Why is Victoria Beckham undeserving of honour?
From Aamir Khan’s Dangal comes one of our favourite quotes ever: ‘Jitne muh utni baatein.’ What does this have to do with Victoria Beckham, you must wonder? Well, the ‘posh’ former Spice Girl was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for her services to the fashion industry this week, and the massive honour brought with it a cacophony of negative reactions. “Does she deserve it?” is the question many Brits are asking in the wake of Victoria’s selection.
With 17 years in the fashion industry, Victoria has worked hard to grow her brand into an empire. A feature in The Sun only last month pegs her net worth (in her own right and not as a ‘plus one’ to husband David) at an estimated £240million. She’s achieved all this while also supporting Becks and playing mum to their four kids. Victoria has earned other notable accolades too, but we won’t list them all. Suffice it to say, despite evidence, despite her fame, despite her efforts, folks are still wondering if an OBE for Posh is justified.
Ironically, as Victoria received her new bling from The Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday morning, she was pictured smiling. If the image alongside looks odd to you, it’s because Posh is rarely pictured smiling. And now, with this debate on whether she deserves her ‘win’ hotting up, that rare smile will soon be taken from her too. What a pity!
Image Credits: mirror.co.uk