Netizens are furious with Brooklyn Beckham over some racist photos he posted on Instagram over the weekend.
David and Victoria Beckham’s eldest son had apparently ridiculed Chinese tourists in his now-deleted post. In his pictures, the 19-year-old uploaded a snapshot of several Asian women tourists on a gondola and another of an Asian lady at a local supermarket in Venice. He added the caption, “No place like Italy innit.”
Many social media users didn’t take kindly to Brooklyn’s choice of words. The Brit temporarily switch his account after some criticised him for taking the women’s photographs without her consent. Other said he was down right racist for poking fun at Chinese or Asian-looking people.
“Accurately speaking, it is discrimination against Asians. He’s not Italian himself but a tourist as well. Who’s better than the other?” a user asked. Another tweeted, “What should Italy look like? All White?” On the other hand, there were a number of netizens who came to his defence saying that Brooklyn “just posted the pictures because he didn’t expect to see so many Asians in a European country”.
Brooklyn previously made RM545,000 (£100,000) for starring in an advertisement by Chinese mobile phone manufacturer Huawei. He has also appeared on the cover of Vogue China.