One year of As IF-ing

July 15, 2011 13:32:03 Posted at July 15, 2011 13:32:03
Lainey Posted by Lainey

“Harper was a name that we’ve loved for a long time, you know, for a couple of reasons. One of the reasons is, um, Harper’s an old English name which we loved, and one of the other reasons, Victoria’s favourite book is To Kill a Mockingbird and the author was Harper Lee. Ah, and it’s a very strong, passionate book so that’s where Harper came from.” – David Beckham in a video posted on his Facebook about why he and wife Victoria chose the name Harper for their newborn daughter.

Dear David Beckham – Harper Lee is still alive. Please also pass that onto your wife. Because I don’t actually think she knows who she is.

The other day, when posting about Harper Seven Beckham’s birth and christening, I wrote that I loved the name but that:

“... if (Posh) says one day that Harper is for Harper Lee? I will As IF her ass for an entire year.”


As IF she knows about Harper Lee.

As IF she reads anything other than magazines. In fact, in 2005, a Spanish journalist quoted her as saying:

"I haven't read a book in my life. I haven't got enough time. I prefer to listen to music, although I do love fashion magazines."

Later on, after much criticism, Victoria claimed that she was misinterpreted, that what she really meant to say was that she never had time to finish a book because she’s always looking after her kids, but...

Come on now.

As IF Victoria Beckham would choose a novel WITH NO PICTURES about racial injustice, community, and the humanity we take for granted over the latest issue of Vogue.

As IF Victoria Beckham would know Atticus Finch to be anything other than what Jake Gyllenhaal named his dog.

As IF Victoria Beckham has heard of any other Jem than the one who led the Holograms.

As IF the self promoting airport high heel posing Victoria Beckham would be aware that Harper Lee hasn’t promoted her only book, considered to be one of the greats in American literature, since the 1960s...in sharp contrast to Posh’s famewhore lifestyle.

"Well, it's better to be silent than to be a fool." – Harper Lee

As IF, in the spirit of their daughter’s namesake, the Beckhams didn’t just gush about their daughter all over Twitter and post a VIDEO to Facebook announcing it to the world.

As IF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

One year of As IF-ing begins now.

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