Racing driver Lewis Hamilton received a social media backlash this week after uploading a series of videos of his adorable nephew, who can be seen wearing a princess dress. In one controversial clip, Hamilton can be heard saying ‘I’m so sad right now…look at my nephew.’
Hamilton then goes on to ask 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 princess dresses!’
Oh dear Lewis. You’ve just opened a can of worms... pic.twitter.com/fpsiNeOZrd— Nabeela (@JustNabz) December 25, 2017
Although the little boy didn’t seem to mind, fans and parents have been furious with the gender shaming comments, sharing their thoughts on twitter.
The Formula One driver has since apologised, tweeting: ‘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.’
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.— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) December 26, 2017
He went on to tweet: ‘My deepest apologies for my behavior 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.’
What do you think of the video? Let us know in the comments below.
Read next: Disneyland Paris apologises after refusing to let a three-year-old boy be ‘Princess for the day’
Read next: The celebrities expecting in 2018:
Richard Gere and his wife Alejandra Silva are expecting their first child together, but they kept the news secret until they told the Dalai Lama, who gave their unborn child a blessing. Gere will become a father for the second time just before his 70th birthday. In September, Alejandra was thought to be 5 months pregnant...so their little one should be with us in January.
1) Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva
April Love Geary announced her second pregnancy with Robin Thicke on instagram through an adorable post of her now 6-month-old daughter, Mia playing with a sonogram. She wrote: “Well someone is going to be a big sister next year! We’re so excited to share with y’all that I’m expecting again!” April is due on hubby Robin Thicke's birthday, 10 March.
2) Robin Thicke and April Love Geary
On 15th October 2018 Kensington Palace officially confirmed the news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expecting their first child. They will welcome their little bundle of joy into the world in Spring 2019.
3) The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Amy Schumer is pregnant with her first child and she announced it in the best way! She announceed it on Instagram on 23rd October 2018 with a photoshopped picture of her and her husband Chris Fischer's faces on a picture of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
4) Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer
Her caption told fans to visit the Instagram page of political journalist Jessica Yellin, where the announcement was made, amid drawing attention to the importane of the US midterm elections.
Amy said to the Los Angeles Times "Chris and I are thrilled and almost positive he's the father. I look forward to competing with Markle every step of the way". Her baby will be due around the same time as Megan's, so we predict May 2019 is likely.
Victoria's Secret model Lily Aldridge is expecting baby no.2 in early spring 2019 with Kings Of Leon frontman Caleb Followill. The new baby will be a welcome addition to the family, joining the couple's six year old daughter Dixie Pearl. Lily announced the news in August with a bikini selfie, showing her proud baby bump!
5) Lily Aldridge and Caleb Followill
Benedict Cumberbatch and his wife Sophie Hunter are expecting their third child in 2019! Neither of the pair have confirmed the news, but reports surfaced in September 2018 after the Emmy Awards where it was suspected Sophie's dress hinted at a baby bump and had been custom-made.
6) Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter
The 42 year old actor already has two young sons, Christopher Carlton who is three-years-old and Hal Auden who is one.
Ashley Banjo, Diversity dancer, presenter and judge on ITV's Dancing on Ice and Dance Dance Dance is expecting his first child with his wife Francesca Abbott.
7) Ashley Banjo and Francesca Abbott
The couple announced the pregnancy on Ashley's Instagram where he said 'I am so excited to finally share the news that we are having a baby!!'. He praised his wife calling her his 'rock', adding that she will be the 'best mum in the world'.
The couple also announced the gender, the couple will likely welcome a little girl in Spring 2019.
50 Shades of Grey actor Jamie Dornan and actress Amelia Warner are expecting their third child.
8) Jamie Dornan and Amelia Warner
The couple already have 5-year-old daughter Dulcie and her sister Elva, 2. The couple have kept previous pregnancies out of the public eye and this time it is no different. The news was originally reported to Belfast Live.
Dornan has previously talked about the couple living a quiet and private family existence. He expressed his love of being a Dad to the Sunday Times Style Magazine telling them "Being a dad is the best, I feel a healthy and lovely duty to provide for my kids, and I really like it. It suits me".
Frankie Cocozza and his wife Bianca Cocozza (formerly Murphy) are expecting their first child together.
9) Frankie Cocozza and Bianca Cocozza
Frankie announced the news on his Instagram on the 27th October with a photo of the baby scan, simply writing 'Ecstatic @biancacocozza'.
Frankie Cocozza originally appeared on the X Factor and has since been on Celebs Go Dating. He met his wife Bianca shortly after being on the popular dating show and first posted a photo of them together on a motorbike in Bali.
The couple is expected to welcome their baby in May 2019.
The One Show presenter Alex Jones is pregnant with her second child. She announced it live on air alongside her co-host Matt Baker.
10) Alex Jones and Charlie Thompson
Alex and her husband, insurance broker, Charlie Thompson, already have a 21-month-old year old son Teddy (Edward). Alex, 41, has openly discussed her struggle to concieve this time around saying she had assumed it would happen as quickly the first time but due to her age it proved more difficult. Their baby is due in the Spring.
TV chef Gordon Ramsay, 52, and his author wife Tana, 44, are expecting their fifth child together.
11) Gordon Ramsay and Tana Ramsay
The news was announced in a sweet video on Gordon's Instagram where his four children and wife wished followers a Happy New Year before revealing Tana's pregnancy by showing her bump! The prominent tummy implies the baby will be due pretty soon!
In 2016, Gordon and Tana suffered a miscarriage which the chef spoke about openly adding that although it was heartbreaking it had brought the family closer together!
Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle is expecting her first child with her husband Andy.
12) Beth Tweddle MBE
Beth was the first female gymnast from Great Britain to win a medal at the European Championships, World Championships, and Olympic Games. Beth was awarded an MBE in 2010.
Beth announced the news on Instagram with a Christmassy photo of a message under the tree which said 'Our greatest gift is due to be unwrapped May 2019'. Alongside the photo Beth added: 'Really excited to share the news that Andy and I are expecting our first child in May 2019'.
England and Everton goalkeeper, Jordan Pickford, who starred in the 2018 Russia World Cup has announced his fiancée Megan Davidson is pregnant.
13) Jordan Pickford and Megan Davidson
The couple revealed the news on Instagram with Jordan writing 'ITS A BOY💙 the best day of my life so far.'
Gregg Wallace is due to become a dad for the third time. His wife Anne-Marie Sterpini is pregnant with their first baby together.
14) Gregg Wallace and Anne-Marie Sterpini
The pair revealed the news in an exclusive interview with OK! explaining that this would be their only child together due to Gregg's age. They struggled to concieve for two years but Anne-Marie fell pregnant just as they were considering IVF.
The baby is due in May 2019.