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The Beckhams... again

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twittertwit · 27/06/2017 10:10

I would have expected the Beckhams to have learnt their lesson about using charitable causes for shameless self-promotion after the leaked UNICEF emails earlier in the year, but evidently nothing has changed

I was sickened to see young 'photographer' Brooklyn Beckham using the Grenfell catastrophe to promote his new book. These people are quite literally shameless

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WorraLiberty · 27/06/2017 11:48

I agree ArtemisiaGentilleschi, add the fact the OP also reads the Daily Mail and it gets even funnier Grin

ArtemisiaGentilleschi · 27/06/2017 11:52
HotelEuphoria · 27/06/2017 11:54

I don't get wound up about stuff like this, but only because I won't read anything Beckham related.

Can't stand them.

QuackPorridgeBacon · 27/06/2017 11:58

See if he started one of those stupid fucking "challenges" I would have been actually pissed off. They serve no purpose other than to make the attention seekers have even bigger heads than they already do. Do my head in so they do.

BandeauSally · 27/06/2017 11:59

I'm sure he has millions of his own that he could give if he was so inclined,

Do you mean his parents have millions they could donate in his name? Would BB really have earned millions of his own in his very short working life?

hardboiled · 27/06/2017 12:00

It must be hard for celebrity kids

No, it must be hard for kids surviving on food banks.

MrShadows · 27/06/2017 12:01

silkpyjamasallday very good post

SoupDragon · 27/06/2017 12:01

back to the common sense of Twitter

Hahahahahahaha.... that has to be the most ridiculous phrase on this thread :o

QuackPorridgeBacon · 27/06/2017 12:03

hard ahh so onlythose needing foodbanks (like I have had to do myself for my kids) can have a hard life. Hmm see there I was thinking that hardship was all relative. How stupid of me! Hmm

Scrumpernickel · 27/06/2017 12:03

Oh his photography is pretty bad isn’t it?

Photography must be one of those jobs along with DJ and jewellery designer that rich kids like to play at.

SmallDancingDays · 27/06/2017 12:08

yy ArtemisiaGentilleschi exactly.
I don't get all the hate being generated lately towards the Beckhams. I worked as a celeb liaison for a charity and I honestly don't think his Unicef email was that out of the ordinary either. The entire relationship between charities and celebs is symbiotic. It's only the naive who think otherwise. And ultimately if a trip/event/project wasn't going to increase the profile of the charity and the celeb then it wouldn't be worth doing.
People can find it distasteful if they want but it's a tried and tested method of raising funds and awareness and encouraging engagement.If you bitch enough about it that celebs stop doing stuff like this, it's charities that lose out.

JunefromAccounts · 27/06/2017 12:08

Nothing ironic about Twitter - I get most of my info on politics from there. More trustworthy than MSM.

drummersmum · 27/06/2017 12:09

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WannaBe · 27/06/2017 12:11

Why do people care? It's simple, surely/ if you don't like the beckhams or what they stand for then don't by the book/the pictures. Simple. All this "he should have donated from his millions" talk just sounds incredibly bitter and twisted and more as if you'd rather not actually see what goes on in terms of causes that people including celebrities donate to. I think the same of comic relief/children in need etc. People complain about the shows, complain that celebrities get up on television to promote the causes when actually what they'd rather have is those celebrities donating on the quiet so they the ordinary pleb off the street doesn't have to see that that kind of poverty goes on. The off button was created for a reason.

And given you read the daily mail and consider twitter to be a news source I'm guessing you watch big brother and consider the likes of the Kardashians to be inspirational for being vacuous nobodies.....

hardboiled · 27/06/2017 12:13

Quack no, not only. It was just an example. And yes, I do think hardship in childhood can be objectively measured. And so does Unicef.

VeuveLilies · 27/06/2017 12:16

Just mean. Thinking he is cashing in on this tragedy to sell his book. V v mean spirited.

Photography is his hobby, he's managed to get a book deal -famous name obviously helps- because Beckham fans will want to see the photos.
He knows he's privileged so decided to donate the money from his book. I doubt he ever took up the book project to make money.
And he's not the Burberry deal kid, that's his brother.

seafoodeatit · 27/06/2017 12:17

There should be a 'don't read the daily mail' button you can push for threads on here, I hadn't heard about this, I'm not bothered by this, the Simon Cowell thing is just as cringey if not more so.

@Scrumpernickel you missed out perfume, party planning and eventually kids clothes.

Scrumpernickel · 27/06/2017 12:17

Twitter is littered with arseholes and it can be a bit of an echo chamber, but I personally find it a very good news source esp. for things like Brexit, Trump etc. I think the people who are so quick to dismiss it have never actually used it that much.

VeuveLilies · 27/06/2017 12:18

It's one thing he can do himself.
His photos, his book, his proceeds, his decision. The kid wants to make a difference.
Do you really think he has millions in the bank he could donate?

TheAntiBoop · 27/06/2017 12:20

He isn't donating the proceeds from his book!!

It is the proceeds from a private show of his exhibition.

GrumpyOldBag · 27/06/2017 12:21

He is doing something positive for charity and people have a go at him. Poor kid can't win.

The fact is, because he goes public about it and gets publicity, that also helps the charity indirectly. It gets their name out there and encourages other people to donate too because he has.

Yes, he could donate anonymously but the charity would not benefit as much from other donations.

ZaraW · 27/06/2017 12:23

Brooklyn was the "photographer" for the Burberry campaign but after seeing his photos I doubt very much any of his work would actually be used without a lot of help. His younger brother was modelling for them too.

VeuveLilies · 27/06/2017 12:23

My point still stands- it's something he can do, something he has control over. Not his parents money

ZaraW · 27/06/2017 12:26

I don't think he has control over anything his parents seem to be doing a great job with their connections.

QuackPorridgeBacon · 27/06/2017 12:28

hard imactually shocked and I don't know what to say. If you think it isn't hard for celebrity kids always being in the limelight, not really able to have normal careers so are thrust into the limelight to earn or live off Mum and dad (both of which get slated) then I really believe your thinking is skewed. Yes it's also hard for kids who are so poor and don't know where their next meal is coming from of course it is. Like I say, hardship is all subjective and one doesn't over rule the other if they can't imagine living eachothers lives they won't understand.

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