A 1999 interview with Victoria Beckham being forced to weigh herself two months are giving birth is going viral.
In a new interview, Beckham, who shares Brooklyn, Harper, Romeo, and Cruz with husband David Beckham, spoke about her disturbing experience as well as revealed her true feelings on the horrifying segment.
A 1999 Interview With A Postpartum Victoria Beckham Being Forced To Weigh Herself On TV Goes Viral
The clip — which is a segment from a show called Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush with Chris Evans — featured the Spice Girls singer just two months postpartum, after giving birth to her oldest child, Brooklyn.
“A lot of girls want to know, because you look fantastic again,” he says. “How did you get back to your shape after birth?’
Victoria goes on to share her exercise regime and shut down rumors that her husband and soccer player, David Beckham, helped her train. The host then asks: “Is your weight back to normal?”
After confirming that she is back to her pre-pregnancy weight, the host then asks, “Can I check? Do you mind?” He then presents a set of scales.
A clearly uncomfortable Victoria says, “Oh no,” before commenting that Chris had made her bandmate, Geri Halliwell — who has been open about having an eating disorder — do the same thing during a different appearance on the show.
“This is horrible,” she says. Victoria then steps on the scales while Chris reads out her exact weight to both the live audience and the nation.
After sharing how she had dropped the weight quickly after giving birth, much like her own mother had, Beckham went on to explain the traumatic experience she had to endure on the show.
“He made me stand on the scales to be weighed,” Beckham told Vogue Australia. “Can you imagine doing that nowadays?”
However, the mother of four revealed how the television segment wasn’t an isolated incident.
“I’ve had ‘Porky Posh’ on a headline, I’ve had ‘Skeletal Posh,’” Beckham admitted to the outlet.
It was made very apparent how the media was obsessed with the new mom’s weight, as she delved even deeper in yet another incident.
“After I had Brooklyn, there was a picture on the front page of a newspaper pointing to every single part of my body where I had to focus on losing the weight from.”
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