Adrienne Banfield-Norris opened up about why she was so against Olivia Jade being on ‘Red Table Talk,’ saying in a brand new interview that she was ‘frustrated’ by the entire expertise.
Two weeks after Olivia Jade Giannulli‘s controversial episode of Red Table Talk aired, Adrienne Banfield-Norris (aka “Gammy”) is elaborating on why she was so “frustrated” to see her there. Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli‘s daughter, 21, was on the Facebook Watch show to discuss her role in the college admissions scandal with Adrienne, daughter Jada Pinkett-Smith, and granddaughter Willow Smith — and she wasn’t actually shopping for her regret.
“It was frustrating, but at the end of the day, I felt like people understood how I felt,” Adrienne, 67, mentioned on the December 23 episode of the Keep It podcast. While she felt like Olivia “handled the situation well,” the wonder vlogger might have been extra delicate to different folks’s views, particularly those that received damage throughout the scandal. “There were some things about it that were a little frustrating,” she defined. “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.”
“I heard people make comments, like, ‘Well, kids don’t watch the news,’” Adrienne mentioned. “Please. The news on TV is not the only place where you understand what’s going on with the world, and if you think that, then you’re old! Because young people are not relying on the news — my generation is not relying on the news. I’m on my phone, on social media all the time.”
Adrienne very vocally opposed Olivia being featured on Red Table Talk for a “redemption story.” She even said during the interview that she “fought tooth and nail” against inviting her to the show. “Her being here is the epitome of white privilege,” Adrienne told Jada and Willow. Olivia was there to break her silence about her parents’ jail sentences; Lori is presently doing two months, and Mossimo 5 months, for paying $500,000 in bribes to get each her and older sister Isabella Giannulli into USC as members of the crew workforce (neither daughter ever rowed).
Olivia mentioned that she wasn’t precisely conscious of what was occurring. However, she posed for images on a rowing machine and submitted them to the faculty. She defined on Red Table Talk that she didn’t perceive that what her mother and father had been doing was fallacious; she believed they had been simply donating to the college, and argued that she labored her “ass off” in highschool to get into USC. She has dropped out, nevertheless, because it’s now clear that she “didn’t belong there.”
“There’s just a lot of education [Olivia] needs to do for herself,” Adrienne mentioned on Keep It. “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.”