New York magazine calls ‘nepotist kids’ Dakota Johnson, Zoë Kravitz and more: ‘She has her mother’s eyes and her surrogate’

New York Magazineyear-end cover photo took a bold stance, choosing to call the “nepotist children” of our time.

titled Baby Nepo’s Year, the cover highlights actors as well as musicians, who have become famous thanks to their famous parents and their connections.

Those called out in the post include 50 shades actress Dakota Johnsondaughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, Zo Kravitzdaughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet and Lily-Rose Deppdaughter of Johnny Depp and model Vanessa Paradis.

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Dakota Johnson and dad Don Johnson attend the How To Be Single premiere in New York in 2016.
Dakota Johnson is the daughter of two now separated actors Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson. (Getty)

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Throughout, the article quotes industry insiders revealing how ‘specialist babies’, or ‘nepo babies’ for short, are often unfairly tried because of their names and connections. .

“A lot of the children of celebrities are not wise,” admitted one casting director.

Meanwhile, another recalled, “Someone once said to me, ‘We should hire this person because their parents are coming to the opening night.'”

Lenny Kravitz and Zoe Kravitz attend the Saint Laurent show as part of Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020/2021 on February 25, 2020 in Paris, France.
Zoë Kravitz is the daughter of now separated couple Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet. (Getty)

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The article goes on to make some scathing claims, such as “Here’s the infant motto: Try and if you don’t succeed the first time, remember you’re still a celebrity’s child, because so try, try again.”

It even quotes the tagline, “She has her mother’s eyes. And the representative.”

Online, viewers are divided by articles.

“Thanks. It’s important for all young people and beginners to realize that they have very little chance of getting a job when politics in Hollywood is so specific,” he said. someone wrote on Instagramto support it.

While, someone else on Twitter shared“However, this is nothing new. Angelina Jolie, Sean Astin, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Anniston, etc. Hollywood has always been and will always be filled with babies.”

Actress Jennifer Aniston, left, poses with her father, actor John Aniston, after she was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles on February 23, 2012.
Some online users say that the “nepo baby” culture is not new, only older stars like Jennifer Aniston, who have benefited from their familial ties. (AP)

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Throughout the year, many of Hollywood’s ‘nepo babies’ have gone to great lengths to affirm that they have worked hard to achieve success.

In a recent interview with ElleLily-Rose Depp said she was labeled ‘nepo baby’ “does not mean anything

“It’s weird for me to make someone think they’re just there because it’s a generational thing,” said the model and actress.

“It makes no sense. If someone’s mom or dad is a doctor, and then the kid becomes a doctor, you’re not going to be like, ‘Well, you’re just a doctor because your parents are a Doctor.’ It was like, ‘No, I went to medical school and trained,'” she said.

Lily-Rose Depp and her mother Vanessa Paradis attend the Chanel Cruise 2020 Collection: Front Row at Le Grand Palais on May 3, 2019 in Paris, France.
Lily-Rose Depp says the infant label is toned down and emphasizes that privileged A-class babies still need to work hard to achieve success. (Getty)

“Maybe you’ve put your foot in the door, but you’re still just in the door. There’s a lot more work to be done after that,” she added.

Meanwhile, Maude Apatow, daughter of famous executive producer Judd Apatow and actress Leslie Mann said the label made her “sad”.

“It made me sad at first,” she said in an interview with Net-A-Porter. “I try not to let that happen to me because obviously I understand that I’m in such a fortunate position.”

She added: “A lot of people [in a similar position] proved myself over the years, so I have to move on and do a good job. It’s still too early in my career, I don’t have much to show yet, but hopefully one day I’ll be really proud of what I’ve accomplished myself.”

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