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'DWTS' Season 30: Olivia Jade on show due to college admissions scandal, say fans

Audiences did not take pleasantly to Olivia Jade being a contestant, questioned why was she on the show
UPDATED SEP 21, 2021
Olivia Jade with partner Val Chmerkovskiy on 'Dancing With The Stars' Season 30 (ABC)
Olivia Jade with partner Val Chmerkovskiy on 'Dancing With The Stars' Season 30 (ABC)

Season 30 of 'Dancing With The Stars' is here, and the premiere was all about this season's celebrity lineup showcasing their talent on the main stage. As per usual, the stars are a mixed bag of celebrities, each with their own unique talent that gives them an added edge when it comes to their performances.

Among them is Olivia Jade, an American YouTuber and a daughter of actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli. Jade was most recently in the news for being involved in a college admissions scandal and came onto the show with a negative reputation. Olivia made her debut with partner Val Chmerkovskiy dancing a salsa to the song ' Juice' by Lizzo. This was Jade's first professional work after the controversy. Read on to know more about the performance.


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Judge Derek told the pair the performance was well done with Olivia having great legs. Judge Carrie Ann said the performance was great and she should be proud with the only advise being to work on her shoulder movements. The other judges commented that Jade has taken well to performing with Judge Glenn saying the dance was clear but could have been spicier. Olivia and Val got a score of 25 out of 40. Although the judges were positive about the pair fans didn't share the same sentiments. Here's what fans had to say.

A viewer commented, " Who watches that show anymore? And said that "nobody cares about Olivia Jade". Another user questioned why was Olivia even on the show. They said she was only on as a contestant due to the college admisssions scandal. Another user tweeted: "Why tf is olivia jade on 'DWTS' ". Yet another viewer shared the same sentiment after seeing Jade star on the latest season. 

Another viewer brought up the topic of White privilege saying the justice system is a joke and White people get away with murder every day while POC sit for life in jail over petty charges. They further said Jade does not deserve a second change but has millions of idiot followers supporting her. A viewer also commented about Jade being tone deaf and saying she's an influencer. 







Watch 'Dancing With The Stars' on Monday at 8/7c on ABC. You can also stream the Episodes on and Hulu.