Gwyneth Paltrow explains why she believes nepotism babies have to 'work twice as hard'

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By Asiya Ali

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Gwyneth Paltrow has claimed that nepotism babies have to work harder to prove themselves, despite admitting they have an "unfair" advantage.

The 49-year-old actress made an appearance on Hailey Bieber’s YouTube series Who’s In My Bathroom? and discussed topics ranging from skincare to wellness, and careers.

While the two made a smoothie, the 25-year-old model asked Paltrow about her viewpoint on the conversation surrounding people born into the rich and famous lifestyles.

The Iron Man actor, who is the daughter of actress Blythe Danner and late director Bruce Paltrow, said that she thinks celebrity children are not as advantaged in the industry as some people believe.

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“I mean, look, I think it’s fair because as the child of somebody, you get access that other people don’t have, so the playing field is not level in that way," Paltrow said.

"However, I really do feel that once your foot is in the door which you unfairly got in, then you have to work almost twice as hard and be twice as good," she continued.

The Shallow Hal actress explained that despite having a more leisurely path into their career, children of stars are more likely to be criticized by people who don't consider their success as a result of their familial connections.

"People are ready to pull you down and say you don’t belong there and you’re only there because of your dad or your mom or whatever the case may be," she said.

However, Paltrow told Bieber - whose father is actor Stephen Baldwin - that the scrutiny shouldn’t "limit" nepotism babies from what they wish to succeed in life.

"What I definitely believe is that nobody in the world, especially anybody that doesn’t know you, should have a negative impact on your path or the decision that you make," she added.

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Gwyneth Paltrow with father Bruce Paltrow and mother Blythe Danner. Credit: AFF / Alamy.

The actor’s thoughts on nepotism babies didn’t sit well with some people on the internet. Many people argued that the conversation surrounding the topic is "tone deaf".

One user wrote: "Just read an article with Gwyneth Paltrow and Hailey Bieber where they talk about how hard it is to be a 'nepotism baby' and it’s the most time deaf thing ever. Like I’m supposed to feel sorry for you?"

Another user said: "It’s so wild how out of touch celebrities are."

The Se7en actress isn't the first person born into nepotism to speak out against the assumptions people have.

Kendall Jenner - the highest paid model in the world since 2018 - revealed on the Keeping Up With The Kardashian reunion that her family’s fame makes it "harder" for her to establish a name in the fashion industry.

The 26-year-old model admitted that her mother Kris Jenner, a business mogul, may have helped her choose her desired work route from a young age, but she never took her family’s reality TV show platform "for granted".

"Of course, I had a platform, I never took that for granted," she said. "I always knew that was there, but that almost made my job a little bit harder only because people probably didn’t want to hire me because I was on a reality TV show."

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Gwyneth Paltrow explains why she believes nepotism babies have to 'work twice as hard'

vt-author-image

By Asiya Ali

Article saved!Article saved!

Gwyneth Paltrow has claimed that nepotism babies have to work harder to prove themselves, despite admitting they have an "unfair" advantage.

The 49-year-old actress made an appearance on Hailey Bieber’s YouTube series Who’s In My Bathroom? and discussed topics ranging from skincare to wellness, and careers.

While the two made a smoothie, the 25-year-old model asked Paltrow about her viewpoint on the conversation surrounding people born into the rich and famous lifestyles.

The Iron Man actor, who is the daughter of actress Blythe Danner and late director Bruce Paltrow, said that she thinks celebrity children are not as advantaged in the industry as some people believe.

Check out the vlog below:

“I mean, look, I think it’s fair because as the child of somebody, you get access that other people don’t have, so the playing field is not level in that way," Paltrow said.

"However, I really do feel that once your foot is in the door which you unfairly got in, then you have to work almost twice as hard and be twice as good," she continued.

The Shallow Hal actress explained that despite having a more leisurely path into their career, children of stars are more likely to be criticized by people who don't consider their success as a result of their familial connections.

"People are ready to pull you down and say you don’t belong there and you’re only there because of your dad or your mom or whatever the case may be," she said.

However, Paltrow told Bieber - whose father is actor Stephen Baldwin - that the scrutiny shouldn’t "limit" nepotism babies from what they wish to succeed in life.

"What I definitely believe is that nobody in the world, especially anybody that doesn’t know you, should have a negative impact on your path or the decision that you make," she added.

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Gwyneth Paltrow with father Bruce Paltrow and mother Blythe Danner. Credit: AFF / Alamy.

The actor’s thoughts on nepotism babies didn’t sit well with some people on the internet. Many people argued that the conversation surrounding the topic is "tone deaf".

One user wrote: "Just read an article with Gwyneth Paltrow and Hailey Bieber where they talk about how hard it is to be a 'nepotism baby' and it’s the most time deaf thing ever. Like I’m supposed to feel sorry for you?"

Another user said: "It’s so wild how out of touch celebrities are."

The Se7en actress isn't the first person born into nepotism to speak out against the assumptions people have.

Kendall Jenner - the highest paid model in the world since 2018 - revealed on the Keeping Up With The Kardashian reunion that her family’s fame makes it "harder" for her to establish a name in the fashion industry.

The 26-year-old model admitted that her mother Kris Jenner, a business mogul, may have helped her choose her desired work route from a young age, but she never took her family’s reality TV show platform "for granted".

"Of course, I had a platform, I never took that for granted," she said. "I always knew that was there, but that almost made my job a little bit harder only because people probably didn’t want to hire me because I was on a reality TV show."

Featured image credit: DPA picture alliance archive / Alamy