this link As the world listened to the news that broke early yesterday morning that actresses Felicity Huffman, Lori Laughlin, and around 50 others including Laughlin’s designer husband Mossimo Giannulli were indicted over a college cheating scandal.
Federal prosecutors dubbed the scandal “Operation Varsity Blues” which is a massive case of cheating in which a university admissions consultant, wealthy parents, college athletic coaches, standardized test administrators and a test proctor which ensured the acceptance of students into elite colleges and universities.
Olivia Jade, Laughlin’s daughter who is a certified Instagram influencer, with over 1 million followers and a YouTube channel posted a live video August 2018, which received almost 800,000 views discussing how she expects college to turn out. “I don’t know how much of school I’m gonna attend,” she said, “But I’m gonna go in and talk to my deans and everyone, and hope that I can try and balance it all. But I do want the experience of like game days, partying…I don’t really care about school, as you guys all know”
What does this say for all Instagrammers who legitimately trying to make this their primary income? Not everyone is privileged enough to be able to have an immediate large platform to sustain a viable income using Instagram. The first and only mistake Olivia Jade made was using this social media platform to show how ungrateful she was about the ability to go to a first-rate college. There are so many kids struggling to make ends meet all while studying for a degree. Her followers were quick to criticize her for her
So the learning lesson in this whole thing is one: don’t do anything illegal, two: always show consideration and gratitude for your followers and three: always continue to work hard with your platform.