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Lewis Hamilton treats his young nephew to a princess dress

He publicly apologised after sharing a controversial Instagram video of him chastising his nephew for wearing a princess dress.

And Lewis Hamilton was joined by the youngster, who once again wore the sweeping pink dress favoured by iconic fairy-tale character Rapunzel, and his infant niece as they visited Disneyland Paris on Friday afternoon.

The Formula One ace, 33,  held their hands as they made their way across the popular theme park’s bustling Main Street. 

  

Quality time: Lewis Hamilton was joined by his nephew, who once again wore the sweeping pink dress favoured by iconic fairy-tale character Rapunzel, and his infant niece as they visited Disneyland Paris on Friday afternoon

Hamilton’s appearance comes after he apologised for sharing a Christmas Day video on Instagram in which he chastises his nephew for wearing a princess dress.

With the video hastily deleted after a furious response from fans, the sportsman made his apology in a series of messages posted on Twitter the following day.

He said: ‘Yesterday I was playing around with my nephew and realised that my words were inappropriate so I removed the post.

Doting uncle: The Formula One ace, 33, held their hands as they made their way across the popular theme park's bustling Main Street

Doting uncle: The Formula One ace, 33, held their hands as they made their way across the popular theme park’s bustling Main Street

I've got you: Hamilton listed his young niece, who sported a distinctive Snow White dress during their outing on Friday

I've got you: Hamilton listed his young niece, who sported a distinctive Snow White dress during their outing on Friday

I’ve got you: Hamilton listed his young niece, who sported a distinctive Snow White dress during their outing on Friday 

Outlandish: The sportsman's quirky sense of style was once again in evidence as he made his way across the theme park 

Outlandish: The sportsman’s quirky sense of style was once again in evidence as he made his way across the theme park 

‘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.’ 

Contrite: Hamilton's appearance comes after he apologised for sharing a Christmas Day video on Instagram in which he chastises his nephew for wearing a princess dress

Contrite: Hamilton’s appearance comes after he apologised for sharing a Christmas Day video on Instagram in which he chastises his nephew for wearing a princess dress

New look: The Formula One star showed off a new plaited hairstyle during the outing on Friday 

New look: The Formula One star showed off a new plaited hairstyle during the outing on Friday 

In the video, Hamilton tells his 5.7 million followers: ‘I’m so sad right now. Look at my nephew.’ 

The camera then moves to a young boy wearing a blue and pink princess dress and waving around a pink heart-shaped furry wand.

Hamilton asks the small child: ‘Why are you wearing a princess dress? Is this what you got for Christmas?’ 

When his nephew says yes, Hamilton replies: ‘Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas?’ 

He then shouts at the boy: ‘Boys don’t wear princess dresses!’

The youngster covers his ears with his hands and turns away.

The video drew criticism on social media, with performance artist Travis Alabanza tweeting: ‘I hope @LewisHamilton properly thinks and apologises to his nephew for that video.

‘Thinks about why it is so horrible, and considers donating to a charity which supports LGBT youth. That video is a video so many of us have experienced. Gross. It sticks with you.’ 

 



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