Here Are The Nepo Babies Who Have Saltily Spoken Out About That ‘New York Mag’ Cover

Here Are The Nepo Babies Who Have Saltily Spoken Out About That ‘New York Mag’ Cover
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  • Celebs are reacting pretty strongly to that New York Mag’s nepo babies cover.

  • Several celeb kids have spoken out about the story, including Kate Moss’s sister Lottie Moss.

  • Allison Williams and Kate Hudson chose to chime in with their ~thoughts~ even more recently.


I think we can all agree that New York Mag’s nepo babies cover is one of the best of the year (other than every WH cover of 2022, of course 😘), and so far, the celebs who have spoken out about it aren’t exactly…reacting well!

Several celeb kids have spoken out about the story, including Kate Moss’s sister Lottie Moss.

In a tweet that has since been deleted due to backlash (the replies were truly lol), Lottie mused, “I’m so sick of people blaming nepotism for why they aren’t rich and famous or successful—obviously it’s not fair that people who come from famous families are getting a leg up because of that but guess what? Life isn’t fair—if you put your mind to something you can accomplish.”

Ohhh…kay!

Meanwhile, Ice Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson Jr. *also* dropped some tweets, saying in part, “My dad told me in a perfect world, I would play him in Straight Outta Compton. I was already in college for screenwriting at USC. I accepted the challenge. And auditioned for two years before getting the role. After that it was up to me, he couldn’t hold my hand through my career. I had to get my ass up and make it work. From the roles I chose. The work ethic I put into them. My professionalism on sets and promo tours. Even leaving HIS agency and goin’ to find a team of my own. Once the door was opened, it was up to me to walk through it and thrive.”

And Lily Allen (whose mom is a movie producer and whose dad is an actor) made her feelings known by tweeting, “The nepo babies y’all should be worrying about are the ones working for legal firms, the ones working for banks, and the ones working in politics, if we’re talking about real-world consequences and robbing people of opportunity. BUT that’s none of my business.”

She later clarified her comments in a series of tweets though, writing a follow-up thread saying in part, “Look, I seem to have riled people up with my comments about nepo babies. I am nearly 40 years of age and am more than happy, in fact I think it’s important to disclose what a privileged upbringing I’ve had and how that has created so many opportunities for me.”

Oh, and if you’re wondering if anyone hopped into the comments of New York Mag’s post, you can find Eve Hewson (Bono’s daughter) there, who simply wrote, “Jealous.”

And because the whole “nepotism in Hollywood” discourse is truly the gift that keeps on giving (even after the holidays lol), Allison Williams and Kate Hudson chose to chime in with their ~thoughts~ even more recently.

Allison, the daughter of former NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, spoke with Wired and revealed that, “It doesn't feel like a loss to admit it...If you trust your own skill, I think it becomes very simple to acknowledge.” 'Kay, it's deeeeeefinitely one of the less, erm, aggressive stances a celeb has taken in the wake of the New York Mag piece.

Kate, for her part, summed her opinion up pretty succinctly when speaking with The Independent: “The nepotism thing, I mean… I don’t really care.”

The daughter of legendary actor Goldie Hawn and musician Bill Hudson, Kate added that, ultimately, what ensures that people make it in the industry has more to do with their work ethic when it really comes down to it. “I don’t care where you come from, or what your relationship to the business is—if you work hard and you kill it, it doesn’t matter.”

The Glass Onion actor also took a Lily Allen-esque approach when she confessed to the publication that, “I actually think there are other industries where it’s [more common]. Maybe modeling? I see it in business way more than I see it in Hollywood. Sometimes I’ve been in business meetings where I’m like, ‘Wait, whose child is this? Like, this person knows nothing!’” No-ted!

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