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Lewis Hamilton apologizes for ridiculing nephew wearing a dress

Lewis Hamilton apologizes for ridiculing nephew wearing a dress

Lewis Hamilton addressing his Instagram followers

On Christmas Day, British Formula One race Lewis Hamilton posted an insensitive video of himself on Instagram. Now he’s posted an apology for it.

In the video, he ridicules his young nephew for wearing a princess dress.

‘I’m so sad right now. Look at my nephew,’ he says in the video. ‘Why are you wearing a princess dress? Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas? Boys don’t wear princess dresses!’

The video disappeared from his Instagram story, but not before people managed to share it.

After receiving criticism for the video, Hamilton tweeted out an apology.

‘It is really not acceptable for anyone’

On Tuesday (26 December) morning, Hamilton responded to his critics.

https://twitter.com/LewisHamilton/status/945718655949602823

‘My deepest apologies for my behaviour,’ he tweeted. ‘I realise it is really not acceptable for anyone, no matter where you are from, to marginalise or stereotype anyone.’

Some people applauded his apology.

https://twitter.com/chanters65/status/945719987796369410

Others, however, blamed more liberal points of view and didn’t think he had to apologize.