Sofia Coppola’s daughter Romy takes the Internet by storm after getting grounded for trying to charter a helicopter


Filmmaker Sophia Coppola and musician Thomas Mars’ daughter, Romy Mars, is taking the internet by storm

and it’s all because she got grounded for trying to charter a helicopter, using her father’s credit card without permission.

Twitter user @savbrads reposted Romy Mars’ video last Tuesday with the caption, “This TikTok of Sofia Coppola’s daughter… This means so much to me,” albeit the original upload has since been removed from her TikTok account. 

In the now-reuploaded viral video, Romy starts by saying, “Make vodka sauce pasta with me because I’m grounded because I tried to charter a helicopter from New York to Maryland on my dad’s credit card because I wanted to have dinner with my camp friend.” 

While continuing to prepare the sauce, she confessed that she is unable to tell onions and garlic apart and has to search for their appearance online. She ended up chopping a shallot instead. Since Romy was already grounded for breaking her parents’ “biggest rule,” which was that she was not permitted to have public social media accounts, she chose to publish her cooking video on TikTok as she prepared the vodka sauce.

She explains why she isn’t allowed through a clip of her holding her father’s Grammy Award, saying that her parents “don’t want me to be a nepotism kid”, and adds “but TikTok is not gonna make me famous, so it doesn’t really matter.”

“Nepotism babies” is a term for those who are promoted or hired based on their familial links rather than their skills and experience. People believe that these people are given preferential treatment because of their familial ties. 

Romy proceeded to film her TikTok by presenting Ari, her babysitter’s boyfriend, as her “replacement parents,” after declaring, “My parents are never home”. She and Ari joke that, in honor of Women’s History Month, she should use the feminine form of “fiasco,” “fiasca,” to describe the helicopter incident.

With over 10.8 million views, the video has revived the debate over nepotism in baby selection, with Romy being singled out as an exception to the rule. Some have even gone so far as to declare, “We have a third generation of Coppola directors,” in light of Romy’s video editing skills, which the Internet claims have indeed been passed down from generation to generation.

Romy’s TikTok video demonstrated her creative flair and sense of humor; we look forward to seeing more from her in the future.

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