Adrienne Banfield-Norris talks ‘frustrating’ RTT interview with Olivia Jade
"There's just a lot of education she needs to do for herself."
Adrienne Banfield-Norris talks about her “frustrating” Red Table Talk interview with Olivia Jade Giannulli.
The 21-year-old influencer appeared on the hit Facebook Watch series last month to break her silence over the college admissions scandal that centered on her two parents, Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli.
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"It was frustrating, but at the end of the day I felt like people understood how I was feeling," said Banfield-Norris, 67, on the Keep It podcast, told PEOPLE. The Red Table Talk co-host called Olivia Jade during her appearance on the virtual series and asked her to review her white privilege.
Read more: Lori Loughlin's daughter Olivia Jade talks about college bribery scandal via "RTT"
“There were some things that were a little frustrating. As a 21-year-old young adult, I felt like she needed to be much more aware of what was going on in the world, and that was a little frustrating, ”said Banfield-Norris.
Olivia Jade, Red Table Talk / Twitter
"I've heard people post comments like," Well, kids don't watch the news. "Please. The news on television isn't the only place you know what's going on with the world, and if you believe that, you're old! Because young people don't depend on the news - my generation doesn't depend on it." on the news. I'm on my phone and on social media all the time, "she added.
theGrio previously reported that Loughlin, 58, and her fashion designer husband Mossinmo Giannulli, 57) were convicted by a federal judge in August for paying half a million dollars in bribes to their two daughters Olivia Jade, 21 and Isabella Rose to get, 22, into the University of Southern California. Loughlin, best known as Aunt Becky in the sitcom Full House, is serving a two-month sentence in a federal prison in Northern California, while Giannulli recently began his five-month sentence.
Olivia Jade appeared on Red Table Talk to speak to Banfield-Norris and co-hosts Jada Pinkett Smith and Willow Smith about the aftermath of their parents' arrests. After the conversation, Banfield-Norris had the feeling that the young woman still had a lot to learn.
"There's just a lot of education that she has to do for herself," she said. "But I understand that this is the world they are in. Her life experiences haven't put her into the space where she really needs to take care of things like that. I don't really know how to go about this because it's about how you grew up and who you're exposed to. "
Read more: Red Table Talk confronts Lori Loughlin's daughter with her "white privilege"
During the episode, Banfield-Norris asked Giannulli, “Do you understand why different people in the community would be upset? Do you understand why I would be upset that you are here, what you have all done, and what damage it has done? "
Lori Loughlin leaves John Joseph Moakley's U.S. courthouse after appearing in federal court in Boston, Massachusetts on April 3, 2019 on charges of the admissions scandal. (Photo by Paul Marotta / Getty Images)
She also noted how "ironic" it is that Giannulli selected three black women to search for their redemption story. "
"I feel like here, [a] white woman who comes to black women for support when we don't get the same from them," she said. Banfield-Norris added: "Your stay here is the epitome of white privilege for me."
Loughlin reported to prison on October 30th. She is serving a two month sentence at FCI Dublin in Northern California.
Her husband is reportedly being held in isolation in a federal prison near Santa Barbara, California. He is serving a five-month sentence and is expected to be released in April.
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Adrienne Banfield-Norris' contribution to a "frustrating" RTT interview with Olivia Jade was first published by TheGrio.
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