And you thought the inauguration would be the biggest news this week.
Disgraced influencer Olivia Jade Giannulli is returning to the fertile ground from whence she sprung — no, not tremendous privilege — YouTube, where she posted her first video in over a year.
Deeply underselling things with the title “daily vlog x olivia jade,” Giannulli, 21, begins the video by saying, “This is so crazy!” (We’re with her so far.)
Her introduction makes reference to her “Red Table Talk” appearance — which angered “RTT” host Jada Pinkett Smith’s mom and pleased Sofia Richie — and directs viewers to revisit it should they have any questions about her thoughts on the college admissions scandal that landed both of her parents in prison.
She then interrupts the video with an apparently after-the-fact edit suggesting that she “[didn’t] mean to say that in a dismissive way or a pretentious way,” or imply “I went on Red Table Talk and now my name is cleared.” She also thanked the show’s hosts for having her.
The video proceeds to pretty standard-fare influencer stuff, with faux-VCR-filtered footage, soft EDM and lots of beach footage —pre-COVID, though, Olivia Jade notes in another edit — followed by a painstaking recitation of the minutiae of Jade’s day. There’s some coffee- and toast-making, shots of the dog, treadmill shots, dinner, an LA sunset, her admission that “I feel really fortunate that I even get to call this a job,” her skincare routine, and so on and so forth.
The whole video is a hair over 15 minutes long. Enjoy.