Speaking of nepo (nepotism) babies — because nowadays everyone is — meet Brooklyn Peltz Beckham.
ow, in case you don’t know the term, Nepo babies are the offspring of rich, famous and/or powerful people; Mr Beckham, son of sports superstar David and Spice Girl Victoria, is a prime example.
Young Brooklyn has been trying to find his career path for several years, always in the public eye.
He had a brief stint as a professional footballer at the age of 16 (his father being David Beckham was purely coincidental).
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A short stretch as a model followed. Then came Brooklyn’s lightning-fast stint as a photography student at Parsons School of Design in New York.
He (of course) had a “curated” book of his favorite recordings produced by a major publisher in 2017 called What I see.
One featured the infamous silhouette of an elephant alongside the words: “Elephants in Kenya – so difficult to photograph but incredible to see.”
But those were just hobbies—rehearsals for Brooklyn’s true calling: cooking.
Like any novice cook, the eldest Beckham boy has a popular social media streak. Cookin’ with Brooklyn has 62 employees who help Brooklyn make sandwiches and the like.
Even though the show has drawn criticism – perhaps because Brooklyn appears to be a bad cook – his confidence remains unshakable.
Just this week, producer Daniel Mac spotted the young lad driving his $1.2 million car, a MacLaren P1, down America’s main thoroughfare, Rodeo Drive.
The TikTok “What do you do for a living?” host asked Brooklyn that exact question, clearly implying that Brooklyn’s ride was impressive and he wanted to know how he made the money to afford it.
Peltz Beckham’s proud reply was, “I’m a chef.”
Some commentators suggested that he may have missed the point.
In addition to Brooklyn’s talents in the kitchen, he and his wife (actress and heiress Nicola Peltz) are apparently responsible for a brand new phenomenon combining their last names (“double names”).
While most will argue that this is hardly original, Brooklyn believes “Peltz Beckham” is a product of his endlessly creative mind. Combined surnames – so hard to find but amazing to see.
Most likely, the next time the calendar page is turned, he will launch another career
In the spirit of full disclosure, I will share that my son, who does not share a common name, is also a chef at a restaurant outside of Philadelphia.
Patrick drives an “old” Kia worth maybe $12,000, and like the average chef’s wheels, he drives high.
As it turns out, you don’t enter this field to gain wealth and fame. Countless hours in sweltering restaurant kitchens really pay the chefs, and they wear their burns and knife cuts as badges of honor.
It’s hard to imagine Brooklyn actually taking any of the necessary steps to climb the culinary ranks. most likely, the next time the calendar page is turned, he will launch another career.
Other examples of descendants who received a “little” boost from their famous people include Dakota Johnson, Zoe Kravitz, Maud Apatow, and Jaden Smith.
It’s both honest and refreshing when some of them acknowledge their lives of privilege and connection.
Filmmaker Destry Spielberg (daughter of Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw) says, “I recognize that I was born with privilege. I own that through and through. I make it my mission to bring new talent into the industry and provide opportunities for artists of all backgrounds. Nobody should be disfellowshipped for the connections they don’t have.”
Spielberg uses her platform to elevate those who, not coincidentally, were born the son of a superstar director.
Gen Z takes a largely philosophical view of Nepo babies.
Today’s young people seem to have accepted that some, fair or unfair, are born into the world with great advantages.
Actor Jess Elgene, quoted in The New York TimesFor those lucky ones, she has a message: “Just say, ‘Yes, I am the child of a celebrity and I am very grateful for the opportunities that have obviously been presented to me.’ Then we’re good I think it’s when it’s a denial of that situational difference that annoys me – just the facade of the grind.
So Brooklyn, I wish you all the best in all your future endeavors.
And I’m sure you work hard in everything you do.
But please don’t act like you’re a typical young adult or that having famous parents doesn’t help you.
Acting like Joe Average offends the vast majority of young chefs, photographers and soccer players who struggle to reach their goals.
Acknowledge your extreme happiness, work hard and humbly, and give back to the world. Then you will be really successful.
https://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/whether-you-want-to-claim-to-be-a-photographer-or-a-chef-brooklyn-please-do-it-humbly-and-stop-pretending-that-youre-joe-average-41922863.html Whether you want to pretend to be a photographer or a chef, Brooklyn, please do it humbly and stop pretending to be Joe Average