Dakota Johnson Has Feelings About the ‘Nepo Baby’ Debate

Dakota Johnson has weighed in on the ongoing discourse surrounding so-called “nepo babies.”

And suffice it to say, that’s not what he’s here for.

Although the debate over nepotism in Hollywood has been going on for decades, it reached a fever pitch in 2022, when New York Magazine declared it the Year of the Nepo Baby, citing the success of Dakota – whose parents are Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith – as one example.

Asked what she thought of the conversation during an interview with The Today Show, Dakota admitted: “When it first started, I found it very annoying and boring.”

He continued: “If you are a journalist, write about something else. That sucks.”

“I jumped at the chance to make fun of it,” Dakota added, referring to a skit during a recent appearance on Saturday Night Live that poked fun at the “nepo baby” discussion.

Melanie Griffith and Dakota Johnson at the 2015 OscarsMelanie Griffith and Dakota Johnson at the 2015 Oscars

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The Madame Web star isn’t the only one tired of questions about nepotism.

Last year, Tom Hanks – whose sons are actor Colin Hanks and actor/musician/social media personality Chet Hanks – made headlines when he called the entertainment industry a “family business.”

“If we are a plumbing supply business or if we run a flower shop down the road, the whole family will make time at some point, even if it’s just supplies at the end of the year,” he stressed.

Zoe Kravitz, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jamie Lee Curtis, Allison Williams and Lily Allen have also voiced differing opinions on the matter over the past year.

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