Booty double? David Beckham's new undies ad raises questions
Is it all him on display?
At this point, it's more of an event when David Beckham's hard body isn't on display, but his new Guy Ritchie-directed undies ad for H&M is already making headlines, and not just because of a close-up of his caboose (more on that in a second). It all started when sharp-eyed fans noticed what looked to be a stunt double in the background of this photo, which was snapped during filming:
That led to speculation that the tattooed body (and bounce-a-quarter-off-it-backside) seen in the commercial, which features Beckham running, jumping, climbing and swimming in his form-fitting green underpants, weren't entirely his. Suspicions were further fueled by this still, in which the soccer star's arms seem to have fewer ink stains than usual. Or maybe it just looks like that way because he's in motion …
Beckham responded to the keister controversy on Twitter, explaining, "yes I did pretty much all my own stunts, was good fun."
An H&M rep further clarified, acknowledging, "David was very involved in the advert, including doing most of the stunts. Due to his tight schedule, a body double was used in smaller parts of the video."
Smaller parts, indeed (we refuse to be drawn into a "stuffed vs. unstuffed" debate, so don't even try).
Anyhoodie, watch the video, then check out another Ritchie commercial, this one featuring the director's former missus, Madonna.
And what the heck: Here's one more photo for the fans. You're welcome ...
The bloke is a true star and I used to hate him when he played for m.u. but he's gone from strength to strength and he truly deserves all the plaudits he gets, he's the worlds most recognised sportsman bar none.