After revealing on yesterday’s Good Morning America that young Prince George will be taking taking ballet lessons during his upcoming second year at St Thomas’s School in Battersea, host Lara Spencer could barely contain her derisive guffaw.
“Prince William says George absolutely loves ballet,” she said. “I have news for you Prince William – we’ll see how long that lasts.”
Co-host George Stephanopoulos and the audience also giggled at the notion of the young Prince at ballet class.
She was duly called out for her antiquated views in the Youtube comment sections. If you have a moment, check them out. It’s heartening to see most people find her bullying abhorrent,
A number of British celebrities have also lambasted Spencer, including Strictly Come Dancing‘s Arlene Philips.
Writing on Instagram, the star said: ‘What a shameful, outdated, harmful attitude being broadcast to the masses. Dance has countless scientifically proven benefits for physical and mental health.
‘There should be nothing but encouragement for any male who chooses to try dance whether it’s as a fun hobby or for a future as a professional.’
Taking to Instagram, choreographer Brian Friedman also slammed the presenter, writing:
‘The future King of England is being shamed by a grown woman on National Television in America for taking ballet!
‘Lara, you should be ashamed of yourself as well as George Stephanopoulos for laughing along & Good Morning America for letting public shaming of young boys happen!
‘It infuriates me and I would appreciate everyone sharing this and forcing a public apology to Prince George, The Royal Family, all male dancers and all dancers in general for being so insensitive.’
Since then, Lara has apologized in an Instagram post which reads:
‘My sincere apologies for an insensitive comment I made in pop news yesterday. From ballet to anything one wants to explore in life, I say GO FOR IT.’
‘I fully believe we should all be free to pursue our passions. Go climb your mountain-and love every minute of it.
(via Daily Mail)