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Dakota Johnson found the ‘nepo baby’ debate ‘incredibly annoying and boring’: ‘That’s just lame’

Dakota Johnson isn’t a fan of the “nepo baby” label.

The actress, who is the daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith, said she finds the term “incredibly annoying” as she “jumped” at the chance to make fun of it on “Saturday Night Live!” last month.

“When that first started I found it to be incredibly annoying and boring,” she said during an appearance on the “Today” show Wednesday.

“If you’re a journalist, write about something else. That’s just lame. So the opportunity to make fun of it, I jumped at.”

“Nepo baby” is a term that refers to celeb children who’ve gotten a leg-up in the entertainment industry because of their famous parents.

The 34-year-old hosted the comedy sketch show for the second time last month, where she joined forces with John Higgins and Martin Herlihy — sons of SNL legends Steve Higgins and Tim Herlihy — to poke fun at the nepotism debate in Hollywood.

The “Madame Web” star is the daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith. Getty Images

After roasting each other, the trio formed a “nepo truce” during the “Please Don’t Destroy” video sketch.

Elsewhere in her interview with Hoda Kotb, the “Madame Web” star insisted that her parents forced her to make it in Hollywood on her own.

Johnson said her dad made a deal with her and her siblings that he would support them financially if they enrolled at a college.

Johnson said her famous dad cut her off financially after she decided not to go to college. Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images

But according to Johnson, a university education was not on the cards.

“I definitely had moments where I couldn’t afford groceries and things like that and needed to ask my mom to help me,” she said of her humble beginnings in the acting world. “She was the nice one.”

Despite being financially cut off from her father, Johnson has since said she understands why her dad took her “off the payroll.”

Johnson poked fun at being a “nepo baby” on “Saturday Night Live!” last month. Will Heath/NBC

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It comes as another self-proclaimed “nepo baby,” Kelly Osbourne, recently said she’s “proud” to carry the label.

The daughter of Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne and Sharon Osbourne said the term doesn’t bother her because both of her parents are “iconic.”

The actress said her parents forced her to make it on her own in Hollywood. WireImage

“I’m a f–king nepo baby and I’m proud to be a nepo baby. I’m proud of my parents’ achievements,” the former “Fashion Police” host told Rolling Stone last month. “I think that what they have done is incredible, history-making.

“I go so far as to say both of them are iconic. But it doesn’t mean that I should automatically be given all of these opportunities. My parents have always taught me that you have to prove yourself,” Kelly, 39, added.

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