Olivia Jade Giannulli: ‘I don’t want pity. I don’t deserve pity. We messed up’

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I really, really think it was a bad choice for Olivia Jade Giannulli to give her first interview to Red Table Talk, the Facebook interview show hosted and started by Jada Pinkett Smith. My guess is that Olivia chose Jada because A) RTT gets a lot of attention whenever they do a big interview B) Olivia has probably watched RTT more than, say, Dateline or 20/20 or one of the network morning shows and C) because Jada is not a real journalist and Olivia figured Jada wouldn’t press her on certain subjects. But really, this is just a bad fit all-around. Before the interview even started, Jada, Willow Smith and Jada’s mom Adrienne Banfield-Jones discussed why they were doing this:

I understand what Adrienne is saying and I agree that it takes a mountain of white privilege to come to Red Table Talk for sympathy after you and your parents scammed the college admissions process and did many crimes. That being said, there’s literally no rule that Jada, Adrienne and Willow *had* to be sympathetic. Anyway, here are some highlights from the interview:

Some of what Olivia said in the interview reminds me of some of the offhand confessions she made on her YouTube channel before her family imploded, namely that she didn’t even want to go to college and her parents were pretty much making her, and that she had a thriving influencer business, so why would she need to go to college? And on that… I mean, I don’t feel sorry for her, but just think of how different everything would have been if Lori and Mossimo were like “college isn’t for everyone, but take some business classes at a community college, you’ll need that for your influencer work.” I understand her perspective a little bit of being a very sheltered, very privileged girl in Bel Air with two insane helicopter parents. She’s right, she’s not a victim. But I think she’s beginning to realize that she got caught up in her parents’ crimes too. And I’m sort of laughing at how blase she is about both her parents being in prison right now. She’s like “yeah, whatever, it will be a good learning experience for them.” LMAO. Other quotes:

A second chance: “What’s so important to me is to now learn from the mistake, not to now be shamed, and punished, and never given a second chance. I’m 21 — I feel like I deserve a second chance, to redeem myself, to show I’ve grown. I’m not trying to victimize myself. 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.’

Leaving USC: “When I got home I just felt so ashamed. I never went back [to school], I was too embarrassed. I shouldn’t have been there in the first place, clearly, so there was no point in me trying to go back.

She was too privileged to understand what was wrong: “When all this first happened and it became public, I remember thinking ‘how are people mad about this?’ In the bubble I grew up in, I didn’t know so much outside of it. And a lot of kids in that bubble, their parents were donating to schools and doing stuff … So many advantages. A huge part of having privilege is not knowing you have privilege. So when it was happening, it didn’t feel wrong.” Though she now considers herself “like the poster child of white privilege,” she’s embarrassed that it took a scandal of this magnitude to lead her to realize it.

She doesn’t like her new persona: “The picture that has been painted of me is not who I am. I understand why people are angry and I understand why people say hurtful things. I would too if I wasn’t in my boat. I think I had to go through the backlash, because when you read it you realize that there’s some truth to it.”

[From InStyle]

It’s not for me to say whether or not Olivia deserves a second chance or whether she’ll get a second chance. She indicated that she’s going to try to go back to being a YouTuber, but maybe do less about makeup and more about social justice or something. Which… I mean… well. I’m still not sure why Olivia decided that Red Table Talk was the platform for her, but I guess it’s probably more to do with her generation and her audience.

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  1. Southern Fried says:

    Ick all around. Including Red Table, every bit as authentic as that young woman and her family/friends.

  2. Sarah says:

    I can’t get over how awful the wallpaper is in those selfies.

    • Southern Fried says:

      Fancy pink sperm

    • Godwina says:

      I’m torn between loathing it and loving it.

      • Honora says:

        I like the overall effect (and the Colors!) but when you stare at the things they’re random and weird lol

    • Ronaldinho says:

      Or how horrible and overdone those fillers are. She was perfectly lovely prior to them.
      I feel really old when I see young people doing this

    • FHMom says:

      I just binge watched Gossip Girl, and I was struck by all the bad wall paper. I’m guessing it was in vogue among the trendy about 10 or so years ago because the upper East side apartments on the show were supposed to belong to the super rich.. It hasn’t aged well at all.

