On Sunday, the 20-year-old social media influencer posted her first video on YouTube since news of the College admissions scandal, who claimed that Giannulli's parents – actress Lori Loughlin and designer Mossimo Giannulli – bribed the University of Southern California for Olivia's admission.
Giannulli previously posted makeup and fashion tutorials, accumulating nearly 2 million followers.
In the 2-minute video titled "Hi Again," Giannulli talked about the recent scandal.
"I know (there is) something that needs to be addressed," said Giannulli, explaining that he had difficulty deciding when to return to the platform. "The reason for (my absence) is that I don't have legal permission to talk about what's happening now."
Giannulli's latest video was posted 8 months ago, just a few days before the news of the scandal.
"A part of me is like 'Should I go back to YouTube now?' Because it's been so long, and I really miss it. Like, I really miss filming," she said. "I feel like a big part of me isn't the same, because this is something I'm really in love with and something I really enjoy doing, but I didn't know either."
"I debated for 7 or 8 months, like, 'Well, if I can't talk about it, is there a reason to come back and not be able to say anything?'" She told the audience.
"It's no use talking to the camera for 10 minutes about how I wish I could say something when I really can't. Then I'll leave it at that," she said, thanking fans for their patience. .
YouTuber said making the choice to return was "so hard".
"Although I'm afraid to make this video and come back, I know I also want to start taking small steps in the right direction for people who are doing DM (direct messages)," said Giannulli. "The moral of the story is I missed you so much, and I'm really excited to start shooting again and start uploading, and I hope you like the vlog."