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Finneas Defends Himself & Billie Eilish Against Claims of Nepotism & Privilege

Finneas Defends Himself & Billie Eilish Against Claims of Nepotism & Privilege

Finneas O’Connell, the older brother of Billie Eilish, who has produced her music and won a collective 10 Grammys together, wrote a message on Twitter that sparked a debate about nepotism and privilege.

Over the weekend, Finneas wrote, “A piece of advice to young creatives. “Shooting your shot” is promoted widely and I think honestly, it’s a little overrated. Work super hard alone or with your closest friends. Make sh*t so good it speaks for itself. Don’t pester people to work with you, let them come to you.”

Some of the replies to that tweet include, “Spoken like someone born to two actors in LA. Here’s my piece of advice: check your privilege. Some of us have full time jobs, and are desperate to escape those conditions. My dad was a mechanic. I can’t even afford his funeral. I have $700 in my bank. So yeah, I’ll shoot my shot,” and “Easy to say when your sister IS Billie & your family supported your career. Not everyone has the luxury & (white) privilege to be so lucky.”

Click inside to see Finneas’ response to these accusations…

Finneas responded to these accusations with the following messages…

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