Olivia Dunne may be the most popular athlete in all of college sports. She is definitely the most well-known college gymnast. That fame, however, comes at a price, both for her as well as the institution where she plies her trade: LSU.
As a result of Livvy’s monstrous social media presence, the LSU Tigers gymnastics team has been forced to go as far as to beef up the team’s security detail due to the throng of fans that come to their meets to see her.
This despite the fact that Dunne had not actually competed until the Tigers’ win over Alabama this past Friday due to various injuries.
The moment you've all been waiting for…
It's a 9.85 for @livvydunne in her first routine this season
📺 SECN+ pic.twitter.com/7z6PF7OZ2M
— LSU Gymnastics (@LSUgym) February 25, 2023
Throw in her constantly shooting TikToks in the gym and locker room, sometimes with people from outside the program like TikToker Katie Sigmond, and having Olivia Dunne on the gymnastics team presents some challenges not normally associated with a college athlete.
Case in point: Earlier this week, we shared a TikTok that Olivia Dunne created and shared recently in which she was paid to promote the company Caktus.ai.
The product is what they company calls “the first-ever educational artificial intelligence tool.”
In the description of Olivia Dunne’s video she wrote that it “will provide real resources for you to cite at the end of your essays and paragraphs.”
In other words, it’s a AI essay generator like ChatGPT.
It is also considered cheating, something that LSU obviously does not condone, as a statement the university released after Dunne’s TikTok was watched almost a million times makes clear.
“Technology, including AI, can foster learning and creativity,” said university spokesperson Alison Satake. “At LSU, our professors and students are empowered to use technology for learning and pursuing the highest standards of academic integrity. However, using AI to produce work that a student then represents as one’s own could result in a charge of academic misconduct, as outlined in the Code of Student Conduct. More information for faculty can be found here on ‘What College Faculty Should Know about ChatGPT.’”
Since that statement was released by LSU, Livvy made another TikTok post, which could be construed as a response, in which she uses a line from The Office where Kelly Kapoor says, “What did I say? I talk a lot so I’ve learned to just tune myself out.”
@livvy Kelly is real for this #foryou ♬ Tune myself out The Office – Freeform