Full House star Lori Loughlin DEFENDS YouTube star daughter after car crash, insisting she 'has not' filmed herself while driving - despite the teen vowing never to 'vlog' at the wheel 'again'
- The actress, 53, spoke about her daughter's crash at LAX on Tuesday, claiming the teen does not film herself while driving and hasn't done so in the past
- Olivia Jade Giannulli, 17, previously shared a video, which has now disappeared from her YouTube channel, detailing the car crash
- The teenager, who has 948,000 subscribers, said she was at a red light when a truck smashed into her vehicle from behind, sending her into the car in front
- In the same video, Olivia can be seen recording herself while driving and singing at the wheel while on camera while on her way to the hair salon
- She can then be seen shortly after the crash, wearing the same outfit and jewelry, her hair still straightened from the hair appointment
- 'I don't know if the man who hit me was texting or just wasn't paying attention, but please always always look at the road when you're driving,' she wrote
- After the crash, Olivia vowed never to vlog or text while driving again because she realized how dangerous distracted driving can be
Lori Loughlin is defending her YouTube star daughter after the teenager filmed herself while driving not long before getting into a scary car crash.
The Full House star, 53, spoke out about her daughter's car crash at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday. She claimed during an exchange with TMZ that her daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli, 17, does not film herself while driving and hasn't done so in the past.
However despite her mother's claims, Olivia, who has 948,000 subscribers on YouTube, shared a video on Sunday, which has since been deleted, in which she could clearly be seen recording herself and singing at the wheel while driving, on the day that the car crash took place.
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Responding: Lori Loughlin (left) is defending her YouTube star daughter Olivia (right) after the teenager filmed herself while driving not long before getting into a scary car crash
Dangerous: Olivia, who has 948,000 subscribers on YouTube, previously shared a video, which now appears to be deleted, in which she could be seen recording herself at the wheel
Sharing: The 17-year-old detailed the car crash in a vlog (pictured) she posted on Sunday on her YouTube channel, where she typically shares make-up and fashion videos
Footage: The vlog includes shots of the road (pictured), and images of Olivia singing along with several songs, including Stevie Wonder's Signed, Sealed, Delivered
'She was not recording,' Loughlin insisted to TMZ after being questioned by a photographer at LAX airport. Asked whether Olivia has filmed herself while driving in the past, the actress denied it strongly, at one point responding: 'No, she has not.'
As she made her way out of the airport and stopped to sign an autograph, Loughlin she would 'have a word with her as a mother' if she knew Olivia was filming herself while driving, and said she has already had 'a word' with her daughter about posting the now-defunct video.
Olivia previously detailed her terrifying car crash in a vlog posted on Sunday on her YouTube channel, where she typically shares make-up and fashion videos.
The teen, who recorded footage before, during and after the crash, said she was at a red light when a truck smashed into her vehicle from behind, sending her into the car in front of her, while she was on her way back from a hair appointment in LA.
In the same video, Olivia can be seen recording herself on camera while driving to the salon.
Her vlog includes shots of the road, and images of herself singing along with several songs, including Stevie Wonder's Signed, Sealed, Delivered.
In the moment: Following a hair appointment, Olivia appears during the car crash, after the collision. Visibly frazzled, she gets of her vehicle (pictured) and asks: 'What happened?'
Check-in: After trying to drive home, she gives her viewers an update from her parked vehicle. 'I'm not hurt. My head hurts a little, but I was just more panicked I think,' she says
Damaged: The vlogger explains that she got back on the road after the crash and tried to drive home, but a man had her pull over and told her her car wasn't safe to drive anymore
The video then documents Olivia's hair appointment, showing the beauty guru going to the salon, and then, shortly after with darker roots and freshly straightened hair, as she prepares to leave the beauty parlor.
Olivia next appears during the car crash, after the collision. Visibly frazzled, she describes the moment as 'very scary' and tells the camera she is 'shaking' before getting out of her vehicle and asking: 'What happened?'
In those moments, Olivia is wearing the same denim jacket she wore earlier in her video, as well as the same cross pendant earrings.
