NBC's "Victoria Beckham: Coming to America" finally aired last Sunday in the U.S. and it seems it has only served to heighten some people's impression of Victoria as-- well-- posh. The documentary featuring Mrs. Beckham's glamorous travails over the details of her family's transfer to the U.S. did capture the third most watched slot on prime time T.V. That doesn't say much though about the mindless bashing the former Spice Girl got from unappreciative critics. Posh in a negative kind of way may have been the mildest adjective used for Victoria. Other critics have gone on to call her snobbish, vain and vapid.
Naturally, Victoria's seemingly shallow rants over designer accessories, manicurists and stylists have pissed off critics who worry over the millions of destitute, poverty stricken humans in third world countries. Well, a negative impression may be all you will ever get if you weren't quick enough to catch the dry, slightly sarcastic trademark British humor beneath the seemingly unintelligent, self-indulgent banter. If you'd like, maybe Victoria would be more than willing to run the jokes by you again.
Oh, and by the way, there is no modern British imperialism. There will be no instant flood of British imports or insiduous plans to retake the continent for Queen and country through commercial hypnosis.