⅓ of the BeckPelMez throuple, Brooklyn Beckham, has been trying to shove his basic-ass food down everyone’s throats for a minute now, ever since waking up one day and deciding that he wanted to be a “chef.” And so it was, since Victoria and David Beckham are his parents, and he has the means to put on any fleeting career-hat of his choosing. But he’s been catching so much flack for his lack of training and execution of recipes that Mommy Becks took a time out from feuding with Brooklyn and his wife, Nicola Peltz Beckham, to defend the roast beef he made on his reel the other day (as if she eats roast beef; we know she only eats fish and toast). If Brooklyn is keeping count of the people in his corner, he can now add another notch to his eyebrow because he just gained another defender in the form of sweary celebrity chef/Beckham family friend Gordon Ramsay. Though Gordon would scream, “IT’S FUCKENNNN RAWWWWE,” right in the face of anyone else who made that roast, he instead offered the insight that Brooklyn can’t help who his parents are and things are really hard for him, so everyone needs to cut him a break.
While Brooklyn would be a really easy lamb for Gordon to giddily choose for slaughter, The Daily Mail says that he instead thinks everyone should be welcoming of another chef in the industry and be supportive of Brooklyn’s
footballer photography chef aspirations because he didn’t get to choose who his parents are. Cue several violins.
In an interview with MailOnline, Gordon, 56, said that it’s not the 23-year-old’s fault that he has such a level of intrusion into his life, because he didn’t ask to have famous parents, so it’s hard for him.
But Gordon, the star of new ITV1 cookery show, Next Level Chef, said everyone needs to pipe down and the more chefs there are in the mix, the better.
He said: ‘Brooklyn has grown up with my kids and is the son of dear friends of ours. I haven’t seen the video of his supposedly ‘raw’ beef.
‘But even as a 12-year-old, whilst playing football, Brooklyn was always excited about food. So I’m pleased that he’s gone down that road and he’s found something he really enjoys doing.’
He added: ‘It’s hard, isn’t it? Because he didn’t ask for that level of intrusion from having famous parents.
‘It probably came off a certain way, but it’s not his fault. So I have no issues against it. I’m excited. We have another chef joining the mix.’
Ugh, so hard. Funny that you mention it, Gordon, because with Brooklyn on the scene, there are indeed even more chefs in the mix since he requires a bevy of people with actual food experience and an entire professional crew to slap together one fucking sandwich and a G&T.
Brooklyn has been criticised for teaching his followers how to make a £300 joint of beef which was branded ‘raw’, a bacon buttie and a gin and tonic.
Brooklyn recently starred in his own online Cookin’ With Brooklyn series, which saw him enlist a 62-person crew at the eye-watering cost of $100,000 to film him making a sandwich.
In one of the eight-minute episodes, Brooklyn, who has no professional training as a chef, shows his Instagram and Facebook followers how to make a bagel sandwich with a hash brown, coleslaw and fried sea bream.
According to the New York Post, the video had a team of professionals on hand including a ‘culinary producer’ who approves the recipes, five camera operators and nine other producers.
This “nepo babies have it so tough” trope has gathered a ton of steam considering the people who benefit from it just not mentioning it ever is a viable option. And I’m super curious to know how much cash Posh and Becks nervously tossed at a renowned chef in an attempt to get Brooklyn’s fledgling career off the ground; that annual insurance premium for his $1.2 million car is on the way and the proceeds from Gollum-ing cheese wheels for Vogue and kind of assisting while a real chef makes raw roast beef ain’t gonna cover it!
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