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Lewis Hamilton wears kilt to ‘make amends’ for mocking dress-wearing nephew

Lewis Hamilton wears kilt to ‘make amends’ for mocking dress-wearing nephew

The new cover of British GQ

Lewis Hamilton has posed on the cover of a magazine in a kilt to ‘make amends’ for shouting at his nephew for wearing a dress in an Instagram story last Christmas.

The kilt Hamilton wears in the new British GQ cover image is by Tommy Hilfiger. Hamilton is an ambassador for the brand.

In the original social media post, Hamilton said to the child: ‘Why are you wearing a princess dress? Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas? Boys don’t wear princess dresses!’

‘I still hold regret for it today’

He posted an apology the following day, saying: ‘My deepest apologies for my behavior as I realise it is really not acceptable in the world today for anyone, no matter where you are from, to marginalise or stereotype anyone. ‘

The Formula 1 star elaborated to GQ in the accompanying interview: ‘I want to make amends,’ adding: ‘I still hold regret for it today, but ultimately I think it’s important in life for people to be held accountable for their actions and particularly their words, and I was.’

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton | Photo: Instagram/lewishamilton

He furthermore added: ‘I’ve been through quite a lot [of criticism], although there are things I regret in my life, I wouldn’t go back and change them, because if I did I wouldn’t be the man I am today, I wouldn’t have the mindset I have today.’

Sharing the cover on Instagram, a spokesperson for GQ said: ‘At Vogue House we think of the cover as a powerful act of personal conviction, which acknowledges Hamilton’s increasingly brave fashion sense, while offering a very public apology, a multicoloured tartan mea culpa.’

Lewis is of course one the most successful racing car drivers. He is a four-time Formula 1 World Champion,

What do you think of Lewis’s apology-themed fashion shoot? Let us know in the comments!

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