    • LahdidahBaby says:

      Same here. It looks like an orgy of pink whales.

  3. OriginalLala says:

    Give her a month and she will be back to being an “influencer” posting about makeup. She is a yet another super entitled, super priviledged basic b*tch making millions on social media while offering nothing new, interesting, original or unique to the world.

    • Desert Lizard says:

      This. Exactly this. She regrets nothing and has no understanding. She’s saving herself, doing what she has been told to do. She and her sister were part of the scam, posing for Crew pics. They knew and went along with it all the while she was posting about how much she didn’t want to go to school and it wasn’t important to her. All she cared about was her influencer career. I wish someone who was denied admission to make room for these girls would sue the Giannullis for big bucks. Spoiled, privileged brat with neither understanding nor care that deserving people were cheated bc there is no one more deserving than her.

  4. Sam the Pink says:

    Nah. Nah.

    I would have empathy for her if her parents had done this behind her back (which did happen to some of the kids involved). If she thought she legit got into USC on the merits and now knows she did not, and struggling with that. But she knew – she posed for fake photos knowing they were fake. That is not “my parents made a big donation to grease the wheels” thing – that is a “we actively deceived the school” thing. She was party to the deception, and I also have no doubt that her parents’ plea deal probably involves something about not prosecuting the children.

    At no point during that interview did I hear her own her own wrongdoings and apologize directly. Everything was in the passive voice or euphemisms. She is still trying to play down what she and her parents did and make it seem like it was some misguided sense of love that caused it. And Jada’s mom was holding all that back, you could tell.

    • Elizabeth says:

      This comment — “What’s so important to me is to now learn from the mistake, not to now be shamed, and punished, and never given a second chance.” Right there you can see that she doesn’t even want to endure public shaming or any punishment, because she STILL doesn’t think she deserves punishment or even shame. She STILL doesn’t have the capacity for empathy.

      Her parents (dad at least) are Trumpers so let’s all guess how she was raised, but now she’s an adult and responsible for her own choices. I personally think the feds clearly erred in not prosecuting her. And I think this must be Ivanka’s exact attitude about her family and her participation in crime.

      • Mac says:

        Having your photo taken isn’t a crime. Making a $500,000 contribution to a fake charity and then writing it off on your taxes is.

      • MissMarierose says:

        Exactly. That’s why I didn’t find it funny that Olivia was so blase about her parents going to prison. Because THAT is white privilege.
        She knows damn well that – unlike for most people – going to prison will not ruin their lives. They still have their money. They’ll get jobs in the same industry when they get out.
        And we all know they didn’t go to a regular prison, more like a Club Fed.

        That’s why I completely agree with Adrienne. She was spot on in her comments.

      • Sam the Pink says:

        Mac: Having your photo taken is a crime is it is done as part of a conspiracy to commit fraud – which, uh, this particular pic definitely was. That’s, uh, the whole point of fraud laws.

      • Mac says:

        @Sam The crime was mail and wire fraud. That’s uh, why the children weren’t culpable. It’s wasn’t, uh, their money and they, uh, didn’t move it.

      • Sam the Pink says:

        Mac: those were the charges – against the parents. The way the legal system works is that different people can be charged for different things, depending on what they, uh, actually do. Olivia could have been charged with conspiracy if the feds had desired to do so. The fact that they did not does not mean no crime was committed, it means they declined to charge (most likely to induce the parents to plead).

      • Mac says:

        @Sam She was a minor when the photo was taken and we have no idea how much her parents told her about what they were doing. Perhaps she wasn’t charged with a crime because she didn’t commit one. That’s, uh, also how the law works.

      • Sam the Pink says:

        Mac: if you’re new here, then maybe you don’t know that I have, uh, an actual law degree, so I am probably better versed in this than you. Facts:

        1.) Her age is immaterial. A minor can be charged as an adult in all US jurisdictions, provided they can form the essential mens rea (mindset) to commit the crime. So, swing and a miss there.

