Heated debates and controversial arguments on nepotism have been going on for years in Hollywood.
Every once in a while, a celebrity coming from a famous and influential family background will make the headlines, ultimately inciting admonishment from people on how easy it is to succeed due to the unsavory benefits attached with nepotism. And every time that happens, the celebrity in question will either own up to utilizing the power of connections they have or defend themselves through the evidence of their seemingly hard-earned achievements.
Recently, Kate Hudson shared her two cents on the infamous topic and how the film industry is crawling with the by-products of nepotism everywhere. But while the award-winning actress herself can be classified as a nepo baby, she believes that one’s family history and background don’t matter as long as they’re earning a name for themselves by working hard enough.
Kate Hudson on the Extent of Nepotism in Hollywood
Kate Hudson has had a flourishing career in the film industry for more than two decades now. An Oscar-nominee and a successful businesswoman, she has witnessed all the highs and lows that follow a Hollywood career, and yet her net worth is a giant estimate of $80 million today. But contrary to popular belief, Hudson’s booming career, as she believes, isn’t simply the result of her parents’ fame.
The Glass Onion star’s mother, Goldie Hawn, is a renowned American actress and dancer with her father, Bill Hudson being a talented musician and actor. She was raised by her step-father Kurt Russell, yet another famous actor who you might recognize from The Christmas Chronicles. But despite coming from such an influential familial setting, Hudson believes that the word nepotism is a very narrowed down label which doesn’t always paint an apt picture.
In a recent interview with The Independent, Hudson, 44, addressed the controversial topic of nepotism, claiming how there are a number of “other industries” besides Hollywood where this privilege exists and even more so than the latter.
“I actually think there are other industries where it’s [more common]. Maybe modeling? I see it in business way more than I see it in Hollywood. Sometimes I’ve been in business meetings where I’m like, wait, whose child is this? Like, this person knows nothing!”
The Deepwater Horizon actress then went ahead to remark how the contacts and connections you have in the entertainment industry don’t amount to much because at the end of the day, if you “work hard” enough, then “it doesn’t matter.”
“I don’t care where you come from, or what your relationship to the business is. If you work hard and you kill it, it doesn’t matter.”
But it looks like that might not be a good enough argument for everyone as people are bashing Hudson for her statements which according to them hold no actual value.
How Everyone is Reacting to Kate Hudson’s Take on Nepotism
Hudson is one of the performers whose name made an appearance in New York Magazine’s nepo babies feature. But like many other celebrities who come from a family of wealth and unbridled fame, she believes that though nepotism is very much real in Hollywood, it “doesn’t matter” so long as one is putting their 100% in their work. And just as almost every other artist who faces backlash for their seemingly nonchalant attitude toward this matter, the Raising Helen actress has also fallen prey to rebuke from fans for her statements.
While some are mocking her for saying how “other industries” are more nepotism-riddled than Hollywood, others are outright reprimanding her for what seems to be a callous approach toward the subject.
Exactly what a Nepo baby would say
— FilmFan (@morenol_1990) December 28, 2022
Yes, those plumbers whose sons join the family business, they're the real problem
— Noah Gittell (@noahgittell) December 28, 2022
please tell us more Kate. pic.twitter.com/il56DTRNZh
— 𝕕𝕣𝕠𝕠𝕠𝕠𝕘 (@dro_og) December 28, 2022
Should’ve stopped at -if you work hard-
— Vee (@JayVee74945514) December 28, 2022
— LA_Trash2022 (@LA_Trash2022) December 28, 2022
ok, let's see who her parents are
— okito (@okfucku__) December 28, 2022
While Hudson’s opinions on nepotism are clearly not being received well by people, the actress is unfazed about it all as she noted how others “can call it whatever they want,” but it’s not going to alter the facts as she seems to believe.
Her latest film Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery can be streamed on Netflix.
Source: THR via Twitter