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Romeo Beckham gets £45 grand for a days work.

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Pollyteacakes Wed 12-Nov-14 18:25:54

How much does this family need. Burberry have paid 12 year old Romeo £45.000 for one days work modeling. I don't wear Burberry myself but if I did that would probably put me off ever buying it again. How far will this family go for publicity and money. Small change to them though. But isn't there something wrong when a 12 year old gets in one day what it might take most of us a year or two to earn?

nancy75 Wed 12-Nov-14 18:28:06

It is well worth the money for burberry - look at how many newspapers they have been mentioned in because he is in their advert.

LuckyLopez Wed 12-Nov-14 18:28:30

Would you turn it down if it were offered to you?

PureMorning Wed 12-Nov-14 18:29:35

He can't win. If he never works he will be called out for sponging off his parents and if he works hes called greedy.

cathyandclaire Wed 12-Nov-14 18:29:57

Seeing the pictures I think he's worth every penny smile

Pollyteacakes Wed 12-Nov-14 18:33:59

At 12 year old you don't sponge off your parents though do you.

flipchart Wed 12-Nov-14 18:34:59

Good for him!
I haven't got a problem with it at all.

Bowlersarm Wed 12-Nov-14 18:35:31

Agree PureMorning, none of the Beckhams can do right for doing wrong, it seems. I assume that's the going rate for a top fashion house, therefore perfectly correct that he's paid that amount.

DeadCert Wed 12-Nov-14 18:37:44

That's the way of the world.

Plus, you don't know what they're going to do with it. They might give it all to charity. He's done a job and been paid for it...so what? Jade Jagger, Stella McCartney, The Geldof Girls, Kimberley Stewart...all probably originally got work off their parents name but must be talented in their own right to some degree.

If this pissed you I'm sure you'll be delighted to hear Brooklyn has apparently signed for Arsenal.

ourbabybeau Wed 12-Nov-14 18:38:51

They work- and they get their money. Sure their is argument about whether or not they should be paid what they are paid but what I see of VB in the media is that she is a hardworking woman with her own business- not to mention she seems to be an excellent mother. And there is no doubting (back in his day) that David was an excellent football player.

The more money you have the more connections you have. Are you seriously telling me if you knew say the CEO of a major fashion brand and they offered your child a modelling contract you would say no? I would question your sanity if you did.

Leave them alone. Jealously is a nasty business.

Pollyteacakes Wed 12-Nov-14 18:40:02

Bowlersarm apparently Burberrys other models are outraged because they earn nowhere near that amount.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Wed 12-Nov-14 18:42:06

How far will this family go for publicity and money

Well I don't think David or Victoria forced him into it against his will, he looks happy in the ad, has model good looks so why not do it if Burberry offered him the job and from photos he seems a happy lad.

I agree that whatever the Beckhams do will rile some people.

I like them, her in particular.

LuckyLopez Wed 12-Nov-14 18:42:40

Burberry's other models probably don't attract as much revenue as RB will either.

Bowlersarm Wed 12-Nov-14 18:42:49

But then OP, you can see the attention he will draw to the brand because he is Romeo Beckham. His name linked with them will be more of a moneymaker for Burberry than any of the other models. Maybe that's the going rate for a celebrity model.

nachohousekeeper Wed 12-Nov-14 18:43:16

It's not about how much money they need, it's about him working, earning money and probably doing something he enjoys.

He's not the first celebrity child to go
into a business like that and he won't be the last.

Would you rather he was plastered over the papers being drunk or thumping photographers? (I know it's unlikely at 12 but you get my meaning?)

dexter73 Wed 12-Nov-14 18:43:39

I imagine he is worth every penny of his fee to Burberry because of who he is.

BlueberryWafer Wed 12-Nov-14 18:44:15

Good for him! You're not telling me if you were offered 45 grand for modelling you would turn it down!

Pollyteacakes Wed 12-Nov-14 18:44:36

Ourbaby...... please do not accuse me of jealousy. All I have is a sense of fair play. There are lots of reasons why I'm not impressed by the Beckhams. Why should it be because of jealousy. As for Victoria "working hard".....grin

ourbabybeau Wed 12-Nov-14 18:45:43

What else is it then? Really. Why not mind your own business?

QTPie Wed 12-Nov-14 18:47:13

He is a very lucky boy - he was born into a family which have him connections, celebrity/image and good looks. He would be mad NOT TO take advantage of that (and build a modelling career). Yes it is a heck of a lot of money, but his employer must think it is worth it. I am sure that his money goes into his savings (and not the family "pot").

I think that YABU for begrudging him taking up opportunities that are available to him. Ok we don't all have the same opportunities, but that is life.

ourbabybeau Wed 12-Nov-14 18:47:20

Are you seriously telling me if you won the lottery you would divide it all equally between different charities and keep a bit behind for yourself? I doubt it. Sure I would donate SOME money (as I do now with a generous income..) but would I keep 90% of it for myself and my family? Of course I would.

ZeViteVitchofCwismas Wed 12-Nov-14 18:48:06

Before I get outraged I would rather know what other child models get paid although as someone said look at coverage.

Bowlersarm Wed 12-Nov-14 18:48:17

As for Victoria "working hard".....

There you go OP, pure jealously on your behalf.

RabbitOfNegativeEuphoria Wed 12-Nov-14 18:49:33

Victoria Beckham clearly works extremely hard. She has built up a multimillion pound fashion label from nothing.

The Beckham's deserve every penny they get, IMO.

RabbitOfNegativeEuphoria Wed 12-Nov-14 18:49:58

I do know how to apostrophise. My autocorrect? Not so much. sad

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