Victoria Beckham is “a bit on the spotty side” and should consider taking part in an Acne Pride week, a Tory MP suggested today.
Boris Johnson, who came across the former Spice Girl on the ski slopes of Courchevel, said she was “sort of glaring at the world – her eyes were invisible behind enormous Dior shades, but her lips were thrust out in her trademark snarl, like some rainforest chief”.
Mr Johnson, writing in The Spectator magazine, of which he is editor, went on: “I must say, at the risk of seeming ungallant, that she was unquestionably beautiful but also a bit on the spotty side.
“Apparently these spots are never revealed to the public because she has some kind of deal with Jason Fraser, her favourite paparazzo.
“Wouldn’t it be nice if famous acne-sufferers, such as Posh and Cameron Diaz, were more upfront about their affliction?
“Should they not agree to take part in an Acne Pride week, and help to relieve the agonies of self-doubt endured by millions of teenage girls and boys?”
Mr Johnson said: “She was wearing a furry waistcoat and odd low-slung baggy trousers, but the most interesting thing was her bottom.
“It was either the top of her bottom or the bottom of her back. It was plainly visible, and appeared to be tattooed with some inscription or device.
“I scrambled after her up the stairs to the ski lift, in an undignified attempt to read the message. What was it? ‘Open other end?’ ‘If you can read this, you are too close?’
“It turned out to be four stars, signifying, apparently, the birth of her two children,” Mr Johnson added.