• Thu, Dec 13 2012

Harper Beckham And I Make Eye Contact In This Photo, It Doesn’t End Well

Victoria Beckham takes her children to Gordon Ramsay's restaurant for dinner in Grosvenor SquareThis photo of Harper Beckham just ruined my day. Maybe even my year. I don’t know, I haven’t decided yet how big of a crisis to make this in my life. But nevertheless  rest assured that it’s a big deal.

As much as I love stalking photos of celebrity children (specifically those related to Victoria and David Beckham), I hate the moment they become aware they’re being stalked. It’s such a buzzkill. As long as they’re not looking at the camera, I can pretend that the paparazzi aren’t totally invading their personal space by being all up in their face with a lens. But the second they look directly at the camera and gaze into it with their sad, sad little faces is the second I start to feel guilty for looking.

Like this photo of Harper Seven Beckham looking at the camera with a mix of confusion and disgust. It’s the first time I’ve seen her acknowledge the paparazzi and it makes me sad. I like Harper and I don’t want to be the one responsible for that sad little face.

On the other hand, I do want to see her grow up because I’m brainwashed by celebrity culture [and insert a freshman sociology paper on our obsession with intruding upon the private lives of famous people here]. How can I balance my desire to have a babysitter-babysittee relationship with famous children, while also assuring that my desire doesn’t lead them to hate me — and subsequently destroy their own lives by acting in straight-to-VOD movies in an attempt to recapture the magic of their highly-photographed youth.

It’s quite the conundrum that I’m here and I’m not quite sure how to get out.

(Photo: Karl Piper/WENN)

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