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“I screwed up”: Morning show host hit with backlash after mocking Prince George for taking ballet

“I screwed up”: Morning show host hit with backlash after mocking Prince George for taking ballet

After mocking Prince George’s school curriculum, Good Morning America anchor Lara Spencer has issued an apology after nationwide backlash ensued.

During a segment on the show, it was revealed that the eldest son of Prince William takes ballet classes, with his dad mentioning that “Prince George absolutely loves ballet.”

To which Spencer responded: “I have news for you Prince William, we’ll see how long that lasts.”

But the quip didn’t go down well, as shortly after she was forced to apologise for the incident on her Instagram due to significant criticism: “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 also made a statement on air Monday morning: “I screwed up. I did,” she said. “It was stupid, and I am deeply sorry. I’ve spoken with several members of the dance community over the past few days.

“For me the lesson is that words hurt, and it was not my intention, but it was insensitive and I thank you all for giving me the opportunity to apologise personally to you and for you guys coming in here to talk to me and to educate me, again, I’m really sorry.”

Her response came shortly after members of the dance community rallied around the young prince and other male dancers with the hashtag #boysdancetoo.

There were over 1000 people who took part, as they aimed to raise awareness about the profession.