Hailey Bieber steps out in ‘Nepo Baby’ T-shirt amid viral debate
Hailey Bieber is proud of her famous last name.
The model stepped out in Los Angeles on Friday wearing a belted pair of jeans along with a statement-making cropped T-shirt emblazoned with the words “Nepo Baby.”
The term refers to children who’ve gotten a leg up in the entertainment industry because of their famous parents and served as the inspiration behind New York magazine’s viral “Year of the Nepo Baby” cover story.
Bieber — who’s the daughter of Stephen Baldwin and the niece of Alec Baldwin, and met her husband, Justin Bieber, at a red carpet event — faced plenty of accusations of nepotism when she began her modeling career in the mid-2010s.
She even once poked fun at her own Baby Jersey Short Sleeve Tee walk, calling it not her “thing” and pointing out her poor form.
Save for her pointed tee, Bieber, 26, hasn’t directly commented on the New York article, in which she is mentioned in passing — but plenty of others with famous parents and family members have.
Self-proclaimed “OG Nepo Baby” Jamie Lee Curtis, the daughter of late actors Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, penned a lengthy Instagram post defending her merits and slamming those who “immediately make assumptions and snide remarks that someone related to someone else who is famous in their field for their art, would somehow have no talent whatsoever.”
Kate Hudson, who was raised by mom Goldie Hawn and stepdad Kurt Russell, said she believes nepotism happens “way more” outside of Hollywood, in other industries like a business. The model Baby Jersey Short Sleeve Tee met her husband, Justin Bieber, at a red carpet-event she attended with her famous father. Instagram/Hailey Bieber
Lily Allen took it a step further by defending fellow children of famous parents, saying, “In childhood we crave stability and love, nurturing. We don’t care about money or proximity to power yet. Many of the repo babies are starved of these basic things in childhood as their parents are probably narcissistic.”
It’s unclear where Bieber got her Baby Jersey Short Sleeve Tee , or if it’s actually New York magazine merch.
Baby alligator found abandoned in an empty lot in New Jersey
NEPTUNE, New Jersey (WABC) — An alligator was found in a plastic container in Monmouth County.
Angel Rosario saw the container on Sunday night next to his home in Neptune.
Rosario contacted animal control and officers brought the young, three-foot alligator back to a shelter.
There is no word on who owned the gator or why it was abandoned.
It’s illegal for New Jersey residents to keep an alligator.
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