Lara Spencer Apology! ‘Good Morning America’s co-anchor’ apologised for her insensitive comments regarding the young royal’s curriculum.
Is Ballet not for boys? Or was there something else that Lara Spencer and GMA found out of place? Whatever were her reasons, she realised that her comments were insensitive (the internet helped her in the realisation process with major backlash!) The 50-year-old took to her Instagram on Friday to post an apology attached to a refreshing snap of beautiful scenery.
Prince George’s ballet lessons are a strong message in the face of gender stereotypes globally. Passion can not (and must not) be ruled by social boundaries.
The Lara Spencer apology read, “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.”
She concluded her note with, “Go climb your mountain-and love every minute of it.”
But if you are still not sure what the whole thing is all about, scroll down for the events that took place.
What went down at GM America?
It was a normal morning in America. But things were going to change. Lara Spencer was reading out Prince George’s hectic curriculum at school to her audience. The list was long. And as soon as she came across “ballet” on the list, she paused for a moment. In fact, one could hear her co-hosts and the audience present at the studio, laughing in the background.
This is when the thin line of sensitivity was broken. Photos of the 6-year-old Prince George flashed on the screen and Larry Spencer commented, “He looks so happy about the ballet class.”
Furthermore, she had a message for Prince George’s father, “Prince William says George absolutely loves ballet. I have news for you Prince William: We’ll see how long that lasts.”
Fumed fans took to various social media platforms and accused Lara Spencer of “bullying” the young royal. Many hashtags went viral that quoted “boys dance too” or “ballet is for everyone”
Netizens asked Lara Spencer, why can’t boys dance? And is bullying a 6-year-old the best way to live through the 21st century?
“Those who mock don’t understand.” Everyone came out in support of Prince George.
So, what do you think? Does dance have a gender? Or to be more specific, does ballet have a gender? Share your views in the comments section below.
We are in a century where there is a constant tug-of-war between stereotypes and development
BY SRISHTI | DKODING MEDIA