Olivia Jade Giannulli returned to YouTube nearly nine months after her parents, Lori Laughlin, 55, and Mossimo Giannulli, 56, were indicted on charges related to the nationwide college admissions cheating scandal. And Wendy Williams, 55, wasn’t happy about it. The talk show host called the 20-year-old influencer “entitled and stupid” during the “Hot Topics” segment of the Dec. 2 Wendy Williams Show. Now, a source close to Olivia tells HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY that although the comments are “hurtful”, she’s got no plans to quit YouTube.
“The things Wendy Williams said [calling her ‘stupid’ and ‘entitled’] are hurtful,” says our source. “Olivia’s upset. But quitting YouTube is not an option because her channel and making videos is her passion; it’s what makes her happy so giving it up is worse than doing it and facing all the hate.
It’s still very scary for her though, that’s why she kept her video so short and she has no exact timeline of when she is going to post again. This first video was a way for her to face her fear. It’s something she thinks about almost non-stop and the longer she avoids it the scarier it gets so she basically decided to just jump in and do something.”