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Lewis Hamilton wears kilt on GQ cover to 'make amends'

SORRY: Lewis Hamilton appears on the latest British GQ in a kilt

LEWIS HAMILTON has worn a kilt on the cover of GQ to ‘make amends’ for shaming his young nephew for wearing a princess dress.

In December last year, Hamilton shared a video on social media of him disagreeing with his nephew’s decision to wear a pink and purple princess dress.

Now, in an attempt to demonstrate he fully understands the impact of his actions and his growth, the 33-year-old has appeared on the cover of the latest British GQ wearing a kilt.

He also appears in a different kilt on the cover sent exclusively to subscribers of the magazine.

In a statement announcing the cover, GQ wrote: “At Vogue House we think of the cover as a powerful act of personal conviction, which acknowledges Hamilton’s increasingly brave fashion sense, while offering a very public apology, a multicoloured tartan mea culpa.”

However, despite Hamilton’s intentions, people have pointed out that a kilt and a skirt are two distinct pieces of clothing.

Howell Davies, showbiz journalist at The Sun, wrote on Twitter: “A kilt isn't a skirt. It's an item of masculinity. So this defeats the object entirely. Try again.”


COVER: Lewis Hamilton on the latest edition of GQ

“By all means make amends to your [nephew] by wearing a dress but don't insult Scotsmen by equating a kilt to a dress, they are very different things. Oh and that supposed kilt is a bigger insult,” Twitter user Munro Gow said.

In the video that sparked outrage, he said: “I’m so sad right now” and then panned the camera to his young nephew.

He also said: "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!"

Following a backlash and accusations of gender-shaming, the Formula One driver apologised and said he hoped he could be forgiven for a “lapse in judgement”.

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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