Lewis Hamilton comes under fire for telling nephew ‘Boys Don’t Wear Princess Dresses’

Lewis Hamilton comes under fire for telling nephew ‘Boys Don’t Wear Princess Dresses’

Lewis Hamilton has sparked outrage after sharing a video in which he tells his young nephew: “Boys don’t wear princess dresses.”

In the video, the Formula One driver can be seen disapprovingly commenting on his nephew’s choice of attire.

Hamilton begins the video by facing the camera and expressing his disappointment. “I’m so sad right now. Look at my nephew,” he says.

He then turns the camera on the young boy, who is very happily wearing a princess dress and waving a toy wand.

Hamilton asks: “Why are you wearing a princess dress? Is this what you got for Christmas?”

His nephew responds very enthusiastically, evidently enjoying wearing the pink and purple dress. The boy seems to be none the wiser that he is being lambasted by his uncle.

Hamilton ends the video by loudly exclaiming: “Boys don’t wear princess dresses!”

The video has subsequently received a lot of criticism after being posted on Twitter by Hamilton’s followers. Many people feel angered that Hamilton is teaching his nephew that it’s wrong for boys to wear dresses if they want to, thus enforcing negative gender stereotypes. A number of people have also noted how happy his nephew looks and have been questioning why Hamilton felt the need to impose his view.

Following the backlash, Hamilton deleted the video from Instagram and posted a series of apology tweets.

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  1. quinn
    December 27, 08:05 Reply

    Pouring fire on a burnt house. And I use to think he was cute. Pteuh!

  2. quinn
    December 27, 08:10 Reply

    Pouring water I meant*

  3. Rehoboth
    December 27, 08:16 Reply

    The sponsors have gotten to him. His original comments are his views. Wish our people do such public comedown.

  4. Cleo
    December 27, 22:52 Reply

    I don’t know her

  5. Yazz Soltana
    December 28, 19:04 Reply

    My gaydar is sounding louder than a firealarm at his sight

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