Nepotism = when those who have power show special and unfair favour to family or friends, giving them an unfair advantage over others. For example, someone might choose to hire their son or daughter rather than giving other people a chance to apply for the job.
Nepotism is difficult to avoid – and sometimes difficult to spot – because it can be hard to tell when loving support ends and nepotism begins.
Take a look at the steps below.
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Two people work in the film industry – they are both famous
The couple have a child called Ema
Ema grows up in a wealthy household because of her parents’ success
Ema spends a lot of time with her parents’ friends, who all work in the film industry
Ema often goes to work with her parents and learns a lot about film sets
Ema’s parents are rich and pay for her to go to an expensive drama school
Ema’s mother gives her tips about acting
Ema’s father gives Ema a role in his new film
Ema’s parents’ famous friends share Ema’s film on social media – she becomes a star
Ema often talks about her parents when she auditions for new roles
Ema has her own child, Kash
Ema gives Kash a role in her latest film