After “Friends” star Jennifer Aniston dissed celebrities such as Paris Hilton and Monica Lewinsky for becoming famous because of sexual escapades, fans belittled her comments, pointing out that Aniston’s path to fame was aided by the nepotism from famous parents.
Aniston, 53, made her comments in an interview with “Pam & Tommy” star Sebastian Stan as part of the “Actors on Actors” interviews for Variety. The two discussed the sex tape made by Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee which served as the basis for the Hulu series.
Commenting on the 1990s, Aniston called them “the time when the internet really shaped a new culture about people becoming famous. This thing of people becoming famous for basically doing nothing. I mean — Paris Hilton, Monica Lewinsky, all those.”
“I always say I feel lucky that we got a little taste of the industry before it became what it is today, which is just different — more streaming services, more people,” she said. “You’re famous from TikTok. You’re famous from YouTube. You’re famous from Instagram. It’s sort of almost like it’s diluting our actor’s job.”
Some fans slammed Aniston on Twitter, noting that her father John had starred on “Days of Our Lives” while her mother Nancy Dow had starred in TV shows such as “The Beverly Hillbillies” and “The Wild Wild West.”
Jennifer Aniston plays the same character which is just a version of herself in every movie and it consistently gives nothing. The only that saves her is she has pretty okay co stars to save as comic relief.. always the NEPOTISM babies with no talent wanting to give their take https://t.co/1N2e0QC9wq
— ᴳ&ᵀ ᵇᵒᵗᵃⁿⁱᶜᵃˡ ᵍᵃˡ 🍹 (@est_muyunda) June 14, 2022
Jennifer Aniston’s parents were both millionaire actors embedded in the film industry. Their connections allowed for Aniston to have the career that she has. Not trying to minimise what she did in her career but I actually think some of this move away from industry elite is good.
— Skandar (@skandarmalik4) June 13, 2022
She’s not wrong… the early 00’s was revolutionizing. You actually had to have talent.
— yung ri¢h (@itsrichard_e) June 13, 2022
“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,” another user added.