Harry Styles is in need of an icon, apparently. I guess he grew up looking up to David Beckham but now David’s getting a bit worse for wear in the icon department, apparently (says the boy band member who will be forgotten in 10 years time) and he needs someone new to come on the scene.
From OK Magazine:
“I think he was everybody’s idol when I was growing up. When people asked you that question, you almost needed a back-up answer because everyone would say, ‘David Beckham!'”
“We actually met once when we were performing in LA. He brought his kids to our concert. He’s a really nice guy.”
So, Harry’s really not meaning to offend David Beckham, he just feels like his own idol should be someone more creative. I don’t really get why it matters if a person inspires more than one other, but I guess I sorta kinda get what he’s saying?
Anyway, Harry also thinks David needs to be knighted:
“I think he really deserves it. It makes sense because he’s such a national treasure. To be honest, I already thought he was Sir David Beckham anyway!”