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Hamilton apologizes after being accused of being sexist for criticizing his nephew

Hamilton apologizes after being accused of being sexist for criticizing his nephew

British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton has publicly apologized after being accused of being sexist after mocking his nephew on social media, who had asked for a princess dress as a Christmas gift.

“I’m sad, look at how my nephew has dressed,” the four-time world champion is heard in a video posted on his Instagram account while recording the boy, dressed in a pink princess dress and waving a magic wand with a heart of the same color.

“Children don’t wear princess dresses,” added Hamilton, who asked, laughing, if the costume was a Christmas present.

The 32-year-old British pilot has been accused of being a sexist and, after the uproar formed, has deleted the video, published on Christmas Day, from his account of the social network Instagram, in which he has 5.7 million followers .

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«I was playing with my nephew and I realized that my words were not appropriate, so I deleted the post. I didn’t mean to hurt or offend anyone. I love that my nephew feels free to express himself, as we all should, “Hamilton posted on his Twitter account.

“I apologize for my behavior and I know that it is not acceptable to marginalize or stereotype anyone, whatever the place they come from,” he continued. “I have always supported that everyone live their life as they want and I hope they can forgive me for this lapse in my judgment,” concluded the Briton.

Hamilton has been harshly criticized in the UK for his attitude, and Liam Hackett, founder of the anti-bullying charity ‘Ditch the Label’, has said that it is’ disappointing to see someone use a platform (Instagram) to embarrass a child small”.

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In addition, Imraan Shathar, from ‘Stay Brave UK’, an organization that fights against discrimination in the United Kingdom, has publicly asked that Hamilton be removed from the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) decoration. EFE

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