Victoria Beckham criticised for letting son enjoy “happy hour”

Cheers! Photo: Instagram @victoriabeckham

Followers of Victoria Beckham have slammed the fashion designer and former Spice Girl on Instagram after she shared a photo of her 12-year-old son Cruz Beckham clinking glasses at sunset with a friend by a swimming pool.

Victoria added the caption, "Two little old men!"

But critics were quick to jump on the post, asking "are they over 21?" and accusing Victoria of irresponsible parenting.

"Children and alcohol, very nice," wrote one commenter.

Another said, "They are only kids…that's wrong."

"Is your boy not a little bit too young?" questioned another.


Two little old men! 😂😂 @cruzbeckham @danieldarri55 #fizzyapplejuice #drinksatsunset #happyhour

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Someone else accused Victoria of having "double standards" after she recently shared a hack to avoid drinking too much.

"Underage drinking? While their mother chews coffee beans to stop her drinking? Double standards me thinks," they wrote.


What all of these commenters failed to notice was one of the hashtags in Victoria's post: #fizzyapplejuice

While Victoria left the criticisms unanswered, there was no shortage of fans who jumped in to defend her.

"Oh come on people!!! Can u not read??!!!!! As if it would be alcohol lol," wrote one person.

"Use [sic] might want to try this really old thing that people used to do, it's called reading! A photo doesn't explain everything, you need to read the captions!!" advised another Instagram user.

Victoria is no stranger to criticism on her parenting. Both she and husband David Beckham have been attacked online recently for kissing six-year-old daughter Harper on the lips.