        2.) She knew what she was doing. She was never on a crew team, did not try out for or ever join at USC. What conclusion could be drawn from posing for a series of photos representing yourself as a crew member if you had never played the sport not had any aspirations to ever play it? Did she think it was for fun? So, strike two,

        3.) And finally, your contention that she “just went along with her parents” is laughable, because, well, that is not now, nor has it ever been, an excuse to law breaking. Her only defenses could be that 1.) she did not know her actions were in furtherance of a conspiracy to defraud USC, which is, like I said, kind of laughable because there is no realistic alternative or 2.) that she was threatened and coerced by her parents, which there isn’t any evidence of (and if that were the case, I think she’s say it). So…yeah. Strike 3.

        (also, its worth noting that technically, as long as she remained at USC, the fraud was ongoing and since she was 18 then, the crime would absolutely attached to her as an adult – should mention that too ;) )

    • Esmom says:

      This, exactly. She did not come clean at all.

  5. D says:

    I feel like Adrienne encapsulated the whole thing well when she said with or without her on the show Olivia Jade would be fine. Plus I’m not sure what repercussions she even “reaped”, seems like she is still placing blame just on her parents instead of her part in it. She did know more about it then her sister and posed for the rowing photos.

  6. Noki says:

    Yeah i was like sure go to the show with the forgiving black women,but I am actually glad Adrienne was literally like ‘child please.’ I hope she did learn something and not the amnesia lessons these controversy making influencers make just to rinse and repeat.

  7. Courtney B says:

    I do have some empathy like i said on an earlier Trump post. I have sympathy for trump as a child in an abusive household. But then you become an adult with choices. You can make the decision to break away and become a better person or choose to let that upbringing make you just as big an asshole. Then the empathy stops. Same here. These cases seem to be so much about the parents and what they want. She was a teenager. Now she’s an adult and needs to take real stock of her life and what and who she wants to be. She can continue the vapid, sheltered existence or she can actually take some of these life lessons and lead a productive, involved life. It’s up to her now and hopefully she is genuine and remorseful. I didn’t watch the episode so can’t judge that. But it’s still on her parents and them? Nope. They’re unrepentant assholes who got a very sweet deal and probably feel no shame or guilt at all.

    • Darla says:

      You truly are a wonderful soul, I am so ashamed of this but when I read your post I realized I have zero sympathy for baby trump and if I had met him at 3, I may have pushed him down the stairs and saved us all a lot of trouble.

      • Noki says:

        @Darla thanks for my biggest LOL of the week 🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂

      • Mette says:

        A sick society has sick people

      • Lady D says:

        …and A sick society is full of humorless people.

      • Otaku fairy says:

        It’s fine, Mette is just a MAGA troll. Always going on about ‘reverse sexism’, the need for decent women to bow to traditional values, and the evils of political correctness. Of course she’s going to get defensive about Trump. Oh, and there’s more than one of her around. Heads up.

  8. Darla says:

    I don’t know anything about this show and didn’t even realize Jada had a show, I am so out of it. I wonder if Olivia and her parents are planning some sort of reality show?

  9. Mirage says:

    Willow’s expression when looking at Olivia: that of utter disgust! It’s hilarious!

    • Godwina says:

      Willow isn’t exactly one to judge tho.

      • SofiasSideEye says:

        What has Willow ever done? I don’t remember hearing anything bad about her. Especially not in comparison to Olivia.

    • Dani says:

      She is just as privileged, if not more, than Olivia and her sister. The Smiths are far richer and more influential.

      • Noki says:

        The Smiths may be richer but they are still Black, Olivoa still has an advantage.

      • Christine Stephens says:

        Willow got to work with Jay Z when she was like….10? Her parents basically bought her a hit single and a music career. Also , Jaden stared in movies WITH his dad. That is total privilege. They have a leg up on struggling artists of any color. Also, not related but Olivia Jade looks SO MUCH LIKE AUNT BECKY. I also find it funny that she didn’t seem too worried about her parents being in Prison. She was like…I don’t know why i haven’t talked to them…..maybe Covid? Oh well. She also admitted that her and her sister live together in an apartment and fight all the time. I found all of it to be just so funny.

      • jwoolman says:

        The point isn’t that Willow is also privileged. The point is that Olivia went along with fraud but Willow did not. Willow has the standing to feel disgusted with Olivia.