A little later, after trying to drive home, she gives her viewers an update from her parked vehicle. 'I'm not hurt. My head hurts a little, but I was just more panicked I think,' she says.
The vlogger later explained that a police officer was nearby at the time of the crash and stopped traffic so that the people involved could pull onto the side of the road and exchange information.
Beauty guru: The teen (pictured in an Instagram shot in April) has previously revealed that her mom inspired her passion for cosmetics
Pledge: As she posted her vlog, Olivia pledged never to text or drive at the wheel again, emphasizing how dangerous it is to drive while distracted
In her video, Olivia explains that she got back on the road after the crash and tried to drive home, but heard a truck driver honking at her insistently.
The man signaled that she should pull over, and according to Olivia, he turned out to be an off-duty AAA employee who had witnessed the crash.
'He said my car was smoking from the back (which I couldn't see) and he told me that my car was super unsafe to drive in because it could explode with me in it,' Olivia wrote in her vlog's description.
Her car ultimately got towed and the teen waited for her mother and sister to take her home.
As she posted her vlog, Olivia pledged never to text or drive at the wheel again, emphasizing how dangerous it is to drive while distracted.
'I am so lucky that I am okay and that the other people in the crash are okay too. It is so scary being in the world and it really put things into perspective for me,' she wrote.
'I don't know if the man who hit me was texting or just purely wasn't paying attention, but please always always look at the road when you're driving. I promise to never vlog, text, etc. when I drive again because not only could you injure yourself, but you could hurt or kill another person.'
Response: Olivia repeated her pledge in her reply to a concerned comment, writing: 'I totally agree. Safety first and Iwill never be doing any of that again'
Following: Olivia (pictured as a child with her mother) has acquired almost half a million viewers who enjoy taking a peek at her lifestyle and beauty routines
Vow: 'I promise to never vlog, text, etc. when I drive again because not only could you injure yourself, but you could hurt or kill another person,' Olivia wrote next to her vlog
While the YouTuber received support from her fans, others pointed out that vlogging at the wheel is reckless and acknowledged how much they dislike seeing YouTube stars engaging in that behavior in their videos.
Other YouTube stars, such as 27-year-old Zoe Sugg, known as Zoella, have previously been slammed for recording herself while driving.
'I'm glad you're okay—but I really have to say I hope this is a lesson to everyone thinking it's okay to text, OR vlog or make insta/snapchat while driving because IT IS NOT OKAY!!!' one viewer wrote in what is now the top comment on Olivia's video.
'I never commented on ur videos Olivia, but it always really irritated me that u like so many other xoutoubers [sic] are vlogging while driving.. and while maybe the camera isn't in ur hands or wtv, still your focus wont 100% be on the street and driving.
'[I'm] not trying to hate.. Anything can happen at anytime even to the most careful driver but still.. don't drink and drive, don't text and drive, don't vlog and drive... just drive and be safe please.'
Olivia repeated her pledge in her reply, writing: 'I totally agree. Safety first and Iwill never be doing any of that again.'
Another viewer thanked the author of the original comment, adding: 'It always bothers me that soooo many YouTubers are driving with one hand, and holding the camera with the other while looking at the camera the whole ride!
'And usually no one in the comments points it out, and then they get surprised when they get into a crush [sic].'
Someone else pointed out that driving while vlogging doesn't set a good example for viewers.
'It pisses me off so much when youtubers/insta people film/take pics while driving,' that person wrote. 'I've now just started unfollowing whoever does that because it's so dangerous and is the wrong message to send people.'
Olivia, the daughter of Loughlin, who played Aunt Becky on Full House, surpassed half a million subscribers in December last year.
She has since acquired thousands of more viewers, who enjoy taking a peek at her lifestyle and beauty routines.
The teen has previously revealed that her mom inspired her passion for cosmetics, which in turn prompted her to start her YouTube channel.
'What initially got me into this was watching our mom get her makeup done for events,' Olivia told Teen Vogue last year. 'It’s pretty special that as a kid I got to learn proper techniques from watching professionals.'
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