When good looking people marry good looking people and live in good looking houses and adopt good looking pets, it turns out that they will inevitably have good looking spawn. Probably good looking casseroles for dinner too, but I’m obviously going a little too far here.
And that good looking spawn will mostly like become a model. See exhibit A: Romeo Beckham is now modeling for Burberry. No one is surprised, the least of all me, because while I feel like most of us were awkward, gangly, and had huge glasses smooshed up against our faces at the age of 10, Romeo Beckham destroys that stereotype by – well, by being ridiculously good looking.
Now he’s making that paper and Mom and Dad get to carry a wrinkled copy of this Burberry ad around in their wallets so they can not-so-casually pull it out during conversations. Romeo’s acting totally age appropriate, playfully waving around a $250 umbrellas (let me just pause to say this about that price: wut.), and generally being cute and charming.
Cue the angry commentators: ZOMG, Beckhams, you’re exploiting your children!!! Let your kids be kids!!! Let them grow up normally and happily and just like listen to 2 Chainz on their iPods like every other normal kid!!!
And to that I say, CALM YOURSELF.
I am all for kids working. [Points to my four year old Swiffering the hallway with reckless abandon.] I don’t mean the abusive, in-factory kind, but should kids have chores and paper routes and maybe even scoop some ice cream for minimum wage in the summer? Yeah, absolutely.
Even if it’s donning Burberry trenches and popping a collar for how ever much Romeo Beckham is getting paid. Let’s go with “a junkton.”
David and Victoria Beckham seem to be sort of normal-ish, as Hollywood goes. They moved to California; they go to soccer games; they hang out in Malibu. Maybe Romeo even makes his bed in the morning. Maybe Victoria makes turkey chili in the family slow cooker. Who knows!? Either way, as long as he’s having fun and not missing school or sleep, I say why not. If my three daughters suddenly expressed a desire to start modeling, I’d absolutely let them, provided that it was age appropriate (Burberry nailed it here) and the $$$ was right.
Am I wrong? Are the Beckhams wrong? Is *gasp* BURBERRY wrong? Sound off in the comments. I’ll be sure to respond and tell you how wrong you are. Just kidding!