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Can a seven year old be a 'social power'?

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trisher Tue 25-Jun-19 19:01:35

Harper Beckham has come fourth in the Tatler Social Power Index. She apparently "Jets between the LA, London and the Cotswolds.". I don't think any 7 year old should be lauded like this and I certainly wouldn't want it for my GD. It seems to me to be a form of child cruelty to drag a child to social events when they should be digging holes, learning to skip and chasing around.

GrannyGravy13 Tue 25-Jun-19 19:06:59

trisher I heard/read this earlier and actually think it is ridiculous.

There is an American boy (Ryan) on "kids Utube" who is a millionaire because his parents film him playing /reviewing toys!!

Maybe society has just reached a nadir of what's acceptable?

Gonegirl Tue 25-Jun-19 19:10:56

That is so stupid. "jets between LA London and the Cotswolds" indeed! hmm

Introduce her to Greta. Now, she is a social power.

Actually, that makes me quite angry

Whitewavemark2 Tue 25-Jun-19 19:17:42

Poor little soul, but perhaps we don’t really know what her life is really like. Presumably she goes to school and leads a relatively normal day to day existence. Perhaps the jetting happens on her hols.

paddyann Tue 25-Jun-19 19:18:23

Cant abide people who use their children in this way ,Posh and Becks have been doing his since their first was born .They seem to think family and business is the same thing why else would they keep their children in the public eye .

EllanVannin Tue 25-Jun-19 19:18:33

If opportunity knocked on every door where there are children there'd be hundreds in the "Social Power Index" !

If this sort of child prodigy doesn't cause feelings of failure among those who actually give a damn, I don't know what does.

paddyann Tue 25-Jun-19 19:24:40

I always thought a child prodigy was one who was extremely talented ..not just one who was flying hither and tither at her parents expense on a private jet.

M0nica Tue 25-Jun-19 19:45:16

If she flies by jet to the Cotswolds which airport is she using? RAF Brize Norton?

Surely the question is, who is she meant to influence, parents or children and how? Her clothes are nothing marvellous, expensive, yes, but no style that you can notice. What 7 year old does have style? She gives no interviews so her personal views on politics and climate change are unknown.

I think she was included on the list in order to garner press coverage.

EllanVannin Tue 25-Jun-19 20:32:20

Flying hither and thither isn't exactly a lesson on saving the planet either.

Beechnut Tue 25-Jun-19 20:57:08

M0nica there is Cotswold airport near Kemble.

Gonegirl Tue 25-Jun-19 21:03:11

The Beckhams would land at Heathrow. Or Northolt or Farnborough if they went to their Cotswolds pad by private jet. They would have to go through customs.

absent Tue 25-Jun-19 21:03:16

Social Power Index? Bah-ha-ha!

SirChenjin Tue 25-Jun-19 21:58:55

To be fair to them, are they encouraging this - or is it driven by the media with sales figures to think of? I’m not sure it’s the Beckhams fault so much as the public who fawn over celebs and buy this stuff.

paddyann Tue 25-Jun-19 22:10:10

Easy enough to keep their wee girl out of the limelight IF they wanted to.Look at Andy Murray and his family,I dont remember even hearing what the second baby was or was called never mind photographs of them at fashion shows or tennis matches etc .
Its without doubt a Posh and Becks engineered thing..look at the son who was apparently a major talent in photography for all of 5 minutes or the other one who is a singing "star" .its just a way of keeping the family in the publics eye.

BlueBelle Tue 25-Jun-19 22:34:57

I know it was a good while ago but I always admired Lenny Henry and Dawn French when they adopted a baby girl I never ever saw one picture or read one thing about her and still haven’t
Awful of Posh and Beds but they have always used their children as many ‘celebrities’ do

Callistemon Tue 25-Jun-19 23:12:49

Who chooses this list?

A social power influencing whom? I doubt my 7 year old DGD has heard of Harper Beckham.

Callistemon Tue 25-Jun-19 23:14:32

Presumably she goes to school and leads a relatively normal day to day existence.
She probably does lead a fairly normal life when they're not walking through airports, but I wonder if she'll get teased at school now because of this?

TerriBull Wed 26-Jun-19 07:34:30

As others have said the Beckhams have been shameless and relentless in promoting their children and not shielding them from the public eye, I think they do them a massive disservice. VB puts up all manner of what should be personal little snippets for public consumption, particularly relating to Harper such as Mother's Day Cards, drawings etc. At such a young age she can't make an informed choice about the level of exposure she's subjected to. I believe people in the public eye can shield their children, have their faces blurred out of photographs.

I echo your comments Callistemon, influential with whom confused the average 7 year old won't know who she is and why would she influence any sane adult, she's a child for heaven's sake, her parents are pulling the strings. The Beckham's continual pursuit of the publicity machine on behalf of their offspring is just vulgar.

I've scanned lists like this before and always thought what
a load of shite somewhat meaningless.

janeainsworth Wed 26-Jun-19 07:53:41

Does anyone care what is written in the Tatler?
Does anyone actually read it?

Resurgam123 Wed 26-Jun-19 08:03:04

I have just about worked out who the heck Harper Beckham is .
I thought "Harpers" were nasty big probably mythical birds.

Resurgam123 Wed 26-Jun-19 08:06:40

Oh it could be a "Harpy eagle." I think they are very agressive birds like eagles.

DanniRae Wed 26-Jun-19 08:08:19

Just so stupid - it doesn't make sense to choose a 7 year old child! shock

Harris27 Wed 26-Jun-19 08:11:25

Posh and becks have known what they are doing right from the start. Even admits marriage rumours kids fashion etc they feed on the media and love it all! Their kids are just an extension of this.

Resurgam123 Wed 26-Jun-19 08:20:23

I just do not GET the concept of celebrity.
There is a phrase something on the lines that .

They also need a crap.

sodapop Wed 26-Jun-19 08:42:51

Absolutely ridiculous and a really bad example to others . No carbon footprint worries there clearly.