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Hamilton apologises for 'boys don't wear dresses' comment

PICTURED: Lewis Hamilton (Photo credit: PA

LEWIS HAMILTON has apologised after making a remark towards his nephew that 'boys don't wear dresses.'

In an Instagram video, which has since been deleted from his profile, the sportsman joked around with his nephew and laughed at his choice of clothing, stating "boys don't wear princess dresses".

He was criticised on social media for the clip, which was apparently filmed on Christmas Day.

The 32-year-old tweeted his "deepest apologies", saying he loved that his nephew "feels free to express himself".

He said: "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."

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