  10. Nathan says:

    willow’s eyes say it all.

  11. Lizzie says:

    She is the very definition of spoiled rotten. She says she deserves a second chance, really what have you done to deserve that? Nothing but white privilege on display.
    She is toxic and any company who works with her will face backlash and boycotts.

    Someday the parents will be gone and two kids who have high school educations are a risky choice to leave in charge of hundreds of millions of dollars. The parents should have said anyone who graduates from collage will be in the will then stood back. Then you would have seen kids actually work to get into collage. They did their kids no favors by spoiling them thoroughly.

  12. Sumodo1 says:

    I was a prep school rower, almost 50 years ago, and not good enough (and too small) for the University of Rhode Island crew. I was not experienced enough to be a coxswain, the “smaller person in the boat who calls instructions to the crew.” To compete for spots on the intercollegiate team, they wanted the women to be tall and strong. Olivia Jade wouldn’t have made the cut. Not 50 years ago, and not now.

    • BeanieBean says:

      That was my thought when I first saw the photos. No way did this girl look the least bit athletic nor would anybody believe she made any rowing team anywhere.

  13. Paperclip says:

    Adrienne’s face throughout said it ALL. 😂

  14. GrnieWnie says:

    She deserves a second chance? Huh. Wouldn’t it be great if she used some of that wealth and privilege to get other people second chances? That would go a long way towards HER second chance.

    Or does she expect it to just be handed to her?

    • Kate says:

      Yeah it seems like she’s asking for a “chance” instead of just putting her nose down and doing the work to prove she deserves it. Also agree with someone above who noted the use of passive voice in generalizing things that “happened” vs things she and her parents chose to do. Not unlike Jada’s own passive voice when she brought herself to the red table…

    • BeanieBean says:

      She’s too dumb & too isolated in her insular world to be truly helpful to anyone at this point. She needs to buckle down & apply herself to something, really learn something useful, before opening her mouth publicly again (if at all).

  15. Olliesmom says:

    She didn’t know or think what they were doing was wrong. It makes you wonder what else this rich, privileged bubble family has done or has taught their spawn to do and that it’s ok. It makes me angry that some of the stupidest people have way too much money. They will be fine after this. Her mommy will be back to making crappy made for TV movies that the Trumpster women eat up. Olivia will be back to “influencing”.

  16. Lucy2 says:

    Team Adrienne, she was not here for any of that.
    I do hope Olivia looks beyond herself and grows, I’d rather her at least try to be productive member of society rather than just continue to be a spoiled privileged brat. But redemption needs to be earned. It can’t be done by just saying “I was wrong but I deserve a second chance”, She has to figure out a plan of action, and let that speak for her, and if all she does is try to reclaim her YouTube career, that’s not it.

  17. Mariangela says:

    I think less of her after this.
    She does not seem to understand the gravity of the situation – the way she talks about her parents being in jail.
    And I know they were children but she still seems so weird about the whole situation.

  18. Mel says:

    I think her words are the right words. Hopefully she will follow them with action. But really – she deserves a chance. C’mon haters ppl do mess up. No one is perfect and we should have enough grace to give a 21 y o a second chance…

    • SofiasSideEye says:

      Haters? Ugh You know, she is young and she will get a second chance, she has 1.2 million followers. lol

      All this girl is doing is blaming her parents and is taking no personal responsibility, so now will she do things differently if she won’t admit what she did? She won’t. But she’ll still have her second chance no matter what anyone thinks. That’s what’s annoying about her looking for sympathy from three black women, who are always marginalized no matter how successful they are. They know she’ll be back, probably even more successful than before the entire nation knew who she was, and that she’s just hoping for it to be made even easier for herself.

  19. FYI says:

    Feel the difference between this:
    “I feel like I deserve a second chance … ”
    and this:
    “I am asking for a second chance …”

    The first is entitled; the second is humble. Guess which attitude this girl took? She was an ACTIVE participant in this whole mess. She POSED for crew photos, and that is not something that everyone in LA does to get into college. C’mon.

