The 2019 college admissions scandal that sent Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, to prison has already inspired a Lifetime movie, a Netflix documentary and at least one "Saturday Night Live" joke. Which might be why the couple's daughter, Olivia Jade, felt compelled to weigh in when the rebooted "Gossip Girl" took a dig at her family.
Over the weekend, Olivia — who withdrew from the University of Southern California after her parents were charged with paying her way in — hopped on TikTok to respond to a scene from the new show in which Luna (Zión Moreno) says, "Olivia Jade gained followers when her mom went to jail," as she and her friends discuss whether losing "is bad for business."
Olivia's clip shows her lying back and smiling wearily as the scene plays, complete with subtitles.
After the comment about how she allegedly "gained followers when her mom went to jail," Olivia rubs her head. "No I didn't," she clarifies.
According to E! News, the beauty vlogger and social media star retained about the same number of Instagram followers, though she lost YouTube subscribers.
She also lost a number of valuable sponsorships, including a deal with Sephora, which didn't bother to sugarcoat things when the company decided to distance itself from Olivia in 2019.
"After careful review of recent developments, we have made the decision to end the Sephora Collection partnership with Olivia Jade, effective immediately," Sephora announced at the time, according to Variety.
The fashion brand Lulus pulled back, too, announcing that the company had "no plans" to work with Olivia "in the future" despite their previous partnership.
Olivia's parents, meanwhile, have both already served their time behind bars after pleading guilty to fraud charges for allegedly paying admissions scandal Rick Singer $500,000 to get Olivia and her sister, Bella, into USC as fake rowing recruits.
Lori was released from prison in December after completing most of her two-month sentence. Sentenced to five months, Mossimo was released to home confinement in April.
Olivia's addressed the controversy on TikTok before, sharing with followers how it felt to be "publicly shamed."
"I think we're all very quick to judge," she said in a post on the platform earlier this year.
"I just want people to remember, if your feelings are hurting, if they're valid to you, they're valid. And it doesn't matter if someone is going through worse. You're allowed to have a hard time in this world. But that doesn't take away from somebody else, and that shouldn't take away from you. We're all human beings."