Lewis Hamilton issues apology after shaming his young nephew for wearing a dress

The F1 driver acknowledged his comments were “inappropriate.”

December 27, 2017
Lewis Hamilton issues apology after shaming his young nephew for wearing a dress Lewis Hamilton at the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix at the Yas Marina circuit on November 26, 2017.   Andrej Isakovic/Getty

Lewis Hamilton has issued an apology after making what he described as "inappropriate comments" about his young nephew wearing a dress. The Formula 1 world champion shared a video of himself chastising the boy for wearing a princess-style dress, a Christmas gift from his parents.

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In the December 25 Instagram video, now deleted by Hamilton, the driver told his relative that "Boys don't wear princess dresses.” The boy was wearing a purple and pink dress, complete with a heart-shaped wand. “I’m so sad right now. Look at my nephew,” Hamilton filmed himself saying as the camera focused on the boy.

Hamilton faced heavy criticism for his video and subsequently issued an apology to his Twitter followers. He told his 5.2 million Twitter followers that he regretted his “unacceptable” post.

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