    • downtherabbithole says:

      I gotta ask though…what second chance is she asking for? To go back to school? To be a sincere and informed voice for equality issues? Or…to be an influencer, make tons of $ and have people NEVER bring up the whole “I scammed the system at the expense of others” thing? I’m not clear what second chance she is asking for. As for how “young” she was and therefore unable to comprehend what was going on – I’m not buying what she’s selling. That’s an insult to 17 year olds out there taking a full load of tough highschool courses and working two jobs to make enough money to go to college. Please.

      • MrsPanda says:

        She’ll aim to be an ”Informed Influencer”. Still peddling influencer crap but wrapped in the veneer of a Social justice warrior. A True Redemption Story (eye roll). Kim Kardashian & Paris Hilton are doing the same, Olivia Jade’s publicist will be aiming for that path. Thankfully I think it will crash and burn, I don’t see any genuine accountability from her (but I did chuckle at how she threw her parents under the bus). She doesn’t seem to GAF about them in prison, so funny.

      • BeanieBean says:

        That’s what I’m thinking. She’s begging for a second chance at her ‘influencer’ career, because things dropped off when the scandal broke. No remorse, no understanding of her wrongdoing, nothing. She deserves nothing.

  20. jaylee says:

    Jada is a wealthy, celebrity to Olivia not a poor black person with no higher education from Baltimore who had no father and a drug addicted mother. She is of the same caste and therefore safe. I really wish they didn’t give her a platform because I like the show and don’t want it to become the place dumb celebrities come to absolve themselves of all the dumb shit they do.

  21. Linda says:

    I read that she said she went along with the deception because everybody does it. To quote my mom when I wanted to do something stupid. “If everyone jumped off a cliff, would you go along with it?” Her parents really dropped the ball. This kid would never survive in the real world.

    • BeanieBean says:

      Yep, I heard that one a lot, too. Her parents failed her, though. Not making excuses–17 is old enough to know right from wrong & she clearly participated in the deception/fraud that got her into college.

  22. Chimes@Midnight says:

    What really curdles my latte about this is that Olivia didn’t even want to be at that school. She didn’t have dreams of being a chemist but her grades just didn’t cut it. She just wanted to take vacations and do her makeup and live that ‘gram lifestyle. Her parents did it for themselves, so they could brag on it, not for her.

    • lucy2 says:

      Yeah, when she said “my parents love their kids and just wanted us to stay in LA”, I was like…and USC is the ONLY school in the LA area? No. She could have gone to a less competitive college, or community college, and taken some courses while doing her influencer nonsense, but her parents wanted the status and bragging rights. And she and her sister didn’t say no.

    • Kate says:

      1 – i love “curdles my latte”
      2 – re parents doing it for themselves – yes and no? I think when a parent imposes their ideas about what a kid should do with her life it’s very ego-driven. so yes it’s more about the parent than the kid, but I also think it’s more nuanced than just bragging rights. For example my brother in law is gung ho on pushing his kids to have the wonderful college experience he had 25 years ago at the state university he attended. Even though his oldest has anxiety issues and likely will not be ready to go off on his own in a year and his youngest is obsessed with NYC. Similarly, my husband talks as if college is THE only option after high school b/c for a first generation american it’s how he became upwardly mobile and also as an extrovert he thrived at college socially. My sister and I have both had plenty of talks with our husbands about how basically just because YOU had fun at school doesn’t mean your kids will and also it’s just a different time where kids leave college with so much debt and no job to pay it off. Anyway, the point of my ramble is that I think it’s really common for parents to have set ideas about what is The Best for their kids and while it comes from love it is very harmful (even when you’re not breaking laws to get it).

  23. Mina_Esq says:

    I still can’t get over how basic this girl is.

  24. Marigold says:

    This is a child who went along with her parent’s bs. I was infuriated when it happened and wanted her parents to get more jail time. Olivia is vapid, but she was raised that way. She deserves a second chance because it’s the right thing. Everyone deserves a chance at redemption.

    • L4frimaire says:

      I should hate her but I don’t. She’s right that every upper class and rich parent tries to game the colleges admissions game for their kids. These are people used to getting their way and they never think of the impact or consequences. What disgusts me is these same parents and their privileged spawn will complain about “ affirmative action” and financial aid for low income students. This case just exposed the rot in the system. She should have been more assertive with her parents about what she wanted and they should have listened and prepared her more. I think she said in one of her Instagram videos that neither of her parents had gone to college so it was really important to them that she went, although she didn’t really care about school. Side note, USC is one of the schools we’ll put on my kids college list, but that’s a few years off.

