Lewis Hamilton Apologizes After Catching Heat for Shaming His Nephew for Wearing a Princess Dress [Video]

Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton has issued an apology after he shared a video of himself shaming his young nephew for wearing a ‘princess dress.’

In the video, which has since been deleted, Lewis addresses the camera, asaying:

“I’m so sad right now. Look at my nephew.”

He then flips the camera towards his nephew and asks:

“Why are you wearing a princess dress? Is this what you got for Christmas? Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas? Boys don’t wear princess dresses.”

It didn’t take long after he posted the video for the backlash to start rolling in.

A day later, he issued an apology.

“Yesterday I was playing around with my nephew and realized that my words were inappropriate so I removed the post. 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,” he tweeted Tuesday.

“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.”

Despite issuing an apology, he went through Twitter and ‘liked’ a few responses agreeing with his initial sentiments.

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