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Harper Beckham, a chorus of disapproval.

(103 Posts)
Spangler Mon 10-Aug-20 15:40:58

There's a photo of nine year old Harper Beckham on Instagram: showing her out with her parents. According to Instagram users, she's growing up way too fast.

It seems perfectly acceptable to me, but then I see children at dance competitions dressed up like the adults, little girls wearing make-up, small boys in bow ties. Am I being to lenient?

My only concern would be that being on the internet, you don't know who is viewing your child, or what their agenda is.

MaizieD Mon 10-Aug-20 15:43:57

IMO it's nobody's business but her parents.

But no doubt it will engage the cleb followers...

Luckygirl Mon 10-Aug-20 15:45:28

She looks OK to me. The implication is that it is a special occasion and that she does not go to school in make-up. And it's quite subtle. I would be more concerned if she was in some sort of boob-tube.

timetogo2016 Mon 10-Aug-20 15:47:43

Pushy parents drive me crazy.
Children should be children,they grow far too quickly as it is.
And makeup cannot be good for their skin either.

FlyingHandbag Mon 10-Aug-20 16:02:59

Had she been wearing something like the attached image, there would have been cause for concern. What she is wearing is actually quite nice. Would they rather she wore a dress fit for Hilda Ogden? X

Calendargirl Mon 10-Aug-20 16:10:31

I thought she looked a pretty girl actually. Maybe a bit older than 9, but nothing inappropriate.

DanniRae Mon 10-Aug-20 16:35:15

I thought it was a lovely photo of her ^ but^I agree with Spangler about who might be viewing it.

paddyanne Mon 10-Aug-20 16:36:05

looks like a lot of 9 year olds I kmow.they love their makeup .One of my GD.s knows how to put it on and how not to.Just to make me laugh she'll put foundation that stops at her chin and thick eyebrows and bright red lips..Its the CHAV look dont you know granny ? She's 10 but her 9 year old cousin is just the same.Bamboo cleansing pads ,micellar water and biodegradable wipes are all on the birthday list .Its all just part of growing up in the noughties

BlueBelle Mon 10-Aug-20 16:38:32

Pretty little thing not seen her before as I m very uninterested in celebrities and their families

Sparklefizz Mon 10-Aug-20 16:38:53

The worst is Katie Price's daughter, Princess. I have felt uneasy for several years about the way KP has dressed her daughter up.

GrannyGravy13 Mon 10-Aug-20 16:43:49

Beautiful photo of a beautiful little girl.

Oopsminty Mon 10-Aug-20 16:44:16

She looks lovely.

V3ra Mon 10-Aug-20 16:49:16

She looks lovely, very natural and modestly dressed.

Hellogirl1 Mon 10-Aug-20 16:50:52

The link won`t work on my laptop.

Nightsky2 Mon 10-Aug-20 16:53:08

She looks older than my 9 year old DGD but she looks very sweet. If she is wearing a little make-up so what?. She’s not your average 9 year old, the only girl with 3 older brothers and coming from such a showbiz family.

DiscoDancer1975 Mon 10-Aug-20 16:54:03

She does look lovely, but we simply don’t need to see this photo.

timetogo2016 Mon 10-Aug-20 17:04:07

Sparklefizz you are spot on.

Chewbacca Mon 10-Aug-20 17:19:50

Can't see what the fuss is about personally. Her face is lit from below, which creates shadows, and so very probably she isn't wearing make up at all. But if she, so what?

Callistemon Mon 10-Aug-20 17:20:00

Ah, she looks lovely.

It's up to her parents if they want to put her photo on Instagram. Lots of DGP put photos on here too.

Each to their own

Callistemon Mon 10-Aug-20 17:20:23


She does look lovely, but we simply don’t need to see this photo.

Don't look then

Callistemon Mon 10-Aug-20 17:22:13

she looks older than 9

Well, I may have said she looked 10

trisher Mon 10-Aug-20 17:26:12

I was expecting to see much worse. She's wearing a little make up but nothing too much. My 7year old DGD has just aquired some pink sparkly lip balm, she likes to put it on in secret and then show you. As long as it's not the whole focus of girls' lives no harm done.

Callistemon Mon 10-Aug-20 17:29:23

I wonder if my DGD have seen this?
They'll be wanting a pair of those earrings each!

Callistemon Mon 10-Aug-20 17:31:56

A chorus of disapproval

Oh dear, not quite the reaction the OP expected.

MissAdventure Mon 10-Aug-20 17:36:46

She looks just right for a modern young girl, I think.