Parental love comes in many forms and sometimes that means a healthy dose of public humiliation. Brooklyn Beckham found this out the hard way after his dad decided to start adding some unsolicited commentary during his Instagram live stream to his followers.
Soccer great David Beckham may be the epitome of cool to his massive fan base, but to Brooklyn, he’s still his dad. Despite being a part of one of Britain’s most famous families, the 17-year-old is still subject to the same cringe-worthy dad jokes we’ve all come to loathe, however, he has a significantly larger audience than just a couple of friends.
Brooklyn has started to make a name for himself ever since taking up modeling and photography. To connect with his 9 million followers on Instagram, Brooklyn decided to go live, which prompted fans to rampantly start commenting. Among those commenters was his dad, who took the opportunity to embrace some good-natured fatherly teasing.
With over 10,000 viewers tuned in to the live stream, David Beckham commented: “U should be at school.” As the comments continued to pour in from fans stroking Brooklyn’s ego, Beckham wasn’t quite done putting his son in place. “That’s my shirt,” David wrote just moments later.
We all dread the notification that a family member has commented on one of our social media posts, but parental digs with an audience of over 10,000 is a whole other league of public humiliation. However, this isn’t the first time David Beckham has used Instagram to badger his son. Brooklyn attempted to make a celebratory video when he reached 1 million followers, but was interrupted by his dad who boasted: “I’ve got 52 [million followers].”
The Instagram war doesn’t end there, every time Brooklyn posts a picture of him wearing an article of his clothing, Beckham always feels obligated to comment and let the world know. While discussing his loving social media torment on The Graham Norton Show, David Beckham stated, “When we’re out, he gets recognized so much that I’m literally known as Brooklyn’s dad now.” While some fatherly envy may be at play, Graham Norton replied by saying, “Yeah, no one’s buying that.”
Clearly, Brooklyn Beckham still has a way to go before he comes close to reaching the stardom of his father, but that doesn’t mean his dad won’t continue taunt him while he tries. David Beckham’s fatherly jabs are enough reason to follow his son’s Instagram alone.