The View‘s Ana Navarro wasn’t holding back as she launched into a scathing tirade about nepo babies, branding them ‘entitled toxic brats’ and ‘talentless dolts’ who are never ‘grateful’ for the opportunities they are given.

The 51-year-old was discussing Gwyneth Paltrow‘s recent comments, in which the A-list mom-of-two defended nepotism and criticized the ‘judgment that exists around kids of famous people’.

Ana accused famous offspring of making ‘everybody’s life hell,’ claiming the only reason they have a certain status or a decent job is because they simply ‘won the ovarian lottery’.

But she faced a lack of support from her co-hosts, with Sara Haines, 46, arguing nepo babies ‘work twice as hard,’ while Alyssa Farah Griffin, 34, pointed out that entitlement is the real ‘problem’.

The View 's Ana Navarro has taken aim at nepo babies, branding them 'entitled toxic brats'

The View ‘s Ana Navarro has taken aim at nepo babies, branding them ‘entitled toxic brats’

The 51-year-old did not hold back as she went on an epic rant during Friday's episode of The View

The 51-year-old did not hold back as she went on an epic rant during Friday’s episode of The View

Sara Haines (left) defended nepo babies and claimed they sometimes have to 'work twice as hard' because of their famous parents

Sara Haines (left) defended nepo babies and claimed they sometimes have to ‘work twice as hard’ because of their famous parents 

Joy Behar, 81, kicked off Friday’s Hot Topic when she mentioned Gwyneth’s recent interview with Bustle.

The Iron Man actress, who has daughter Apple, 19, and son Moses, 17, with her ex-husband Chris Martin, said: ‘Nobody rips on a kid who’s like: “I want to be a doctor like my dad and granddad.”‘ 

‘Let me talk about nepo babies,’ Ana shouted, as Joy joked: ‘Release the kraken!’ 

‘Look, I don’t think anybody questions Gwyneth Paltrow,’ Ana said. ‘There is no doubt that having rich, connected parents gives you a leg up in life – whatever the profession may be. And I think parents often work to be able to be that connected.

‘Nobody has an issue with a Gwyneth Paltrow or a Liza Minnelli or Mitt Romney… these are people who may have started off as a nepo baby, who may have started off with doors opening because of who their mother or father was, but who worked, who’ve earned it, who’ve shown talent, who’ve had merit, who’ve risen up because of what they’ve done.’

The political strategist and commentator continued: ‘The people who give nepo babies a bad name are the people who start every sentence with “my father” or “my mother”, are the people who are talentless dolts and instead of being humble and grateful for the opportunities they are given because they won the ovarian lottery, are toxic brats!

‘[They’re] entitled and privileged, who make everybody’s life hell because they know they can’t be fired because of who they are!’ 

After much applause from the audience, mother-of-three Sara chimed in: ‘Okay, can I piggyback off Ana? There are nepo babies that act like that, and then there are nepo babies who come in and they work twice as hard because they know they have that leg up.

‘Those people are some of the best in the room because they need to prove themselves and I’ve worked with some of those people occasionally, they’re amazing, it’s the other ones…’

Joy Behar told nepo babies 'don't pretend you hit a home run when you're born on third base'

Joy Behar told nepo babies ‘don’t pretend you hit a home run when you’re born on third base’

Mother-of-two Sunny Hostin argued that 'kids should do better' than their parents

Mother-of-two Sunny Hostin argued that ‘kids should do better’ than their parents

Sara also said that nepo babies who work hard are 'some of the best in the room'

Sara also said that nepo babies who work hard are ‘some of the best in the room’

In January 2023, Hailey Bieber stepped out in Los Angeles wearing a 'nepo baby' T-shirt

In January 2023, Hailey Bieber stepped out in Los Angeles wearing a ‘nepo baby’ T-shirt

Dakota Johnson, Maya Hawke, Zoë Kravitz, and more stars with famous parents were mocked on New York Magazine's The Year of the Nepo Baby cover

Dakota Johnson, Maya Hawke, Zoë Kravitz, and more stars with famous parents were mocked on New York Magazine’s The Year of the Nepo Baby cover

Adding her two pence, Alyssa said: ‘I was going to say Allison Williams is an example too… Brian Williams’ daughter. Amazing actress, she was in Girls, but she acknowledges the doors that were opened and then actually used her own talent and rode that.

‘I think if you acknowledge the privilege that comes with nepotism and then you work twice as hard, that’s really all that matters, it’s the entitlement that is the problem.’

Sunny Hostin, who was celebrating her 55th birthday, suggested: ‘Don’t you want every generation of your family to do better than the last? My father always taught me that… [he said] “you did better than I did. Your kids should do better”.’

Keen to have the final say, Joy blurted out: ‘Don’t pretend you hit a home run when you’re born on third base!’

Celebrity nepotism is nothing new – but the ‘Nepo Baby’ label took off last year after a host of stars including Dakota Johnson, Maya Hawke, Zoë Kravitz and Lily-Rose Depp were mocked on New York Magazine’s The Year of the Nepo Baby cover.

Gwyneth – the daughter of actress Blythe Danner and director Bruce Paltrow -criticized the term, branding it an ‘ugly moniker’.

The actress-turned-wellness guru claimed her own daughter is ‘a very private person’ and has no interest in modeling for her mom’s Goop brand, adding: ‘She doesn’t want anything to do with it, though.’

She reflected: ‘Now there’s this whole nepo baby culture, and judgment that exists around kids of famous people. She’s really just a student, and she’s been very…. She just wants to be a kid and be at school and learn.’

Gwyneth Paltrow defended nepotism in a recent interview but insisted that her own daughter Apple has no interest in even modeling for Gwyneth's wellness brand Goop

Gwyneth Paltrow defended nepotism in a recent interview but insisted that her own daughter Apple has no interest in even modeling for Gwyneth’s wellness brand Goop

Gwyneth is the daughter of producer Bruce Paltrow and actress Blythe Danner, who are pictured with Gwyneth at the 1999 Oscars where she won best actress

Gwyneth is the daughter of producer Bruce Paltrow and actress Blythe Danner, who are pictured with Gwyneth at the 1999 Oscars where she won best actress

Gwyneth stood up for children who join the same profession as their parents, pointing out that they are acting on the influences they absorbed at home.

‘The truth is if you grow up in a house with a lot of artists and people making art and music, that’s what you know, the same way that if you grow up in a house with law, the discussions around the table are about the nuances of whatever particular law the parents practice,’ she said. ‘I think it’s kind of an ugly moniker.’

She added: ‘I just hope that my children always feel free to pursue exactly what they want to do, irrespective of what anybody’s going to think or say.’

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