  25. Lynn OConnor says:

    The irony of Willow Smith sitting there in her privilege amazes me. What has she done to earn her place at “the table”? I’m no fan of either family, just curious as to why these three women take such exception to this twit’s privilege when each one of them also reap the benefit of their connections and privilege.

    • Godwina says:

      Well, race is the primo factor, of course, that can never be ignored (even related to Black people in the US insulated to heck and back by money, status and connections). But yeah, the Smith kids are also spoiled to bits by their celebrity birth and money bubble, and will have severely distorted views of the world and themselves–in some ways more so, since Will Smith is A-list, something Olivia’s parents never were. Mom and Dad have already given J and W much bigger nepo-deals than the Loughlin parents ever could.

    • Brittney B says:

      Jada herself makes this comparison, though. (Which I think is pretty generous, considering the racist hate & dog whistles the Smith kids have gotten their whole lives.) She tells Adrienne that she sees her own kids, Willow specifically, in Olivia because they were born into immense privilege but still deserve compassion and still need help feeling okay sometimes.

  26. H says:

    @Lizzie, So, totally this. My father did this. I did not understand at the time but it makes sense now that I’m older. It sounds like Olivia never had consequences to her actions and neither have her spoiled friends. I’m sad for them as if all that money goes away, they will have no idea how the real world really works. Parents are supposed to prepare their children for life, not hold them back.

  27. Giddy says:

    I’m so glad she doesn’t want pity, because I have absolutely none to give her.

  28. ME says:

    She doesn’t seem sincere. It’s like she rehearsed all the stuff to say in advance. She’s just trying to save her career. How, at the age of 20, she didn’t know how the world worked and how unfair it is to people who aren’t like her just baffles me. She knew, but why would she care when the system benefits her? I have a strong suspicion she already has deals and endorsements in the works and was forced by those companies to do a “pity” tour.

  29. Brittney B says:

    If she’s serious about focusing on social justice and learning more about her privilege, then naysayers won’t matter. Everyone writing her off won’t matter. If it’s truly about that work, she will keep doing it for the rest of her life even if her reputation is never redeemed.

    That said… I hope she’s listening to Black women like Adrienne, and any other BIPOC person who has something to say to her. I hope she realizes that the very concept of a “second chance” is limited to people with immense privilege, and instead of asking for it, she needs to earn it and then USE the hell out of it.

  30. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    That’s Jada’s mom????!!!????

    She is gorgeous and looks more like Jada’s peer, geez!!

    • lucy2 says:

      I know, her mom is really beautiful!
      Willow is too. I remember her looking so much like Will early on, but she grew out of the awkward teen phase and is now really lovely. I’m glad she put her foot down with her parents about working as a kid too.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      She is so incredibly beautiful.

  31. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    They’re despicable and shouldn’t have a platform for anything. If they’re in front of a camera, they should be wearing orange jumpsuits, kneeling on gravel in the LA sun every afternoon from 12 to 5 for a solid year chanting, ‘We are criminals. We are liars. We are cons. We are pitiful losers who don’t deserve retribution. We are examples of white privilege narcissism and don’t deserve anything we have.’

  32. pyritedigger says:

    Have no pity and don’t care about ‘second chances’ or whatnot in this situation because what she is talking about is becoming a Youtube star, and that’s not exactly an inalienable right. Lol.

    However, I have some slight sympathy for her situation in that her parents raised her to be morally bankrupt to the point she had no idea that what she was doing was insanely unethical. That I actually believe. Not just from “legal” standpoint, but from a self-directed moral perspective. Like she really wasn’t taught to do or think better. That’s pretty sad, but only from a “social perspective.” She and her wealth and privilege will be just fine.

  33. Annaloo. says:

    Hollywood kids suck!

  34. Aimee says:

    Ironically, this kid needs to go back to school.

