Football star and British cultural icon David Beckham’s reputation has taken a battering after the footballer’s email account was leaked online. David Beckham’s Leaked Email Shows A Side You’ve Never Seen. Beckham’s use of obscene terms in his emails to his Public Relations has resulted in his fans now viewing him unfavourably.
Beckham did charity for his own benefit
In one of the emails, Beckham questions why he was repeatedly being told to give his own money to charity and why he was not being conferred the knighthood. He also uses expletives in referring to the honours committee.
He called other celebrities a f**king joke
Beckham reportedly used an obscene term for referring to Officer of the Most Excellent Order receiver Katherine Jenkins and said that she was a “f**king joke”. He also refused other honours unless it was a knighthood.
Beckham snubbed Amazon tribe leader
Beckham, in a 2014 documentary, told the Amazon tribe leader Davi to visit his community in London. However, when the leader reached London a few months after, David didn’t bother to meet up.
It is being feared that more emails with other explosive details are yet to be released by the hackers. Albeit Beckham might have done his charity mostly from goodwill, it has definitely charred his public image.
In a bid to clarify his stance on this whole fiasco, Beckham’s PR gave this official statement on the matter: “This story is based on outdated material taken out of context from hacked and doctored private emails from a third-party server and gives a deliberately inaccurate picture. David and UNICEF have had a powerful partnership in support of children for over 15 years. The David Beckham 7 Fund specifically has raised millions of pounds and helped millions of vulnerable children around the world. David has given significant time and energy and has made personal financial donations to the 7 Fund and this commitment will continue long term. Before establishing the 7 Fund, David had supported UNICEF and a number of other charities over many years, including donating his entire earnings from PSG during his time playing there. David and UNICEF are rightly proud of what they have and will continue to achieve together and are happy to let the facts speak for themselves.”