• The conversation around “nepo babies” in show business is not new and has resurfaced recently due to social media
• Various celebrities have differing opinions on their privilege, including those like Emma Roberts who push back on the notion
• Stars like Kate Hudson and Elizabeth Olsen view the entertainment business as a family tradition, while others like Lily-Rose Depp acknowledge their privilege and talent
Here is what happened:
Hailey Bieber has thrown some shade at the internet over the ongoing conversation about nepotism in Hollywood. The discussion has been on for a while, but it recently gained even more attention thanks to TikTok. It is no secret that many movie stars with famous last names come from a family of entertainers. When news travels through social media, the dialogue has reached new heights.
It is apparent that working in movies is often a family business. Tom Hanks emphasized how the acting industry has been a part of his entire family’s history. Similarly, Kate Hudson has stated that she recognizes that she comes from a storytelling family and that everyone in her family is involved in it. Kaia Gerber feels privileged and also acknowledges the impact of her family’s name but points out that her success is not due to nepotism. Elizabeth Olsen has worked hard to make a name for herself in the industry outside of her sisters’ shadow. However, according to her, it did come with insecurities.
Zoë Kravitz and Lily-Rose Depp have both had to deal with people’s preconceived notions about them. And they have both had to prove themselves repeatedly. In her interviews, Lily-Rose has asked people to focus on her work rather than cast judgment. Despite coming from famous parents, Kaia, Elizabeth, and other celebrities maintain that talent is vital for getting jobs, whether your parents are famous or not. Such discussions are significant since they give an insight into the privileges and challenges that celebrity children face in the entertainment industry. Many believe that the talent eventually pays off, and for them, recognizing their privilege has been important.