Spot on Lewis, but why did you apologise?

Lewis Hamilton has courted controversy again…as some snowflakes and whoopsies got upset:

Lewis Hamilton has apologised for making “inappropriate comments” about his young nephew wearing a dress.

The Formula One world champion was accused of humiliating his nephew online after he posted a video in which he disapproved of his relative’s choice of Christmas attire, telling him: “Boys don’t wear princess dresses.”

Hamilton has since deleted the Instagram post, which showed his nephew wearing a purple and pink outfit and carrying a pink wand with a heart on it.

He was heavily criticised for negatively stereotyping his nephew on the basis of his gender.

On Tuesday Hamilton told his 5.2 million followers on Twitter that he regretted his “unacceptable” post.

In the video he posted on Instagram, he said: “I’m so sad right now. Look at my nephew,” , as the camera focuses on the boy.

“Why are you wearing a princess dress? Is this what you got for Christmas?” he asks, as the boy nods delightedly.

“Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas?” he goes on.

“Because it’s pretty,” the boy replies enthusiastically, waving the pink wand.

“Boys don’t wear princess dresses!” says Hamilton.

The 32-year-old was abroad celebrating Christmas with his family when he posted the video.

In response, Travis Alabanza, a performance artist, had said: “I hope Lewis Hamilton properly thinks and apologises to his nephew for that video.”

Lewis Hamilton did nothing wrong, he was spot on, so why did he apologise?

These whoopsies are precious, proving the point ironically.

Boys don’t wear princess dresses…he was spot on.


-The Guardian

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