Lewis Hamilton has been blasted by fans after admitting he was ‘so sad’ his nephew chose to wear a princess dress on Christmas day.
The Formula One driver shared highlights from his family get together on Instagram.
However, one video landed him in hot water after shocked viewers claimed he was guilty of ‘gender-shaming’ the youngster and even demanded he be stripped of his MBE for his comments.
The controversial video starts with Lewis looking directly into the camera as he says, “I’m so sad right now.”
The sports star then spins the camera round to reveal his young nephew wearing a pink gown and holding a fluffy love heart wand.
“Why are you wearing a princess dress?” Lewis then asks him. “Is this what you got for Christmas?” he continues as the boy nods and giggles.
“Boys don’t wear princess dresses!” Lewis told him as the video comes to an end.
Fans of the star were less than impressed with his outburst.
“All respect lost for Lewis Hamilton,” fumed one disappointed follower.
Others called for him to be stripped of his MBE, which he collected in 2009 after winning the World Championship.
“I really thought Lewis was a good guy until I saw this,” complained another.