Lewis Hamilton cleans social media after ‘princess dress’ controversy

It seems Lewis Hamilton wants a clean slate after sparking outrage for mocking his nephew in a princess dress.

The Formula One driver was blasted by fans after he said it was ‘so sad’ his young relative chose to dress as a princess on Christmas Day.

The 32-year-old was accused of ‘gender shaming’ the young boy and bringing shame to the F1 sport. Later, he offered his ‘sincerest apologies’ on 26 December.

His apology was however not well received, especially after he ‘liked’ multiple tweets criticising the ‘PC brigade’ for their reaction. Now Lewis has annoyed fans yet again – as he has completely wiped his Instagram feed and deleted the apology tweets he issued following the backlash.

All of the Instagram content was deleted and most of the tweets since October have been deleted,’ one follower noted on Twitter.

On Boxing Day, a now-deleted video from the world champion’s Instagram story began circulating on Twitter.

The video showed Lewis’ nephew wearing a purple and pink dress with a tulle skirt.

The 32-year-old asked his nephew: ‘Why are you wearing a princess dress? Is this what you got for Christmas? Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas, boys don’t wear Christmas dresses!’

After the backlash to the video, Lewis apologised for the video via Twitter. In the now deleted-tweets he said: ‘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.’

Boy George tweeted in Lewis’ defence. ‘Let’s all give @LewisHamilton a break now. Far worse is said everyday by far worse people with far less style? Move.’

TNT Sport

Photo Credit: GREEN APPLE NETWORK

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