Boy George defends Lewis Hamilton's comments over dress-wearing nephew

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The Christmas princess gender-shaming debacle continues, as Boy George speaks out in defence of Lewis Hamilton.

(Credit: REX)
(Credit: REX)

It all kicked off when the F1 champ Hamilton, 32, shared an Instagram video making fun of his nephew for donning a princess dress (complete with wand) on Christmas Day. After a massive backlash from fans and the internet in general, he deleted the video and issued an apology.

He tweeted:

“Yesterday I was playing around with my nephew and realised that my words were inappropriate so I removed the post. 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.

“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.”

But many pointed out that, despite a sincere-sounding sorry, Hamilton didn’t really mean it after ‘Liking’ a number of tweets from people telling him he’d done nothing wrong and it was ‘PC NONSENSE’.

Now, Boy George has said it’s time to give him ‘a break’.

Posting to his personal Twitter account, the singer shared his thoughts to his 453,000 followers on the matter.

‘Let’s all give @LewisHamilton a break now. Far worse is said everyday by far worse people with far less style? Move. People make mistakes and that’s how they learn,’ the Karma Chameleon singer said.

While George may have voiced a valid point in allowing people who make mistakes to learn and grow from them, people were not only failing to buy the sportsman’s apology, but questioned George’s position to be advising others on morality.

Hamilton promptly deleted the video after criticism. (Credit: Instagram)
Hamilton promptly deleted the video after criticism. (Credit: Instagram)

After being convicted in 2009 for falsely imprisoning a male escort, Twitter wasn’t prepared to heed his life advice…

People remain sceptical over the authenticity of Hamilton’s apology, with some believing it was nothing more than damage control at the order of his PR team.

Yahoo Celeb UK has contacted Boy George for comment.

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