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Fans Slam Jennifer Aniston For Saying Actors Are Affected By Stars Who Are ‘Famous For Doing Nothing’

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On Variety’s Actors on Actors series this week, where two actors interview each other, actors Jennifer Aniston and Sebastian Stan talked about their experiences with TV, acting, and the idea of fame in 2022.

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Aniston and Stan were talking about his role as musician Tommy Lee and the man’s leaked or stolen sex tape with Pamela Anderson, and that was when Aniston brought up that it was around that time period, in the late ’90s to early 2000s, that the idea of being famous for being famous (and not any actual skill like acting or singing) first started.

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Aniston said that it began “right at 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.”

Never mind the fact that Monica Lewinsky certainly didn’t want to become famous.

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“I feel so lucky that we got a little taste of the industry before it became what it is today,” the Friends actor added. “More streaming services — you’re famous from TikTok, you’re famous from YouTube, you’re famous from Instagram.”

“It’s almost, like, it’s diluting the actor’s job,” she went on.

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Many on the internet were unimpressed with Aniston’s statements, especially considering the fact that she had a leg up getting started in the industry with her famous actor parents, John Aniston and Nancy Dow.

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Many others pointed out that it wasn’t exactly hard for pretty blonde white girls to get started in their acting careers around the time that Jeniffer Aniston got into acting.

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Overall, however, the statements by the Friends actress just fell flat for people who think things are changing for the better, especially for minority representation.

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