David tells Posh: “Let Brook­lyn fight his own bat­tles”

As their el­dest son is slammed for pos­ing with a gun, pals say David has urged Posh to keep calm

Closer (UK) - - Inside This Issue... - By Daisy Mclure

He sparked out­rage H af­ter pos­ing with a pis­tol for a photo shoot ear­lier this month, with an­gry fans slam­ming Brook­lyn Beck­ham for glam­or­is­ing gun vi­o­lence.

One critic who re­sponded to the snaps that Brook­lyn, 18, posted – and later deleted – on his In­sta­gram page wrote: “Look up Gun Vi­o­lence Sur­vivors Foun­da­tion. You should go and talk to a few of them. Maybe pos­ing with a gun would not seem so cool.”

Now pals say his mum, Vic­to­ria Beck­ham, 43, has been strug­gling with the back­lash her el­dest son has re­ceived.

A source says: “Hav­ing her own child come un­der such crit­i­cism has been up­set­ting for her. They’re in­cred­i­bly close and it hurts her that she can’t pro­tect him from all the neg­a­tiv­ity.”

Brook­lyn – who is ru­moured to be back with his ex, ac­tress Chloë Moretz, 20 – was slated for his “ter­ri­ble” pho­tog­ra­phy book. And de­spite Posh – who was cru­elly mocked on Twit­ter last week for her This Morn­ing beauty tu­to­rial – want­ing to jump to his de­fence, pals say David, 42, has urged the de­signer to let Brook­lyn deal with it.

The source says: “David’s urged Vic to keep calm. He un­der­stands where she’s com­ing from but says it’s all part of the learn­ing curve and he’s able to fight his own bat­tles. Vic wor­ries he’s too young to deal with the on­slaught and given he’s in the spot­light be­cause of them, she can’t help but feel anx­ious.”

Brook­lyn posed with a pis­tol

Pals say David has told Posh to let Brook­lyn deal with the back­lash

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