Not only has her partnership with Sephora beauty products ended due to a threatened boycott, her online presence has been brought into question in the fallout of her college admission.
Olivia Jade Giannulli may lose her eligibility as a student at the University of Southern California because of her parents' purported involvement in an elaborate, nationwide college admissions bribing scam. As of Thursday afternoon, the retailer had pulled the palette from its web site.
"We are no longer working with Lori Loughlin and have stopped development of all productions that air on the Crown Media Family Network channels" involving the actress, the company said in a statement. Most recently, she launched a clothing collection with the Aussie-based fast fashion brand Princess Polly and even paired up with Prime Student to get all of her dorm room necessities via a brand deal.
Olivia Jade has previously come under fire for her apparent indifference to college, saying in a YouTube vlog: "I don't know how much of school I'm going to attend, but I do want the experience of like game days, partying".
Jennifer Kay Toy, a former teacher in Oakland, Calif., said she believed her son Joshua was not admitted to some colleges, despite his 4.2 grade point average, because wealthy parents thought it was "OK to lie, cheat, steal and bribe their children's way into a good college". "I don't really care about school, as you guys know".More news: Odell Beckham Jr. says 'thank you' to NY
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She was forced to apologize several days later after her viewers slammed her for being "ignorant" and "spoiled". "I'm just gonna be successful at YouTube and not have to worry about school".
As previously reported, Loughlin was charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services fraud by allegedly paying Ivy league colleges millions of dollars to secure their children's admissions, as well as paying for college entrance exam preferential treatment. Those include Desperate Housewives actress Felicity Huffman and TPG Growth founder Bill McGlashan. Toy's lawyer did not immediately respond on Thursday to a request for comment.
The couple are among 50 people charged on Tuesday with taking part in a scam that steered graduating high school students into elite universities, including Yale, Georgetown and Stanford, by cheating the admissions process.
"There were essentially two kinds of fraud that Singer was selling", U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said.
She didn't label this video as sponsored content, but has posted plenty of "paid partnerships" on Instagram, showing she was directly making money as a college vlogger, including this post about an "invisible aligner" treatment.