Discourse on Twitter took a much-needed break from Elon Musk this week when Vulture published an article titled “How a Nepo Baby Is Born,” which seemingly put on blast the seedy underbelly of established celebs grooming their children for mainstream success. Because apparently, those who don’t remember when Girls premiered on HBO are doomed to repeat it.
After all, it’s not like Hollywood nepotism is a new phenomenon. Of course children born with inherited looks and talent are going to follow in the footsteps of their famous parents. And shortly after the article went viral on Monday, singer-songwriter Lily Allen jumped into the fray to defend herself and point out that nepotism isn’t purely a phenomenon within the entertainment industry.