Originally posted on Awful Advertisements  |  Last updated 2/10/13

While the interwebs were abuzz over the latest H&M ad featuring David Beckham showing off his assets, some Debbie Downer took it upon themselves to reveal something shocking. Apparently, according to the Today Show, H&M used a body double for some parts of the video shoot. Then H&M actually confirmed it: "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." Is that PR-speak for "his butt isn't tight enough?" Is Beckham's body not perfect enough for H&M? I know body doubles are used in movies all the time, but this man is a professional athlete. If even HIS body isn't cutting it for H&M in "smaller parts" of the video, what hope do the rest of us have? Victoria's Secret does the same thing, and maybe it is just a reality we need to expect. In advertising, we always see products in their best case scenario, which is probably why H&M chose to use Beckham to hock their underwear to begin with. It's not surprising that H&M would want to use the best male body they could, but when even Beckham isn't good enough, it makes me worry.

MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
Cult of Sport: Before there was Ezekiel Elliott, there was Eric Dickerson
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Red Sox reportedly acquire Chris Sale from White Sox

Pablo Sandoval appears to have lost a lot of weight

Syracuse fan drains $5K shot, high-fives Dino Babers

LeBron not interested in hashing things out with Phil Jackson

Report: Matt Rhule to be new head football coach at Baylor

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Pierre-Paul visiting surgeon to discuss groin injury

Julius Peppers talks future, potential retirement

Joe McKnight shooter charged with manslaughter

Thompson wishes he played in 4th, could have scored 80

LISTEN: Kevin Harlan saves MNF again by doing play-by-play of two idiots on the field

Jets security guards make best tackles of the night on fan rushing field

MLB Winter Meetings report, Day 1: News, notes and rumors

The five 2016 Heisman finalists: How do they measure up?

Box Score 12/6: Klay Thompson and the ball of fire

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Sporting life: Gifts for real fans (that aren't ugly NFL sweaters)

The good, bad, and ugly from NFL Week 13

Championship Week as explained by Diana Ross

Cult of Sport: Before there was Ezekiel Elliott, there was Eric Dickerson

MLB Winter Meetings primer: Every team's trade temperature on the hot stove

James Franklin, Penn State come up roses

Six NFL quarterbacks who will start for other teams in 2017

Best of Yardbarker: CFB Championship Week chaos

Soccer News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Winter Meetings report, Day 1: News, notes and rumors

The five 2016 Heisman finalists: How do they measure up?

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Sporting life: Gifts for real fans (that aren't ugly NFL Christmas sweaters)

The good, bad, and ugly from NFL Week 13

Championship Week as explained by Diana Ross

Cult of Sport: Before there was Ezekiel Elliott, there was Eric Dickerson

Winter Meetings primer: Every team's trade temperature on the hot stove

James Franklin, Penn State come up roses

Final College Football Playoff rankings: Alabama reigns

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker