People are memeing New York Magazine’s ‘nepo baby’ charts

The internet can’t stop talking about “nepo babies” — now it’s parodying New York Magazine’s “nepotism baby diagrams.” 

So-called “nepo babies” — the children of Hollywood’s elite — have recently come under fire. People are noticing that people like the Kardashians, Deacon Phillipe (son of actors Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillipe), Zoe Kravitz (daughter of musician Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet) and Lily Collins (daughter of musician Phil Collins) have a leg up in the entertainment industry. 

Many feel that some folks just wouldn’t be famous if not for their familial connections and that nepotism erodes people’s ability to rightfully earn their posts in life.

What is a nepo baby? 

Urban Dictionary defines nepo baby as “a child of a famous actor/celebrity who became famous due to nepotism.”

What is a nepo baby diagram? 

Vulture addressed the hot topic with its “All but Definitive Guide to the Hollywood Nepo-Verse.” The extensive diagram links the new generation of actors, musicians, writers, models, producers and directors to their industry parents and relatives. 

People on Twitter quickly began parodying the diagram by making fake nepotism family trees. 

The user @zachsilberberg is credited with starting the trend after connecting Remy, the rat from Ratatouille, to the “original plague rat.” 

Andrew Garfield’s industry connection was of course Garfield the cat in @neelygolightly’s tweet. 

Apparently, K-Pop star Jeon Jungkook is Princess Diana reincarnated according to @awfuIdecisions

Twitter user @JamesTophamWord claimed the cronut is the nepotism child of the croissant and doughnut. 

Even Vulture, in a very meta move, got in on the fun.

Here are some more of our favorite nepo babies:

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