David Beckham: celebrity, football icon, egg tart enthusiast… and now, the subject of a backlash.
More than a week ago, the 43-year-old collaborated with Sands Resorts Macao to star in a micro-movie that sees him, along with famous names from China and Hong Kong—Qiao Shan, Yang Di, Liu Yan, Cao Tu Jun, Lam Suet and Helena Law—embarking on a quest to find the perfect egg tart, a popular delicacy that Macau is known for.
In the three-minute clip, the brand ambassador of the Venetian Macao can be heard speaking in Mandarin. However, here’s where it gets tricky. The primary local language in Macau is Cantonese, NOT Mandarin. Unimpressed fans then took to the Englishman’s official Facebook page to question his decision to speak in Mandarin.
To be honest, we think his only fault here is ignorance. The man was most probably just told what to say—he may not even know the difference between Mandarin and Cantonese!
On a side note, who’s suddenly craving for some egg tarts now?