Romeo Beckham’s new Burberry campaign has sparked controversy on social media, after a number of users referred to the 12-year-old as being ‘hot’.
While we were all impressed with the young star’s latest modelling project, a section of commenters sparked outrage for making inappropriate comments about him.
Among the comments slammed by members of the social media site read: “Thinking Romeo Beckham is hot is not creepy, right?”
Shocked users have slammed the comments about the child star, with one user tweeting: “Why am I seeing grown women on my [timeline] saying how hot Romeo Beckham is. He’s still a child.”
Another wrote: “Women going on about how ‘fit’ and ‘hot’ Romeo Beckham is, wonder how people would feel if it was men talking about 12yr old girls?”
One person who expressed his shock over the tweets was Stinson Hunter, the Channel 4 documentary maker who goes undercover to expose potential paedophiles on the Internet.
I've seen some shocking comments about that Beckham kid - grown women saying he's 'fit' sort your heads out - he's ten for God sakes.— Stinson Hunter (@stinsonxhunter) November 4, 2014
If it was a bloke saying it about a child you'd be up in arms - it works both ways and both are equally as sick.— Stinson Hunter (@stinsonxhunter) November 4, 2014
Hunter took to Twitter to share his alarm at the tweets, writing: “I’ve seen some shocking comments about that Beckham kid – grown women saying he’s ‘fit’, sort your heads out – he’s ten for God sakes”.
Romeo’s Christmas campaign is just his latest project in an ever-growing and impressive portfolio.
The star landed his first campaign with the luxury fashion label at the age of 10, becoming one of youngest faces of the brand.
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