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Lewis Hamilton Has Apologised After Shaming His Nephew On Instagram For His Princess Dress

The Formula One star shouted: "Boys don't wear princess dresses," at his young nephew.

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Lewis Hamilton has apologised after being roundly criticised on social media for posting a video of his nephew wearing a princess dress – and mocking him for it.

In the video, which has now been deleted from his Instagram story, Hamilton addresses the camera by saying: "I’m so sad right now…look at my nephew."

The camera then turns to a small boy in a princess dress. ‘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," Hamilton says.

After a social media backlash, he apologised on Twitter, saying that he "meant no harm" with the post.

The video was initially met by a furious response.

watching the lewis hamilton vid actually excruciating, that little boy was me at that age, and all i ever heard was…


How sad that an extraordinary sportsman like Lewis Hamilton feels the need to police his toddler nephew for wearing…

Cannot believe one of the worst dressed men of all time has the AUDACITY to open his damn mouth and comment on anyo…

People pointed out it was really fine for a boy to wear a princess dress.

"Boys don't wear princess dresses!" No Lewis Hamilton, you're right, boys don't. Boys should be aiming to be Queen…

@JustNabz Boys can wear them if they want! U are just setting up the next generation for a hateful, non-accepting, future🙄🙄🙄!!


Props to whoever bought the kid the dress though @LewisHamilton ... #goodparenting #takelessons

They called for him to apologise.

This is outrageous. @LewisHamilton should be ashamed of himself, picking on a child in public just for being differ…

I hope @LewisHamilton properly thinks and apologises to his nephew for that video. Thinks about why it is so horrib…

He eventually used Twitter to do so, writing: "I love that my nephew feels free to express himself as we all should."

Yesterday I was playing around with my nephew and realised that my words were inappropriate so I removed the post.…

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