Lottie Moss, the half sister of supermodel Kate Moss, appeared to deactivate her Twitter account Thursday after going through criticism for her feedback on so-called nepotism infants.
The buzzy time period, usually abbreviated to “nepo babies,” has been used to condescendingly describe kids born into superstar households. A New York Journal cowl story this week was accompanied by “An All But Definitive Guide to the Hollywood Nepo-Verse,” which pointed to “Euphoria” actor Maude Apatow — the daughter of Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann — and Madonna’s daughter Lourdes Leon as examples.
Lottie Moss, who’s herself a mannequin, wasn’t talked about within the article. However niece Lila Grace Moss appeared in one other New York Journal characteristic, “The Catwalk Nepoti,” which cataloged a handful of “second-generation somebodies” within the trade.
On Wednesday, Lottie Moss hit again on the suggestion that members of well-known households obtain preferential therapy from movie casting and modeling companies, in addition to in different industries.
“I’m so sick of people blaming nepotism for why they aren’t rich and famous or successful,” she wrote, as reported by Individuals and by The Unbiased.
“Obviously it’s not fair that people who come from famous families are getting a leg up because of that but guess what? Life isn’t fair,” she continued. “If you put your mind to something you can accomplish anything! So instead of being negative about other peoples success go and try and create your own!”
Not surprisingly, Moss’ remarks drew a heated response on-line. Many discovered the feedback to be patronizing at greatest and prompt that she’d be higher served by acknowledging her privilege.
“Yikes. For many this is their first introduction to you and this is how you choose to do it,” creator Bolu Babalola tweeted. “A choice!”
“Do: be talented,” added journalist Ellen C. Scott. “Don’t: do whatever Lottie Moss is up to right now.”
Moss made her first official modeling look in a 2014 challenge of Teen Vogue and coated the French version of Vogue two years later with male mannequin Fortunate Blue Smith.
In fact, she’s hardly the primary to stir controversy as regards to nepo infants. Final month, Lily-Rose Depp acquired an analogous response when she pushed again on “preconceived ideas” about her success as a mannequin and an actor.
“I know my childhood didn’t look like everybody’s childhood, and it’s a very particular thing to deal with, but it’s also the only thing that I know,” Depp, who’s the daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis, informed informed Elle journal. “It’s weird to me to reduce somebody to the idea that they’re only there because it’s a generational thing. It just doesn’t make any sense.”