Lewis Hamilton is the most successful British race car driver in history, but right now he is getting some attention for a social media posting. On Christmas, Lewis (see him above in that atrocious plaid outfit with Donatella Versace) posted a video of his nephew wearing a pink and purple princess dress. He asks the child, “Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas?” He then yells, “Boys don’t wear princess dresses!” His nephew covers his ears. Watch the video below:
Hamilton, 32, was immediately slammed on social media.
Why in the world did Hamilton think it was a bright idea to post this video on social media? Mocking (or joking, whatever you want to call it) a child is never a good idea for social media.
Lewis clearly got this message and posted a long apology on Twitter, which read, “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 behavior as I realize it is really not acceptable for anyone, no matter where you are from, to marginalize 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.”
One Twitter user dismissed his apology because he liked tweets defending him “joking” about his nephew:
Hopefully, Lewis learned his lesson. Keep kids off social media and let the child live.
Side note, Lewis Hamilton is one of those “all lives matter” guys. He might need to brush up on his politics when it comes to gender expression and race. #JustSayin