Brooklyn Beckham Uploads Polemic Picture to Instagram. Brooklyn Beckham is the oldest son of soccer player David Beckham and his wife, the former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham. Since some time ago, Brooklyn has had an Instagram account (@brooklynbeckham), where he has started some polemics from time to time. The latest one happened only two days ago, when he uploaded a picture that many users didn’t think was suitable for the young man’s Instagram.
Brooklyn, who is currently 16, shared a picture taken by American photographer Mary Ellen Mark
which got published on the Life magazine in 1983. It depicted two young boys, one of which was holding a gun while they walked through the streets of Seattle. It’s a black-and-white picture that was included in the special issue Streets of the Lost. It has already been deleted by Brooklyn himself since polemics arouse.
Many users have pointed out that this is the kind of picture a boy the age of Brooklyn shouldn’t post. They also urged the teen’s parents to have a talk with their son. Many considered the posting a youth mistake, and reassured their love for the young Beckham.
However, there’s some who have investigated about the picture, which is more than 30 years old, and have asked the critics to inform themselves too. Mary Ellen Mark was a well-known photojournalist who centered her work on people who were outcasts, who didn’t fit into mainstream society. She worked for The New Yorker, the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Life or Rolling Stone, amongst many others. And was awarded numerous awards for her journalism and her photographic skills.
It remains unknown, however, why Brooklyn uploaded the picture in the first time. Anyway, it this incident is a perfect example to show that, when you’re famous, you have to be very cautious about what you post. Otherwise, you may have to have a talk with your parents.