‘Not natural at all’: Victoria Beckham gets slammed over posh accent in makeup tutorial video
Brooklyn Beckham was dragged on the Internet last week after he showed off a multitude of accents during an online interview. Brooklyn’s famous mother Victoria Beckham too got the same treatment after the former Spice Girls member recently posted a make-up tutorial video on Instagram.
The social media users were clearly not happy with the way Victoria Beckham spoke in her tutorial video. Many were left confused with the upper-class accent of the 48-year-old singer and entrepreneur as she shared a few makeup tips with her more than 30 million followers on Instagram. Many on her social media post commented that they loved her but did not remember her being that posh while being a member of the Spice Girls.
Victoria Beckham in her video spoke about how to achieve a “modern smoky eye” with eyeliner from her beauty range. However, she got shredded for her accent after fans got distracted by singer turned fashion designer’s posh pronunciation. Victoria was born in Harlow, Essex, and raised in Goffs Oak Hertfordshire. She shot to fame as Posh Spice in the group Spice Girls in the mid-nineties. However, her accent seems to have changed over the years.
According to the BBC, a study shed light on the way Beckhams spoke before and after their move to the US, when David signed for Los Angeles Galaxy. In 2007, David Beckham’s family moved to Los Angeles but got back to London in 2013 after David hung up his boots from professional football. The study revealed that in her Spice Girls days, Victoria had a typical accent of a girl from Essex.
The study showed that she pronounced her L’s approximately 25% of the time in 1997 but increased it to 46% in 2012. “We think this may be connected with the fact that she’s forged a different career as a widely respected fashion designer. Factors such as social mobility and geographical location can have an impact on the way adults pronounce words”, said researchers.
‘She never used to speak like this’
Social media users were quick to point out Victoria Beckham’s posh accent. One user said, “Her way of talking it’s so” adding multiple laughing emoticons in the end. Another chimed in, “She never used to speak like this.” The next one commented, “Sorry but tries too hard with her accent, not natural at all.” Whereas, an individual added, “Hysterical put on way of talking! Check out Spice Girls videos she definitely did not sound like that. Just be yourself especially as you’re no teenager!! Sad.”
One user stated, “Strange accent, didn’t realise she was actually posh. I thought it was a joke?” And, another posted, “Sorry Victoria, your mouth is making a very unnatural noise. Hope you are ok.” Another furious user added, “TALK PROPERLY!!!!!!! That bloody voice is sooooo annoying.” And, one concluded, “Why does she talk like that?”
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