Running a fashion brand. application for wage support
The British press says, “Waste of Taxes, Shame of Shame.”
Victoria Beckham, 46, the wife of British soccer player David Beckham and a member of the female group Spice Girls, is under fire for allegedly receiving support from the government for boosting the new coronavirus infection (COVID 19) despite having a large fortune. According to The Sun, a British daily, on the 28th (local time), Beckham, who runs his fashion brand “Victoria Beckham,” was selected as the recipient of the payment by applying for the COVID 19 corporate support from the British government. Each employee will receive 2,500 pounds (about 3.8 million won) per month, equivalent to 80 percent of the existing wage.
Beckham will use the money to pay the wages of 25 employees at his Chinese branch who have temporarily taken a leave of absence in the aftermath of COVID 19. However, there has been mounting criticism that it is a waste of taxes for the billionaire Beckham to receive the aid. Beckham and his wife own 335 million pounds (about 507 billion won), according to the Guardian.
British journalist Pierce Morgan tweeted, “Why do you take the taxes you need for NHS? Shame on you,” he scolded. To make matters worse, Beckham was recently sued by his brand tailor for “working seven days a week, 15 hours a day for eight years, resulting in a wrist injury.”