Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton shamed his young nephew on Christmas Day for wearing a princess dress.
“I’m so sad right now,” Hamilton said into the camera. “Look at my nephew.”
He then turned the boy, dressed as a princess and happily playing by the tree, waving a wand.
“Why are you wearing a princess dress? Is this what you got for Christmas?” he asks. “Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas?”
When his nephew tells him he’s wearing one because he likes them, Hamilton yells at him.
“Boys don’t wear princess dresses!” he yells.
The video was shared as an Instagram story, and is no longer visible, but it has been saved and shared by others on social media.
Oh dear Lewis. You’ve just opened a can of worms… pic.twitter.com/fpsiNeOZrd
— Nabeela (@JustNabz) December 25, 2017
Many are also sharing their disgust at the moment, shaming Hamilton for trying to humiliate the boy.
"Boys don't wear princess dresses", eh, Lewis Hamilton?
Wrong. Boys wear whatever they want. Girls wear whatever they want. Boys can be princesses. Dresses aren't shameful.
Go stick your toxic masculinity up your arse.
— Penny Gift ? (@pennygotch) December 26, 2017
The fact that's not even Lewis Hamilton's own child is spinning me. If you put my child on your insta story to humiliate them it would be lights out
— J (@jasonosamede) December 26, 2017
watching the lewis hamilton vid actually excruciating, that little boy was me at that age, and all i ever heard was grown men like hamilton shouting at me for it. now 18 years on i'm still so conscious of how i behave & present in front of masculine performing men FUCK THAT
— jakk (@jakkhayes) December 26, 2017
Lewis Hamilton is such a prick for posting that video. His nephew was so happy wearing his princess gown but instead that wasteman publicly shamed a flipping child. What a bastard
— ✨ (@chibiandchill) December 25, 2017
There were also plenty of examples of Hamilton’s hypocrisy, as he has made some interesting style choices himself if he supposedly cares so much about maintaining traditional gender and fashion norms.
Lewis Hamilton thinks his nephew shouldn't wear women's clothes. pic.twitter.com/mkpbEN3rjT
— Sooz KRAMPUSner (@SoozUK) December 26, 2017
— Jo (@JS_thatsme) December 25, 2017