Victoria Beckham pleaded with her daughter Harper Seven to always be kind, recalling how she was bullied as a youngster.
The former Spice Girl, fashion genius, and wife of David Beckham has had a great life, yet she struggled as a child due to bullying at school.
Victoria has now observed anti-bullying week by reflecting on her school experience and sharing her hope that Harper, 12, can assist someone who is going through the same thing.
The mother of four, who has Brooklyn, 24, Romeo, 21, and Cruz, 18, with former England player David, tweeted a photo of herself and her only daughter, as well as some advise.
‘This #AntiBullyingWeek, remember to always be the kindest in the classroom.
‘Kisses Harper Seven … I love u so much (sic).’
She went on: ‘I was bullied a lot at school, and I often tell Harper how important it is to call out if anyone is ever being bullied – especially if there’s ever another little girl on her own in the playground.
‘Because that was once her mummy.’
She said she was ‘so proud to raise a strong and caring daughter,’ sharing a series of photos of her with her little girl.
Speaking in 2020, Victoria said she was ‘an awkward teenager’ who ‘didn’t have a huge amount of friends.’
‘And looking back I recognise that I was bullied at times,’ she told Vogue Australia.
Victoria has also expressed her rage at the ‘bullies’ who targeted husband David when England was knocked out of the 1998 World Cup, with huge hatred directed at him by those who blamed his red card for their defeat.
Following the game, a bar hung an effigy of Becks outside its doors, and the team bus was assaulted with stones and pint glasses during Manchester United’s first away game the following season, against West Ham.
Speaking in the new Netflix documentary Beckham, she said: ‘I mean, the absolute hate, the public bullying, to another level. He was depressed, absolutely clinically depressed.
‘I still want to kill these people.’
David himself admitted that the experience ‘changed his life’ and left him feeling ‘alone’.
He said in the documentary: ‘‘What I went through was so extreme. The whole country hated me. Hated me. It changed my life. I felt very vulnerable and alone. Wherever I went I got abuse every single day.’