The Web buzzed with speculation Wednesday that David Beckham’s latest underwear ad for H&M includes shots of a body double — more famously known as an imposter without David Beckham’s butt.
And Thursday afternoon, a rep for H&M confirmed to TODAY.com that Beckham indeed used a bootie double: "David was very involved in the advert, including doing most of the stunts. Due to his tight schedule, a body double was used in smaller parts of the video."
For those still reeling from the earth-shattering news that Beyoncé did not, in fact, sing live at President Obama’s second inauguration, Beckham using a derriere double might be downright traumatic.
Speculators pointed out Wednesday that, in action shots, Beckham's famous tattoos disappeared. They took to Twitter on the same day that the Guy Richie-directed ad, featuring Beckham running through the streets in nothing more than boxer briefs, earned more than a million views on YouTube.
Twitter users had fun with the topic. Some were upset while others stayed skeptical. And for many, the butt's owner didn't matter.
Why in the world does David Beckham need a bum double?— Vic✌Northedge (@Vic_Northedge_x) February 7, 2013
So David Beckham is advertising his boxers for H&M and it isn't even his bum in the photos its a double of him!! Erm #letdown— Kay Smith(@katie2804) February 7, 2013
So Beckham had a butt double in the new H&M advert? So what! The rest was a delight.— Stacey Wright (@Stacebecks) February 7, 2013
This is the most devastating piece of news EVER. David Beckham used a bum double! twitter.com/ryanpassey/sta…— Ryan Passey (@ryanpassey) February 7, 2013
Bum like Beckham > Moves like Jagger— Andy Towers (@hashtagAndyT) February 7, 2013
From the BBC's Frozen Planet polar bear den to David Beckham's bottom. You can't trust anything you see anymore mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-…— Phil (@littletorelate) February 7, 2013
BLIMEY DAVID BECKHAM YOUR BOTTOM IS LOVELY— elna(@lolurafag) February 6, 2013
I am David Beckham's bottom double.— AngryBritain.com (@AngryBritain) February 7, 2013
What did you think? Was Beckham's body his own in the ad, or did he opt for a butt double? Vote below:
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