Jennifer Aniston is facing backlash over recent comments about fame

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Jennifer Aniston is facing backlash following a recent interview in which she made comments about fame that people found out of touch.

The Friends actor recently sat down for an interview alongside Sebastian Stan to speak about the realities of fame in 2022. During the interview, Aniston chatted about Stan's recently role as Tommy Lee in the controversial series Pam & Tommy. While on the subject Aniston discussed why the infamous sex tape leak had been so huge, at the time, adding that it was around the time that internet culture was really starting to emerge.

"... Right at the time when the internet really shaped a new culture about people becoming famous," she told Variety. "This thing of people becoming famous for basically doing nothing. I mean — Paris Hilton, Monica Lewinsky, all those."

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

Finally, she said, "It’s almost, like, it’s diluting the actor’s job," and well, this did not go down well on Twitter, with fans calling out the actor for the 'out of touch' comments, referencing the fact that her parents were the famous actors, Nancy Dow and John Aniston.

While Jennifer has yet to respond to the response, some fans defended her comments saying that they believe the increase in platforms has meant that TikTokers or influencers are now sometimes given roles that traditionally would have otherwise gone to actors previously. Either way, people felt that her comments seemed slightly off-hand in the context.

Cosmopolitan UK has reached out to Jennifer Aniston's representatives for comment.


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