Lily-Rose Depp ‘Nepo Baby’ Talk Gets Fan Backlash For Being ‘Out Of Touch’
Lily-Rose Depp, daughter of actor Johnny Depp and model Vanessa Paradis, has faced backlash online after commenting on claims she was a “Nepo baby” in an interview.
The term refers to the word “nepotism,” meaning “favoring (as in appointment to a job) by virtue of kinship,” as defined by Merriam-Webster. Many famous people whose parents live in Hollywood have been accused of nepotism over the years, and many more have spoken out about the challenges they faced despite being born in privilege, including Ireland Baldwin, Kendall Jenner, Lily Collins, and more.
On Wednesday, ell published an interview with Lily-Rose in which the 23-year-old model and actor spoke about being in the spotlight.
“The internet cares a lot more about who your family is than the people you cast in terms of casting,” she told the magazine. “You might get your foot in the door, but you still have your foot in the door. After that comes a lot of work.”
She continued, “It’s weird for me to reduce someone to the idea that they’re only there because it’s a generational thing. It just doesn’t make sense.
“If someone’s mother or father is a doctor and then the child becomes a doctor, you’re not going to say, ‘Well, you’re just a doctor because your parents are doctors.’ It’s like, ‘No, I went to medical school and got an education.’”
The comments sparked a backlash from fans online.
“That’s the problem with rich people who were born into privilege. You literally have no idea what the average person has to do just to get the resources and opportunities they were born with,” said one user commentedwith over 46,000 likes.
“Why do Nepo babies always deny their privilege? Like a girl you are rich. Your money and status have contributed to your career and that’s okay…” added another in a comment.
“I know we all love a good homemade girl story, but Lily-Rose Depp absolutely isn’t,” said one user wrote.
“Lily-Rose Depp complains that people call her a nepotism kid when she’s 5’7″ and walking for Chanel lmao GIRL,” another tweeted.
“This girl is so upset my god,” one person wrote on Twitter.
Jack Nicholson’s reported daughter shared a series of Instagram Story posts, slamming Lily-Rose’s comments.
“Things could be worse girl trust me!!” wrote 28-year-old Tessa Gourin. “I’d be thrilled to use my ‘Nepo Baby’ title (which I can’t claim because it’s not considered ‘legitimate’) if it meant coming into the room and showing off my talent and skill could. You know how hard is it to get an audition anyway?! Not to mention an agent/manager?! Now are we going to cry about this?!!!”
news week reached out to a Lily-Rose Depp representative for comment.
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