.*]

  62. Dako says:

    The trouble with living by social media, is that you can die by social media and it is a swift and brutal virtual death. Suddenly finding themselves social outcasts, not trained to do anything meaningful other than make YouTube and Instabore posts about makeup, fashion and parties, what does one do when one is suddenly a national social pariah? Watch TV at mom’s house and cry, I guess. A charmed life, not so charming any more.

  63. B says:

    OK “OliviaVictim.” Grow up and see real life.

  64. Deering says:

    “The question in my mind isn’t “why did Sephora drop her?” but “why did she have a Sephora contract in the first place?”

    _Thank_ you. She’s hardly the second coming of Coco Chanel, to put it mildly. What was so great about her influencing that made her worth throwing these sponsorships at her?