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Good Morning America’s Lara Spencer slammed over ‘insensitive’ Comment About Prince George Taking Ballet

by Florence Tolulope
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American television presenter, has apologized for the “insensitive comment” she made about taking ballet classes.

The TV host who made the statement on her show, took to Instagram on Friday to pen her apologies.

“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.” – she wrote.

On Thursday, Spencer reported on ‘s school curriculum, revealing a number of classes the 6-year old royal is taking this year. She said the and Prince William‘s eldest child would be studying computer programing, maths, history, science, religious studies, poetry and ballet. After listing the last course, a few members of the audience, including Spencer and her fellow anchor George Stephanopoulos laughed.

“Oh, he looks so happy about the ballet class” Lara said, with images of George popping up on the screen.

The 50-year-old presenter claimed Prince William said his son “absolutely loves ballet.” She then added,

“I have news for you, Prince William: We’ll see how long that lasts. I mean, he might.”

Watch the of the show segment below.

Immediately after airing the segment, several people, including members of the dance community, slammed for her comments.

“@GMA and @LaraSpencer you owe male dancers an apology. Boys in dance suffer from extensive bullying because of comments like the ones made here. You have no idea how strong, intelligent, & gifted male dancers are. You couldn’t walk a mile in our shoes.” one commenter tweeted. 

 

One other person tweeted, saying Spencer is uneducated about the demands of ballet.

“Disappointed to hear @LaraSpencer’s rude, ill-informed comments on re: taking ballet. She is uneducated about the physical demands ballet requires, or its artistic merit. #boysdancetoo. And they should be celebrated for it, not belittled.” – she wrote.

Dancer and choreographer, Brian Friedman also shared his thoughts. In an Instagram post, he wrote;

“See this cute face, the future King of England? This adorable boy is being shamed by a grown woman on National Television in America for taking ballet! @lara.spencer you should be ashamed of yourself as well as @gstephanopoulos for laughing along & @goodmorningamerica for letting public shaming of young boys happen! Growing up as a dancer I was bullied horribly which is exactly what this is. She is teaching the word that it is ok to laugh at boys for dancing and that is so sad. Just think about the young boys who may have seen this and could quit their passion at her expense. 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.”

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See this cute face, the future King of England? This adorable boy is being shamed by a grown woman on National Television in America for taking ballet! @lara.spencer you should be ashamed of yourself as well as @gstephanopoulos for laughing along & @goodmorningamerica for letting public shaming of young boys happen! Growing up as a dancer I was bullied horribly which is exactly what this is. She is teaching the word that it is ok to laugh at boys for dancing and that is so sad. Just think about the young boys who may have seen this and could quit their passion at her expense. 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. #LaraSpencer #GeorgeStephanopoulos #GoodMorningAmerica #BoysDance #BoysDanceToo #DontShameMaleDancers

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The ‘So You Think You Can Dance‘ choreographer and dance instructor, Travis Wall also shared his views in a post.

“DEAR @lara.spencer of GOOD MORNING AMERICA. I have a message for you. Wake up. It’s 2019. Get with the program. Please share and repost this so a boy who needs to see this feels supported if he dances or wants to!” Travis wrote.

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