Hmm, Lewis Hamilton has sent his ‘deepest apologies’ after coming under fire for mocking his nephew for wearing a princess dress.
The Formula One driver spent Christmas Day with his family, including his nieces and nephews, and shared snippets of the day on his Instagram story – which outraged his followers when after he told his young nephew Kaiden that ‘boys can’t be princesses’.
Taking to his Twitter account he said: ‘Yesterday I was playing around with my nephew and realised 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.
‘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,’ the athlete concluded.
His statement came fans blasted him for his Christmas Day post, which has now been deleted.
The clip opened with the 32-year-old filming himself saying: ‘I’m so sad right now…look at my nephew.’
Lewis then turned the camera on his nephew, who looked over the moon waving a wand and wearing a purple and pink dress with a tulle skirt.
The star asked his nephew: ‘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 Christmas dresses!’