Olivia Jade's First YouTube Video Since The College Admissions Scandal Explained

Olivia Jade Giannulli, daughter to Full House alum Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, returned to her popular beauty and lifestyle YouTube channel, Olivia Jade, with a new video on Jan. 21, 2021. Olivia Jade's vlog, which boasts 1.86 million subscribers, has stayed pretty quiet in the wake of the college admissions scandal that saw both her parents pleading guilty to conspiracy. On March 12, 2019, her parents were two of the many people charged with paying big money to boost their kids' admission chances to prestigious universities, and understandably, her YouTube channel hit the brakes after that. She returned briefly in December 2019 with two par-for-the-course vlogs, one titled "Everyday Routine," before disappearing for another year.

After pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and mail alongside her husband, Loughlin served two months in federal prison. She was released on Dec. 28, 2020. (As the AP noted, Mossimo is set to remain in prison until Apr. 17, 2021.) Olivia Jade was clearly glad to have her mom back, posting a celebratory Instagram video on Jan. 1, 2021 of her and her friends dancing as they bid 2020 bye-bye. "2021 let's just keep the vibes good, k," read her caption. 

A new year means a new vlog by Olivia Jade. Read on to find out more about the peek inside her life after the year-long hiatus.

Olivia Jade's first vlog back was a low-key one

Olivia Jade Giannulli's first vlog after taking one year off from regularly offering an insider look at her lifestyle was noticeably subdued. The influencer looked and sounded nervous as she began her video with a prologue. "I wanted to film this little intro part just because I didn't want to start the vlog and not address anything," Giannulli said to her viewers. She invited anyone with lingering questions regarding her parents to watch her December 2020 Red Table Talk interview

Giannulli got quite candid during her Red Table Talk. "I don't deserve pity," she said in regards to the negative scrutiny her parents' actions brought down upon her. She also admitted to the lack of ethical conscientiousness her wealth and privilege afforded her, saying, "A lot of kids [I grew up with] ... their parents were donating to schools and doing stuff that advantaged," adding, "It's not fair and it's not right, but it was happening."

Other than her introduction portion, Giannulli's first vlog back was a fairly low-key one, merely taking viewers throughout her day — from her making drip coffee to her making dinner in self-isolation. It is noteworthy that her video featured an annotation that read, "Disclaimer: I will be donating a percentage of my Adsense on ALL videos going forward to a charity I work with and really admire."

Giannulli seems to understand her parents' wrongful actions now, at least, if she had not before.