Lori Loughlin’s Daughter Donates To National Bail Out Fund After Getting Dragged For ‘Tone Deaf’ Post About White Privilege

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The best course of action for Olivia Jade Giannulli in the midst of the nationwide protests is nothing. Absolutely nothing.

Olivia Jade is best appreciated when people forget that Olivia Jade exists, at least until one person begins to forget that she was 2019’s posterchild for white privilege.

Giannulli, whose parents Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli have recently agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy charges in connection with the college admissions scandal, did not take my advice and that is why you are reading this right now.

The 20-year-old hopped on Instagram Sunday to deliver a lecture to her 1.3 million followers about white privilege just months after her parents allegedly paid $500,000 in bribes to arrange to have their two daughters accepted into USC as members of the rowing team, a sport neither of them have ever participated in.

“need to understand that just ‘not being racist’ is not enough,” Olivia wrote on her Instagram story on Sunday. “if you hear people saying disrespectful things. CORRECT THEM. Don’t sit there & allow this to continue happening.”

“As a person who was born into privilege based on my skin color & financial situation, i was not always aware that these issues were still so present. And that makes me feel awful. But that also fuels me,” she wrote. “It makes me want to learn more and do more and be better for all my beautiful black friends and any other person who faces discrimination.”

She added, “I’m not racist and i never have been but i need to speak up about this because just not being racist isn’t enough. It outrages me. It makes me feel sick. It brings me to tears. THERE SHOULD NOT BE SUCH A GAP BETWEEN PEOPLE LIKE THIS. We need to support and stand up and speak and use our WHITE PRIVILEGE TO STOP THIS.”

Olivia Jade has to know by now that there is legitimately nothing she could say that would not come off entirely fraudulent, but she didn’t, and the criticism came swiftly and harshly.

My old basketball coach used to say, “It’s not what happens that matters. It’s what you make happen after whatever happens happen.” And to Olivia’s credit, she’s being about it, not just talking about it.

She recently participated in an Instagram challenge that randomly generates a Black Lives Matter movement to which people can donate. She landed on the National Bail Out fund, which works to “end systems of pretrial detention and ultimately mass incarceration.” She shared a screenshot of her donation receipt, but it didn’t include the amount.

Now the only thing Olivia needs to do to get back in my good graces is call me.

[h/t Page Six]

Matt’s love of writing was born during a sixth grade assembly when it was announced that his essay titled “Why Drugs Are Bad” had taken first prize in D.A.R.E.’s grade-wide contest. The anti-drug people gave him a $50 savings bond for his brave contribution to crime-fighting, and upon the bond’s maturity 10 years later, he used it to buy his very first bag of marijuana.

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