The latest issue of Vanity Fair sports the ultra-buff soccer superstar David Beckham on its cover. Why? Nobody in the United States gives a damn about soccer (what the hell is the Euro Cup?) or who David Beckham is, except for the fact he is married to a former member of the pop group The Spice Girls– and honestly, nobody gives two shits about that either.
Beckham also released his 400-page autobiography (honestly, his life can be summed on the back of a matchbook) in the United States, which promptly disappeared from bookshelves, not because they were bought by his countless fans (all eight of them), because his publisher realized they were idiots to think a book about an unknown sport star would sell. Off to the bargain bins it goes (most likely the trash bin).
And why would Beckham want America when America doesn’t want him? It’s simple: ego. Beckham is beloved the world over except the United States. He’s on a mission to change that. I say good luck