Lewis Hamilton Apologizes After Telling His Nephew That Boys Don’t Wear Dresses

The Formula One icon is accused of “gender shaming.”

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Formula One icon Lewis Hamilton has apologized after posting a video in which he makes fun of his nephew for wearing a princess dress.

In the Christmas morning video, Hamilton tells the camera he’s “so sad,” before turning it to the little dude. “Why are you wearing a princess dress? Is this what you got for Christmas?” Hamilton asks. “Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas?”

“Because it’s pretty,” the boy says.

Then Hamilton steps in it: “Boys don’t wear princess dresses!”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw_WI4IL5-M

It didn’t take long for the mob to descend on Hamilton, who was called “an insecure, sexist twerp,” and a lot of other things. 

https://twitter.com/jameelajamil/status/945741170948182016https://twitter.com/frankieboyle/status/945962002832351238https://twitter.com/JRhodesPianist/status/945692600044081152

Hamilton was quick to apologize, tweeting that he “meant no harm and did not mean to offend.”

https://twitter.com/LewisHamilton/status/945718243511144448https://twitter.com/LewisHamilton/status/945718655949602823https://twitter.com/LewisHamilton/status/945718744680206336

But not everyone thought the apology was necessary. Like Hamilton, plenty of other men think gender stereotypes should be preserved and little boys should be shamed for not adhering to them. 

https://twitter.com/tommyg/status/945854144073617408

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