Lori Loughlin’s daughter is being criticized for allegedly vlogging while driving just before getting into a car accident.
Olivia Jade Giannulli, 17, who has a YouTube following of nearly 1 million subscribers, posted a video Sunday detailing the crash, and featuring video filmed both before and after the incident while driving, the Daily Mail reported. The video has since been taken down.
Giannulli said a truck hit her vehicle from behind while she was waiting at a red light. She than attempted to continue driving, but a AAA driver who happened to witness the accident honked at her, and informed her that the back of her car was smoking.
“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,” Giannulli said.
Still, a number of fans took issue with the fact that Giannulli had been vlogging while driving in the first place. “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 person commented on the YouTube video before it was taken down.
Loughlin has spoken out to defend her daughter in a video on TMZ, claiming that the piece in the Daily Mail had “misrepresented” the incident. “She was not on her phone. That was all absolute BS,” the “Fuller House” star insists.