Liam Gallagher has some brutal words for people who are whining about nepotism babies
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Plenty of celebrities have weighed in their thoughts about nepo babies - a term popularised by New York Magazine - including Jamie Lee Curtis, Kaia Gerber and Zoë Kravitz, but the former Oasis bandmate is the latest to speak out.
The the musician posted: “All this snizzle about famous folks kids out earning a crust least they’re not out mugging old people zip it ya jealous ugly f**ks LG x.”
His comments left Twitter divided, as one person wrote: “He’s lowkey a little wise.”
Another shared: “There’s nothing wrong with posh kids being successful, the problem is posh kids pretending to be poor.”
While another said: “Guessing one of his kids has just done a nepotism then.”
He’s lowkey a little wise. https://t.co/OqqBc0GWVx— fake plastic knees (@femaleuncle) February 22, 2023
There’s nothing wrong with posh kids being successful, the problem is posh kids pretending to be poor. https://t.co/mkRH8PefNl— Y-it (@tweefunk) February 21, 2023
Guessing one of his kids has just done a nepotism then https://t.co/1dkUkL8jKS— M . C . R (@MoniqueCherrie) February 21, 2023
Nepo babies have been the subject of criticism as of late.
According to Vulture writer Nate Jones: “Today, they’re [nepo babies] not only abundant — they’re thriving. In an industry built on reboots, a famous last name can be valuable intellectual property.”
He says the people began poking fun at nepotism following Operation Varsity Blues in 2019, where wealthy parents used fraudulent methods to get their children into top American universities.
He writes: “By exposing the inner workings of the process in humiliating detail, down to staged photos of the applicants posing on rowing machines, it stripped them of their mystique. Nepotism became funny.”
And fuel was added to the fire when Lily-Rose Depp, an actor, model and the daughter of Johnny Depp, entered the chat.
During a profile with Elle Magazine, she said: “The internet cares a lot more about who your family is than the people who are casting you in things.
"Maybe you get your foot in the door, but you still just have your foot in the door. There's a lot of work that comes after that."
Soon after the profile, Italian model Vittoria Ceretti spoke about nepo babies in her industry, explaining how their privileges have cushioned their career beginnings.
She said, via an Instagram story: “You can tell me your sad little story about it (even at the end of the day you can still always go cry on your dad’s couch in your villa in Malibu), but how about not being able to pay for your flight back home to your family?
"Waiting hours to do a fitting/casting just to see a nepo baby walk past you from the warm seat of her/his Mercedes with her/his driver and her/his friend/assistant/agent taking care of HER/HIS MENTAL HEALTH.
“You have no f**king idea how much it takes to make people respect you. TAKES YEARS. You just get it [for] free day one.”