As you’ve no doubt heard by now, a wide-randing college admissions bribery scandal led to dozens of high-profile indictments this week.
Among the wealthy parents ensnared by Operation Varsity Blues were actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin.
Loughlin and her husband — clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli — have been at the center of much of the criticism surrounding the scandal.
The couple allegedly shelled out $500,000 in bribes to ensure that their two daughters would be admitted to USC.
The scheme required that Loughlin help her daughters to pose as members of their school’s crew team in order to make them more attractive prospects to the USC admissions board.
All this despite the fact that one of the girls, Olivia Jade Giannulli, admittedly had no interest in attending classes at the school.
Olivia is a social media influencer and aspiring actress with 1.4 million Instagram followers.
She once received criticism for a video in which she admitted that she planned to attend college solely for "the game days and partying," admitting that she "doesn’t really care about school."
The backlash led Olivia to record a half-hearted apology clip (above), but her comments have resurfaced in a damaging way in the wake of the admissions scandal.
Though she was released on $1 million bail after being taken into custody earlier this week, it’s still possible that Loughlin will serve prison time for her role in the conspiracy.
But thus far, it’s mostly Olivia who’s feeling the fallout.
In December of 2018, Giannulli scored the biggest payday of her young career when she inked a promotional and collaborative deal with cosmetics giant Sephora.
On Thursday, the company issued a statement revealing that it had cut ties with Giannulli:
"After careful review of recent developments, we have made the decision to end the Sephora Collection partnership with Olivia Jade, effective immediately," the statement reads.
As of this afternoon, the $28, six-color Olivia Jade x Sephora Collection Bronze & Illuminate Palette is no longer available on the company’s website.
It’s no doubt a crushing blow for the 19-year-old, but it’s important to remember she’ll probably go her entire life without suffering any lasting consequences for anything she does.
As we all know, money may insulate these kids from reality, but counter-intuitively, it also means literally nothing to them.
For further examples, see the kid who defended his parents’ role in the scandal while smoking a blunt and plugging his mixtape, or … well, you can look at just about any random day from these kids’ lives to know that they’ll never want for anything, with or without college.