Why Olivia Jade Is Afraid Of Being Canceled Again

Cancel culture is one of the most controversial internet trends right now. While many see it as a way of standing up for what's right and boycotting influencers or celebrities that have made offensive comments, others are concerned that it has spiraled into a daily occurrence as a result of any tiny disagreement. Even with its growing rate and speed, there are a few cancellations within the industry that instantly come to mind as the biggest — and Olivia Jade is definitely one of them.

One of America's sweethearts Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were one of the fifty big names caught up in the U.S. college admissions scandal that went down in 2019. After paying their daughter's way into college, Jade's parents served their (brief) time in prison in 2020 and have since been released (via Glamour). What hasn't been released however is the public holding the YouTuber accountable.

Since posting her first YouTube video in 2014, Jade has become a huge influencer amassing 1.83 million YouTube subscribers and 1.3 million Instagram followers. Jade had consistently posted and continued to grow her career as an influencer until she took a months-long break as a result of the public scandal. She returned with a YouTube video in December 2019 explaining that she is incapable of addressing the scandal and wants people to move on. While she has returned to posting as usual, followers still flood her comments sections with accusations and hateful comments nearly two years later.

Olivia Jade continues to 'walk on eggshells'

Olivia Jade has somewhat acknowledged the public's comments about the scandal once or twice. She clapped back at a troll on her TikTok account by poking fun at their typo to avoid answering their question "How's collage." Jade tried to seriously discuss the topic while featuring in Jada Pinkett-Smith's "Red Table Talk" where she pleaded, "I'm 21 and I feel like I deserve a second chance to redeem myself to show I've grown."

During the pilot episode of her newly released podcast "Conversations with Olivia Jade," Jade addressed the scandal once again by discussing the dangers of cancel culture and how people's online words can affect someone's mental health (via People). Jade further explained her reluctance to discuss the scandal by sharing that, "I'm so hesitant to talk about it because of the trauma ... I get so nervous, and I feel like I walk on eggshells when I talk, just because I don't wanna say the wrong thing. And I wanna make it clear to people listening that I'm not trying to victimize myself..."

Throughout the episode, Jade really opened up about her personal battle with the scandal and shared how, "You kinda start to believe what people are telling you: you don't deserve a second chance, there is no room for growth. Not to sound super dark, but how do you bounce back then? Because I wanna be alive, I still wanna grow up."