Sources Claim The Weeknd’s “The Idol” Has Veered Into “Torture Porn” Territory Under Sam Levinson’s Direction
Hopper Penn owes Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye a great big thanks because the “nepo baby” debate just got a lot more sinister thanks to accusations that already suspect Euphoria creator Sam Levinson, son of director Barry Levinson, has driven his already wobbly starring vehicle, The Idol, straight off a cliff and into a sea of sexually exploitative “torture porn.” And apparently, The Weeknd and Johnny Depp‘s kid, Lily Rose Depp, are all in for the ride. But according to Rolling Stone, much of the show’s crew are disgusted with the direction the show has taken since The Idol’s original director, Amy Seimetz, “suddenly exited with roughly 80 percent of the six-episode series finished” last April. Sources claim that under Sam’s direction, “It went from satire to the thing it was satirizing.”
⅓ of the BeckPelMez throuple, Brooklyn Beckham, has been trying to shove his basic-ass food down everyone’s throats for a minute now, ever since waking up one day and deciding that he wanted to be a “chef.” And so it was, since Victoria and David Beckham are his parents, and he has the means to put on any fleeting career-hat of his choosing. But he’s been catching so much flack for his lack of training and execution of recipes that Mommy Becks took a time out from feuding with Brooklyn and his wife, Nicola Peltz Beckham, to defend the roast beef he made on his reel the other day (as if she eats roast beef; we know she only eats fish and toast). If Brooklyn is keeping count of the people in his corner, he can now add another notch to his eyebrow because he just gained another defender in the form of sweary celebrity chef/Beckham family friend Gordon Ramsay. Though Gordon would scream, “IT’S FUCKENNNN RAWWWWE,” right in the face of anyone else who made that roast, he instead offered the insight that Brooklyn can’t help who his parents are and things are really hard for him, so everyone needs to cut him a break.
Are you happy now? Y’all made so much fun of that little Chet Hanks boy that his pops had to stop in the middle of counting his Pinocchio money to defend his son against allegations that he wouldn’t have a career in the business if it wasn’t for his famous folks. Now Tom Hanks (Yes, that’s Chet’s dad. No, really, I swear!) has to start all over again, which means he’s going to be late making his deposit into Chet’s “rainy day” account, which gets topped off every time Chet opens Instagram. However, according to Entertainment Tonight, Chet isn’t the only Hanks Tom has to make excuses for. As it turns out, Tom’s heretofore unknown son, 27-year-old Truman Hanks, whose mom, like Chet, is Rita Wilson, has also taken a job in the family business, White Boi Industries (unfortunately, Chet was in charge of filing the paperwork), and will be playing a younger version of Tom’s character in the A Man Called Otto, and adaptation of the popular Swedish book A Man Called Ove.
The nepo baby wars rage on with some of our favorite babies defending their clan and other annoying celebrities with famous fathers making sense. It’s the greatest philosophical discussion of our time! Nepo baby Hailey Bieber has weighed in the debate with a stunning indictment of the practice, calling it a terrible custom that must be abolished to create a more equitable environment that fosters and celebrates talent from whatever background—just kidding. She wore a shirt with the words “Nepo Baby” on it.
I’m sure Victoria Beckham couldn’t be any more proud of her son, Brooklyn Beckham, for not only keeping up with his pandemic hobby for two entire years, but also for making a career for himself out of it. To think, had Brooklyn taken up drinking too much and masturbating in the middle of the day like the rest of us, instead of learning how to cook; well, he’d be broke and bloated with a raw pee-pee/woo-woo like the rest of us. Instead, his business is thriving. So much so he’s had to bring on help! And not just in the kitchen. We all know that the concepts of “dining” and “cuisine” were heretofore foreign to Victoria, but now that they are the only things separating Brooklyn from reaching his full potential and professional destitution, she’s had to step out of her comfort zone to defend Brooklyn against charges of under-cooking a roast of beef in his latest
tutorial sizzle reel.
The debate surrounding the advantages of nepo babies lives on even past 2022. This topic is getting a second round of lighter fluid thrown onto it in the form of Tom Hanks stepping up to burn the bridges with those who don’t support his decision to include his entire family in his so-called “family business,” and he likens it to anyone who has a business they would pass along to their children.