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Jameela Jamil Says Nepo Babies Need To Acknowledge Their 'Privilege' & 'Move On!'

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By Fiyin Olowokandi on December 31, 2022 at 5:00 AM EST

Jameela Jamil has dropped her two cents on the potent "nepo baby" topic of conversation.

The discussion — which is based on the assumption that children with well-connected parents or those born into wealth amass more career opportunities — was rekindled online after a New York Magazine cover story highlighted Nepo babies in the film industry.

The British actress has now joined the bunch of other stars to speak on the dynamics of the dialogue as it is becoming a subject matter that must now be addressed.

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Jameela Jamil Has Some Words For Nepo Babies

The one-time "Channel 4" host took to her Instagram story to share her thoughts on the topic with her 3.7M followers.

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Jameela Jamil out and about in New York City
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Jamil began her address by empathizing with the persons of interest over the continuous poke at their life with the words, "Because the back and forth on this is getting dull... yes, the nick-name must be a little grating and is deliberately patronizing. And that's a bit shit because you have your own human trials and struggles."

Nonetheless, she did not hesitate to enlighten them on their need for accountability and acknowledgment of their privileges in respect of talent and hard work. She noted, "But all you have to say is the truth, that while you may have earned your place, your start was handed to you on a silver platter. That doesn't make you un-talented. It just makes you extremely lucky, and you just need to acknowledge that and move on."

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The Diet Suppressant critic is not without the understanding that not all "Nepo Babies" become household names or achieve success in their careers, but she stands by the validity of their liberties being an added advantage.

"You worked harder than other nepo babies to get where you are now, sure, but you sure as shit didn't work as hard as the people working three shitty jobs to try to eat/make rent while trying to make their wildest dreams come true, with zero access, against all odds."

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Conclusively, the 36-year-old ascertained that everyone has a bit of privilege which they wield, and these various capacities merit them whether they agree or not. She advised, "So let's all just move on. I'm more privileged than an actor with a disability. But I'm less privileged than you. We all exist on a scale of privilege, and to deny it and use the "hard work" argument is not only pretty ludicrous, but it also pours gasoline on the fire."

Here's What Jamie Lee Curtis Thinks Of 'Nepo Babies' Title

Jameela Jamil gives thoughts on Nepo Babies

Regardless of the fair opinion of "The Good Place" star, an OG in the pool of Nepotism has an opposite view on the subject matter, as reported by The Blast.

Jamie Lee Curtis is the daughter of actors Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh. As an actress herself, it is not far-fetched that some people would give her the label as well. After all, the likes of Lily Rose-Depp, Maude Apatow, Zoë Kravitz, Kate Hudson, and Maya Hawke were featured in a New York Magazine as the face of Hollywood Nepotism. 

The "Halloween" actress accompanied a photograph of her parents and herself posted to her millions of followers on Instagram with the caption, "There's not a day in my professional life that goes by without my being reminded that I am the daughter of movie stars." 

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She expressed in the long-winded caption that it was uncalled for to assume famous family members contribute to the longevity of a career choice.

She wrote, "It's curious how we immediately make assumptions and snide remarks that someone related to someone else who is famous in their field for their art would somehow have no talent whatsoever. I have come to learn that is simply not true."

Curtis closed the caption by writing her friend, Robert Nold's catchphrase, "NOTE TO SELF: BE KIND, BE KIND; BE KIND." Kravitz also shared a similar view as Curtis, defending her craft and talent against the narrative being pushed by the magazine.

Kate Hudson Joins Other Celebrities To Downplay The Role Of Nepotism In The Industry

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Kate Hudson, who was included in the original publication, which sparked the discussion, also had a thing or two to say about the topic. Hudson is the daughter of iconic actors Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn. Also noteworthy is her relationship with famed director Danny Fujikawa. 

Per reports, while promoting her Netflix Movie "Glass Onion," the 43-year-old conveyed that the hard work of individuals should not be tainted by name-calling. She claimed she was more interested in whatever people had to offer rather than their family affiliation.

She bolstered her point by saying, "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."

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