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Lewis Hamilton Under Fire For Telling Nephew ‘Boys Don’t Wear Princess Dresses’

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Lewis Hamilton Under Fire For Telling Nephew ‘Boys Don’t Wear Princess Dresses’

Lewis Hamilton Under Fire For Telling Nephew ‘Boys Don’t Wear Princess Dresses’

Formula One Star Lewis Hamilton is under major fire after sharing a video in which he tells his young nephew: “Boys don’t wear princess dresses.”

In the video, which appeared on his Instagram story, Hamilton can be heard telling his 5 million followers that he is very disappointed to see his nephew in the attire.

Hamilton begins the video by facing the camera and expressing his disappointment. “I’m so sad right now. Look at my nephew,” he says. He then turns the camera on the young boy, who appears very happy wearing a princess dress and waving his toy.

Hamilton then asks:

“Why are you wearing a princess dress? Is this what you got for Christmas?” Hamilton ends the video by loudly exclaiming: “Boys don’t wear princess dresses!”

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Lewis Hamilton Under Fire For Telling Nephew ‘Boys Don’t Wear Princess Dresses’

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He is believed to have deleted the post. However, it has definitely stuck with a lot of people on social media. Many people are criticizing him for teaching his nephew that it’s wrong for boys to wear dresses if they want to, thus enforcing negative gender stereotypes.

Hamilton, who has won four Formula One championships, has since apologized for his remark:

“Yesterday I was playing around with my nephew and realised that my words were inappropriate so I removed the post,” he wrote on Twitter.
“I meant no harm and did not mean to offend anyone at all. I love that my nephew feels free to express himself as we all should.
“My deepest apologies for my behaviour as I realise it is really not acceptable for anyone, no matter where you are from, to marginalise or stereotype anyone.
“I have always been in support of anyone living their life exactly how they wish and I hope I can be forgiven for this lapse in judgement.”

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