KEY POINTS

  • Olivia Jade Giannulli talked about cancel culture in her new iHeart Radio podcast "Conversations with Olivia Jade"
  • The influencer said she often feels like she's walking "on eggshells" each time she talks
  • The "DWTS" star revealed that therapy has helped her cope with her struggles

Olivia Jade Giannulli continues to struggle with the fallout from the college admissions scandal.

The 22-year-old beauty influencer's parents, Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli, have finished serving their prison sentences for their roles in the 2019 college admissions bribery scandal. Loughlin is soon returning to television, while Olivia Jade returned to the spotlight on "Dancing With the Stars."

However, the social media star admitted on her new iHeart Radio podcast "Conversations with Olivia Jade" that she still gets "so nervous" when speaking out about the scandal because of cancel culture.

"I'm so hesitant to talk about it because of the trauma," Olivia Jade said, adding, "'Oh gosh, if I say this or if it comes off kind of the wrong way, am I gonna get canceled again?' It really does leave such an impression in one's mind."

During her conversation with Beverly Hills, California-based psychologist Hillary Goldsher, Olivia Jade explained that she often feels like she's walking "on eggshells" when she talks because she is terrified of saying the wrong thing. "I want to make it clear to people listening that, like, I'm not trying to victimize myself," she added.

Olivia Jade also admitted that she's become a much different person following the scandal, "and not entirely in a good way sometimes." She feels like she has "way harder days" or is "way harder on myself" than she was before.

"I'm so scared of looking up my name and something bad is happening, and I'm the face of it. And it's going to be this big thing that blows up in my face again," she continued.

The "DWTS" star shared that there was a point when she began to believe she didn't deserve a second chance and would "shut down" altogether.

Olivia Jade went on to reveal that therapy has helped her cope with her struggles and that she sought advice for people who might be struggling with a similar situation. The psychologist advised them to avoid negative self-talk and instead speak to themselves the same way they would talk to their own daughters or little sisters.

Earlier this month, Olivia Jade expressed her joy over her mom's return to acting, telling Entertainment Tonight that she's "super excited for her."

The "Full House" actress was released from federal prison in Dublin, California, in December 2020 after completing a two-month sentence for conspiring to get her daughters admitted to the University of Southern California as crew recruits. Aside from paying a fine of $150,000, Loughlin still has to undergo two years of supervised release, during which time she must complete 100 hours of community service.

Although Loughlin is reprising her role as Abigail Stanton on GAC Family's "When Hope Calls" — a spinoff of Hallmark Channel's "When Calls the Heart" — the Hallmark Channel said in a statement that they are not working with her.

The actress was cast by the GAC family, a wholly separate cable network not affiliated with Hallmark Channel or Crown Media Family Networks, the statement said. The network also made it clear that it will not cast Loughlin in any future projects.

Olivia Jade competes on "Dancing With the Stars" on Monday nights on ABC.

Lori Loughlin Olivia Jade Actress Lori Loughlin and daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli attend the PrettyLittleThing by Kourtney Kardashian launch party on Oct. 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. Photo: Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic