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It’s safe to say that Jada Pinkett Smith’s mom, Adrienne Banfield-Norris is not a fan of Olivia Jade Giannulli.
Earlier this month the social media celeb, 21, stopped by “Red Table Talk” to discuss the college admissions scandal that has seen both her parents, Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli imprisoned.
Banfield-Norris who co-hosts the Facebook Watch show alongside her daughter Jada and grand-daughter Willow Smith, confessed that she found the conversation with Giannulli “frustrating.”
“There were some things about it that were a little frustrating,” she told Crooked Media’s “Keep It” podcast on Wednesday. “I felt like as a 21-year-old young adult, that she needed to be way more aware of what’s going on in the world, and that was a little frustrating.”
“There’s just a lot of education she needs to do for herself,” the former nurse continued. “But I understand that that’s the world they’re in. Her life experiences have not put her in the space where she needs to be concerned about those kinds of things, really. I don’t really know how to address that because it is about how you’re raised and what you’re exposed to.”
Giannulli’s parents were arrested in March 2019 after allegedly paying $500,000 in bribes to ensure she and her sister Bella were accepted to USC as crew recruits despite never having participated in the sport.
The “Full House” actress was sentenced to two months behind bars while her clothing designer husband began his five-month sentence in November. They were also fined $400,000.
During her “Red Table Talk” appearance, Giannulli admitted that “on paper, it’s bad – really bad” but justified it by explaining her parents, “came from a place of just, ‘I love my kids, I just want to help my kids — whatever is best for them — I worked my whole life to provide for my family.’ I think they thought it was normal.”
At the time Banfield-Norris voiced her displeasure, calling Giannulli the “epitome of white privilege” and admitted that she had not wanted her as a guest on the show.
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