Brooklyn Beckham has been accused of 'racism' after he posted photos of Asian tourists during his trip in Italy on Instagram, Chinese media has reported.
In his pictures under the caption 'no place like Italy innit', several Asian-looking visitors were sitting on a gondola in a canal while another photo shows an Asian-looking woman walking in a supermarket aisle.
Many Chinese net users took offence to the 19-year-old's pictures, believing that the young Beckham implied that there might be some reason why Chinese tourists should not visit the European country.
Net users took to Instagram and Weibo to criticise the youngster, who deleted the picture of the woman in the supermarket and changed his Instagram account to private apparently shortly after the incident, according to news site Sina.
They also accused Brooklyn of taking and posting the photos without permission.
'What should Italy look like? All White?'
[en]'You think you're so subtle in your words,' commented user aivenven on the now-deleted Instagram post. 'I hope you'll never come to Asia. People in Asia don't like you anymore, you're just a white boy with no manners.'
However, some say that people were too quick to jump to conclusions, while others said the people in the pictures aren't necessarily Chinese.