  35. emu says:

    It’s so annoying that she’s like give me a second chance when her parents haven’t even finished their sentence. So short-sighted. She hasn’t suffered or learned anything from this at all, she’s just waiting for people to forgive her. Or yeah, just thinks it’s her parents fault not hers at all.
    Also love that Adrienne gave her some talking-to

  36. Meg says:

    ‘she’s going to try to go back to being a YouTuber, but maybe do less about makeup and more about social justice or something.’scandal

    LMAO she doesnt care or have the capacity to grow into caring about that. She knows she can’t just go back to makeup tutorials without acknowledging the elephant in the room, thats what these interviews are for. she doesnt want her comments filled with this scandal

  37. Endlesscircles says:

    I’m trying to conjure compassion; however, all her talking points are downloaded from the PR rep her family hired to rehab her image.

    She’s correct: her upbringing led to obliviousness about her privilege. And for that I do actually feel for her. She didn’t ask for this life.

    Should she get a second chance? Sure. And she will because she’s white and rich, and the American public has amnesia for these kinds of transgressions.

    I wish people would focus on the larger picture of the scandal. Like, who cares about her. Time to really face and rectify the systems in place that cradled this whole crime from happening in the first place. Look at incarceration rates for white collar criminals versus other crimes, and the profiles of criminals racially speaking. Her parents got off so easy. It’s BS. Look at white supremacy alive and well in almost all admissions offices at colleges.

    Stop looking at HER. That’s part of the entire problem! The irony!

  38. Rachel says:

    Judge Judy, “Beauty fades, dumb is forever”. LeSigh

  39. GuestwithCat says:

    She’s still throwing her parents under the bus, I see. Yeah they were definitely at fault but she never once seemed at all concerned about them. What a weird family: Blessed with material things and career success but absolutely lacking in depth and human connection. I know those things aren’t mutually exclusive. You can have material blessings and still cultivate empathy and compassion and a good work ethic and pride in your work. But it does take work and it takes spending real quality time with your children and getting to know them as human beings and not just as extensions of your ego.

    I think maybe that’s what she’s reacting to, that she feels she was an extension of their success but not acknowledged as a person in her own right. But she doesn’t seem able to articulate that. So she comes off sounding dismissive and kind of oddly distanced.

  40. Watson says:

    This girl is going to be entitled for life. Why bother giving her a second chance when so many others are more deserving or at least remorseful? Ugh.

  41. Wit of the Staircase says:

    The Aunt Becky rehabilitation tour has begun.

  42. Barbiem says:

    I have no sympathy and she does not want any. I have no feelings actually. She grew up rich and privileged. Thats the world she knew and behaved accordingly. I knew poor people who claimed kids on their taxes that were not theirs so they could get bigger refund. Meh, it was IRS fraud. We all knew it was illegal, no one cared. Some did it some didnt. If you got caught that sucked. But no one was like ashamed… I imagine this was similar. Rich people live in a bubble and so do some of the commenters here.

  43. yo-yo says:

    CAN NOT believe the comparisons to this lot and the Smith family. Anything to throw the successful black family under the bus. What laws did the Smith family actually break?? I’ll wait.

    • Angh says:

      Agree! The Obamas are very priveleged too but no matter what, other still people will still look down on them and think of them as less than because they’re black. Russians will put on blackface and dismiss Obama as nothing more than a ghetto thug. Doesn’t matter that he was the president he will still be baselessly accused of committing a crime. Meanwhile this idiot thinks that her parents going to prison is a “necessity for them to move on.” Woe is me. Don’t pity me I don’t deserve pity. Gimme a break!

  44. KinChicago says:

    Who would buy ANYTHING to support such obnoxious, selfish, lying, criminal entitlement? Not me.

  45. Emerald Crystal says:

    I think that if the two girls were complicit in the cover-up and they’re not going to be charged with any criminal charges, then they should at least have to go out in the real world and work at soup kitchens and homeless shelters. I don’t buy into the the reason why she hasn’t spoken to her parents is because of the coronavirus. They still have phones in prison. One random thing that
    still makes me cringe is that tan/brown pantsuit, that I see every time Becky leads her husband into court. Also, that close up of her face looks like she’s ready to kill someone.