David Beckham shredded as he 'bends' the fact in sycophantic promo for Qatar, where gay people and women have little to NO RIGHTS

David Beckham was slammed after he described the country as 'perfection' and said that he 'cannot wait' to take his children to the 'incredible place'

David Beckham shredded as he 'bends' the fact in sycophantic promo for Qatar, where gay people and women have little to NO RIGHTS
David Beckham is being widely criticized for appreciating Qatar in a new video to promote the Middle Eastern state (Visit Qatar/YouTube screenshots)
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DOHA, QATAR: Football legend David Beckham is being widely criticized for appreciating Qatar in a new video to promote the Middle Eastern state ahead of the World Cup this winter. Beckham described the country as "perfection" and said he "cannot wait" to take his children to the "incredible place". Qatar is a country where it is illegal to be gay and women still need permission to study or marry.

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In a video set against the backdrop of the capital city Doha, Beckham revealed his £10 million ($11.61 million) deal to be the face of the nation. The former England captain, and a Unicef ambassador who calls himself a feminist, has been slammed for ignoring the fact that thousands of young immigrants have been worked to death to construct a football stadium in the same Islamic nation. Under Sharia law, homosexuals can be put to death. In the same country, Ghal Singh Rai, 20, from Nepal took died by suicide after working as a cleaner in unimaginably terrible conditions at a Qatari camp for the workers constructing a World Cup stadium.

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In the video, the 47-year-old star is sailing on a boat, riding a motorbike, visiting a spice market, and taking selfies with locals. He is seen visiting a bazaar and sitting down to eat with a group of men dressed in traditional Arab clothing. "Qatar really is an incredible place to spend a few days on a stopover. The modern and traditional fuse create something really special," he says in a voiceover to the video. "It's one of the best spice markets that I have ever been to. This will go down as one of my favorite mornings. This is perfection, I cannot wait to bring my children back."

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Beckham has been blasted by human rights campaigners Amnesty International, among many others. Felix Jakens, Amnesty International UK's Head of Priority Campaigns, said, according to the Daily Mail, "This is just the latest slick and positive video about Qatar that David Beckham has put his face to, and yet again there's no mention of the county's appalling human rights record. Beckham's global fame and status are PR gold for Qatar's image, but he should be using that same unique profile to call on FIFA and the Qatari authorities to properly remedy the terrible abuses that tens of thousands of migrant workers have faced in building the infrastructure to deliver the World Cup. Beckham has said he hoped football would prove a force for good in Qatar. At the moment it seems his involvement is good news for Qatar's tourist industry, not for human rights."

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Journalist Dan Wootton also slammed Beckham, saying. "The only thing perfect about David Beckham's propaganda for the gay-hating and women-suppressing Arab state Qatar is that we can now forever ignore his virtue signalling. Goldenballs will always put money before morals."


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"How easily some are bought"

Twitter has blasted Beckham, claiming he is the "latest in a line of sellouts". "What an absolute f**king ghoul David Beckham is," one user wrote. "David Beckham used to be labelled a gay icon, appearing on a 2002 @AttitudeMag cover. He’s nothing more than the latest in a line of sellouts when it comes to this years World Cup," wrote another user.

One user said, "David Beckham says he cannot wait to bring his kids to Qatar, as he accepts £10 million to advertise the Gulf dictatorship. If his children were gay he would not be allowed bring them to Qatar because being gay is illegal there. How easily some are bought."

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"I'm usually a fan of David Beckham, but shame on him for selling out and promoting the Qatar World Cup. Thoroughly disgusted by this and I hope that he finds a shred of decency and donates the millions he has been paid to anti-slavery charities," one user wrote.

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Another said, "David Beckham can get in the bin advertising Qatar. Aside from all the human rights issues, around 6000 workers have died building the stadium. Beckham is a 100% s*****g taking the cash, disgusting."

"Vile campaign, David Beckham. Speak up for the LGBTQ+ community who are being washed out of existence, for the 6,500+ migrant workers who have died from the World Cup, for the women who live their lives in the shadow of men. Using your influence for more money is disgusting," wrote one user.

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