Lewis Hamilton Apologises After Criticising His Nephew For Wearing A Dress

'I meant no harm and did not mean to offend anyone at all.'

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Lewis Hamilton has apologised after being accused of humiliating his nephew online after apparently making fun of him for wearing a dress.

In an Instagram update shared on Christmas Dat, and which has since been deleted, Hamilton shared a video of his nephew wearing a purple and pink outfit and carrying a pink wand as he told him that 'boys don't wear princess dresses', according to The Guardian.

The Formula One champion came under fire for his comments, with many accusing the star of negatively stereotyping his nephew based on his gender.

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Now, Hamilton has apologised for the comments he made in the video, calling them 'inappropriate' and adding that he's happy his nephew feels 'free' to express himself.

'Yesterday I was playing around with my nephew and realised that my words were inappropriate so I removed the post,' he wrote. '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.'

He concluded his statement by stating that he's always been supportive of everyone who chooses to live their life in however they choose.

'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,' he added.

Lewis Hamilton was recently shortlisted for the Sports Personality of the Year award for 2017, but ultimately lost out to Olympic champion Mo Farah.

From: Digital Spy
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