Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow has called the term “nepo baby” an “ugly label” after her daughter Apple Martin began her modeling career at a Chanel show, reports “Sky News”.
The term “nepo baby,” derived from “nepotism,” refers to children of celebrities who are successful in similar professions. This term became popular online last year when the public noticed that many rising stars were related to established stars.
Paltrow: “No one would criticize a child who wants to follow his father into the medical profession”
In an interview with Bustle, Paltrow explained that there is a culture and prejudice against famous people’s children. She defended her daughter and emphasized that there was nothing wrong with taking up her parents’ profession.
As an example, she said that no one would criticize a child who says he wants to be a doctor like his father and grandfather. Gwyneth Paltrow, who comes from an artistic family herself – her parents are the director Bruce Paltrow and the Emmy and Tony award-winning actress Blythe Danner – hopes that her children can always do what they want without fear of judgment from others “Sky News”.
Paltrow supports Bieber’s open approach to the issue
According to Sky News, Paltrow also commented on Hailey Bieber, Alex Baldwin’s niece. Earlier this year, Bieber wore a shirt that read “nepo baby.” Paltrow responded positively to an Instagram picture of Bieber in the shirt, saying she could use a few of these shirts.