O'Shea Jackson Jr. offers his thoughts on the "Nepo Babies" debate
by Ana Walia | Thu, 22 Dec 2022 19:36:36 GMT
O’Shea Jackson Jr. also has some thoughts to share on "Nepo Babies." Image Source: Complex

O’Shea Jackson Jr. also has some thoughts to share on "Nepo Babies."

The Vulture Magazine cover story titled "How a Nepo Baby is Born" featuring actors including Dakota Johnson, Jack Quaid, Zoe Kravitz, Ben Platt, Maya Hawke, Lily-Rose Depp, and Lily Collins is currently the talk of the town. The cover story delves into the media industry's invisible network of family ties and how the entertainment industry's tried and true practice of giving the children of celebrities an advantage over those who do not belong to the industry works.

O’Shea Jackson Jr. is the latest person to comment on the story after Lily Allen and Lottie Moss. O’Shea Jackson Jr. is the son of rapper, actor, and filmmaker Ice Cube and shared in a series of tweets that his father told him that, in a perfect world, he would play him in Straight Outta Compton, adding that he was already in college for screenwriting at USC and he accepted the challenge.

O’Shea Jackson Jr. adds that after two years of auditioning, he eventually got the part, after which it was up to him. O’Shea Jackson Jr. added that he needed to get his ass up and figure things out for himself because his father really can not hold his hand the every time he was working. Even after departing HIS (Ice Cube's) agency and forming his team, the actor and rapper insisted that every decision was all his own, from the parts or ventures he picked to the hard work he decided to apply to it—his competence on the sets and marketing tours.

The actor mentioned that once the door was opened for him, everything was up to him on how he chose to walk through it and thrive, but he did say that none of it would have happened the way it did without the love of his father, noting the work he had put into getting them to a place of opportunity, and for him to ignore that or not accept and use it as a guide would have been a foolish decision and disrespectful. O’Shea Jackson Jr. said that he is grateful that he uses his teachings daily and mentioned that he says this to people who have a second or third-generational talent or wealth: "Embrace that shit."

In his final tweet, O’Shea Jackson Jr. stated that because it has been happening for centuries, they should not let anyone get into their heads or make them feel bad or less for their achievements. He added that he wishes that everyone in the world would be able to present opportunities for their children to succeed, and no matter how big or small, it’s something all parents work for. O’Shea Jackson Jr. went on to say that knowing the parents who work multiple jobs to put their children through school and create opportunities is a parent's goal

It is always essential to put your family first, the 31-year-old actor said, saying that everyone who reads this must set the road for their family's future generations by modeling self-love and family love for them. The term "lucky" is utterly heartbreaking to actress Maude Apatow, who is the daughter of Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow, according to a September interview with Net-A-Porter. However, she tries to keep it from troubling her because she understands that many individuals who are in a similar situation have proven themself over time, so she must persist longer and create good work.

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The son of Eugene Levy, actor, writer, and director Dan Levy said to Page Six in 2018 that he never sought guidance from his father when he first began his acting career since he was concerned about being perceived as a product of nepotism. Lily Allen, whose parents are actor Keith Allen and film producer Alison Owen, joined the debate this week to defend nepotistic babies and pose a more fundamental query. If individuals are talking about practical consequences and stripping people of opportunities, then nepo babies working for law firms, banks, and politicians are the ones that everyone ought to be concerned about. Before someone goes ahead and accuses her of being an nepo baby herself, she will be the one to tell everyone that she honestly deserve nothing, she said, stressing that it's none of her concern.

By pointing out that her "rich childhood" provided chances and that her opinion has evolved now that she is 40, Lily Allen went to Twitter to explain her position on the subject, when she was in her twenties, she was very dismissive about it and she felt like she had worked extremely hard and did deserve the achievement that she had, that people are connected with her songs, and that they songs came from her. Lily explained that she also had a difficult relationship with a number of her family members at that time, so it felt difficult for her to acknowledge her successes to them. However, she noted that she does believe that nepotistic babies are being used as a sort of target here; there has to be a broader, societal conversation about wealth inequality and the absence of funding for programs. Lily said that she thinks that was the point she is making to make, maybe poorly, and stated that she promises that she is not backing a group of people in an industry that all had upbringings similar to hers.

Despite how entertaining it is to make fun of the kids of famous people, she genuinely believes that people will not find a true solution before even identifying the root of the issue. Nepo infants feel feelings.