Lewis Hamilton returns to social media after 'princess' controversy

Updated: Jan 18, 2018, 16:43 IST | ANI

Just a few weeks after hitting the abort button on his Instagram and Twitter accounts in the wake of a backlash he received for shouting on his nephew, four-time world champion Lewis Hamilton is back on the social media

Lewis Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton

Just a few weeks after hitting the abort button on his Instagram and Twitter accounts in the wake of a backlash he received for shouting on his nephew, four-time world champion Lewis Hamilton is back on the social media.

The Mercedes driver deleted each and every post from his accounts after he was heavily criticised for posting a video on his Instagram account, wherein he could be seen lambasting his nephew online and making inappropriate comments on his relative's choice of Christmas attire.

However, the Briton Formula One champion put an end to his hiatus with a single message on Instagram.

Making a return to the social media after the new year, Hamilton wrote, '2018. A chance to revisit every goal, every challenge, every dream. A chance to be driven, hard working, positive, and everything you want to be, all over again. I will never stop, I have no finish line. Join me this year in reaching beyond your wildest dreams. #TeamLH #LetsGo'

In the video, Hamilton asked his nephew as to why he was wearing a princess dress before insisting that boys don't do such stuff.

"I'm so sad right now. Look at my nephew", Hamilton had said as the camera focuses on the boy.

"Why are you wearing a princess dress? Is this what you got for Christmas? Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas?" he had asked, as the boy nodded delightedly.

"Because it's pretty", the boy replied while waving the pink wand, to which Hamilton said, "Boys don't wear princess dresses!"

However, Hamilton had later deleted the post, in which his nephew was seen donning a purple and pink dress and carrying a pink wand with a heart on it.

Issuing an apology for his 'lapse of judgment', Hamilton had told his 5.2 million followers on Twitter that he regretted his "unacceptable" post and was sorry for negatively stereotyping his nephew on the basis of gender.

On the professional front, Hamilton became a four-time world champion following a ninth-place finish at the Mexican Grand Prix, the race which was eventually won by the Red Bull's Max Verstappen.

The Mercedes driver, however, failed to continue the momentum after clinching the title and finished at the fourth and second spot respectively in the final two races of his spectacular 2017 season.

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