These Celebs Are Responding To Being Called A “Nebo Baby” – Here’s Why Critics Say They Missed The Point

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after eagle f New York Magazine This week published a comprehensive guide to the Hollywood world of “children of Nebo”—celebs with famous parents or siblings who benefited from their family connections—some of the stars are speaking out against the story and the term, which has gained popularity this year on social media.

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O’Shea Jackson Jr. — who played his father, rapper and actor Ice Cube, in the movie Straight from Comptonchirp He had to “lift my ass up and make it work” to get the role, saying “Once the door opened, I had to walk through it and thrive.”

Model Lottie Moss, sister to model Kate Moss, said she was “so sick of people blaming nepotism for not being rich and famous or successful,” though she admitted that “people who come from famous families get ahead.”

Singer Lily Allen, who is the daughter of a producer and actor, chirp “The new kids you have to worry about are those who work in law firms, who work in banks, who work in politics.”

Actress Eve Howson, daughter of singer Bono, joked, “Actually, I was so devastated I didn’t mention in the new kids article like they didn’t watch my hit show.” Bad sistersbefore learning it was included in the widget.

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Although the concept of nepotism in Hollywood and other industries is not new, the term “nepo baby” gained popularity earlier this year on TikTok, when users discussed and discovered that some of their favorite stars had family ties. The hashtag #nepobaby has over 117 million views on the app. Just days after it was posted, File New York Magazine Stories has become Some of the publication’s most read articles in 2022. The story and its guide included everyone from Hollywood royalty and A-listers like Laura Dern and Robert Downey Jr. to up-and-comings like Michael Gandolfini and Margaret Qualley.

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As the phrase gained popularity, some “nepo baby” stars were asked to answer their claims to fame in interviews. Emily in Paris She told the star Lily Collins, daughter of singer Phil Collins Vogue France Last month “It was out of the question that people would think I’m using a free pass thanks to my name. I’m proud of my dad, but I wanted to be me, not just his daughter. So, I was willing to wait until I could make it happen.” Actress Maude Apatow, daughter of actress Leslie Mann and director Judd Apatow, said in September that she felt “heartbroken” at being described as “the baby of Nebo.” “Obviously, I understand that I’m in such a fortunate position. So many people [in a similar position] They have proven themselves over the years, so I have to keep going and do good work.” Model and actress Lily-Rose Depp, daughter of Johnny Depp and model Vanessa Paradis, faced backlash from the fashion world and beyond last month when she said: “If His mom or dad was a doctor, and then the kid becomes a doctor, you’re not going to be like, ‘Well, you’re a doctor just because your dad is a doctor. It’s like, ‘No, I went to medical school and trained.’ “I wouldn’t be where I am, I wouldn’t be where I am now and can do what I can do if it weren’t for my father,” said the younger Baldwin. “I really think where you go wrong is in denying it.”


some readers They rated the stars’ backlash to the piece as deafening, not realizing the true weight that connections carry in such a self-made industry, as acting and singing. Others have called for similar schemes in other industries where links carry a heavy weight in creating opportunity, such as journalism.

Further reading

How is a Nebo (eagle) baby born?

A Comprehensive Yet Definitive Guide to Hollywood’s Nebo Virus (Vulture)

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