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David Beckham had to use a ‘butt double’ during H&M underwear commercial

Feb 10, 2013, 2:21 PM EDT

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In the world of television and movies, sometimes a stunt double is used to fill in for a star when a stunt needs to be accomplished or to fill in for certain shots.

Earlier in the week, soccer star David Beckham’s new viral commercial for H&M underwear shot by director Guy Ritchie was released to the public and below is the video in its entirety:

The “butt double” controversy started when some viewers of the commercial pointed out that a couple of the shots of Beckham from behind didn’t show a certain tattoo.

After the Twitterverse and Internet was flooded with questions that if a stunt butt was used, the folks over at H&M came clean by stating that they did indeed use a stunt double in certain shots:

A rep for H&M confirmed to that Beckham indeed used a bootie double: “David was very involved in the advert, including doing most of the stunts. Due to his tight schedule, a body double was used in smaller parts of the video.


Beckham used a body double for commercial [Today]

  1. tyler4richardson - Feb 11, 2013 at 2:04 AM

    I’m outraged.