Jennifer Aniston is facing a swift backlash over comments she made about celebrities who are “famous for doing nothing.”
the friends star, 53, made the controversial remarks during a Variety interview with fellow star Sebastian Stan, where she singled out women such as Paris Hilton and monicaLewinsky.
in her Actors on Actors chat with stanAniston began discussing internet culture and the rise of online stars who have redefined the meaning of “fame.”
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Aniston said the Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee sex tape leak marked the beginning of a new generation of celebrities. “It was right at the time when the internet really shaped a new culture about people becoming famous,” Aniston said.
“This thing of people becoming famous for basically doing nothing but yet having these incredible careers. And then women’s reputation… I mean – Paris Hilton, Monica Lewinsky, all those.”
Lewinsky found herself embroiled in the biggest political scandal of the century when she had an affair with then-President Bill Clinton in 1998.
Hilton, meanwhile, was launched into unlikely stardom after her 2004 sex tape with ex-boyfriend Rick Salomon was leaked online.
Stan responded to Aniston’s comments, agreeing that the 1990s triggered a new wave of celebrity.
Aniston continued in her monologue, adding: “I feel so lucky that we got a little taste of the industry before it became what it is today.”
“More streaming services – you’re famous from TikTok, you’re famous from YouTube, you’re famous from Instagram. It’s almost, like, it’s diluting the actor’s job.”
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Aniston’s opinion on celebrity culture didn’t sit well with social media users. She was called out for apparent hypocrisy due to her de ella famous parents de ella, actress Nancy Dow and Days of Our Lives star John Aniston.
Many took to social media to slam Aniston for being a “nepotism baby.”
“Jennifer Aniston (nepotism baby) wants to talk about diluting the actors’ job. right,” one enraged person wrote.
“If someone has talent and the only thing keeping them from success is the NEPOTISM *ahem*, discrimination, scarcity of opportunity in general, etc etc, why shouldn’t they use these networks to build a platform for themselves?” another Twitter user asked.
One added:” Nepotism is rampant in Hollywood – it’s virtually impossible for up-and-coming artists to break into the industry. Even Jennifer Aniston is related to industry insiders.”
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Meanwhile, some fans leapt to Aniston’s defense and agreed with her controversial point.
“She’s not wrong… the early 00’s was revolutionizing. You actually had to have talent,” one person said.
Another added: “She kind of has a point though. Trained actors and those just coming out of training have been getting sidelined for influencers with no training whatsoever for a while now.”
“And it’s happening across the board, no matter the race/class. Usually those influencers are white, too.”
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