Just when you think people couldn't get any more absurd, the CEO of UK-based Optimum Population Trust Simon Ross decides to trash talk the Beckhams for having a fourth child. He claims it's irresponsible.
"The Beckhams, and others like London mayor Boris Johnson, are very bad role models with their large families. There's no point in people trying to reduce their carbon emissions and then increasing them 100% by having another child," he said. "England is one of the most densely populated countries in the world and the fastest-growing in population terms in Europe. In 15 years we'll have an extra 10 million people here."
I can see an argument for large families who aren't able to support themselves and have to rely on the government to provide for basic necessities like food. But the argument that carbon emissions will increase by a well-off family having an extra child is just insane. Thanks to the Beckham's prosperity, there's a good chance their kids will go to great schools, get great educations, and potentially have a significantly positive impact on society. Their 4th child might end up curing cancer, or who knows, maybe finding a way to reduce carbon emissions through science, something that would never be possible if the Beckhams were only allowed to have two kids (as is the goal of Ross' organization).