American TV presenter Lara Spencer apologizes for her insensitive remark on-air about Prince George’s ballet lessons!
American TV presenter Lara Spencer made a sarcastic remark on Prince George taking ballet classes. She soon got a backlash for it and later had to put up an apology for it.
Lara Spencer laughs at Prince George taking ballet classes
The American TV host Lara Spencer did not think twice before she taunted Prince George for his ballet lessons. She was talking on a segment of ABC’s Good Morning America and there was also a studio audience during that time. Lara started off by stating that the eldest son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George would be studying in school subjects of mathematics, history, science, computer programming, religious studies, poetry, and ballet. As she said ballet, some members of the studio audience laughed. Lara also laughed at this point and so did her co-host, George Stephanopoulos. So it seems for them a boy learning ballet was a point of ridicule.
Lara did stop at this…she then said:
“Oh, he looks so happy about the ballet class,”
This she said when the pictures of Prince George popped up on the screen. She then added that Prince William had said that Prince George loves ballet very much. She further said:
“I have news for you, Prince William: We’ll see how long that lasts,”
“I mean, he might.”
The Online Comments and backlash to Lara Spencer’s remark
The reaction to Lara’s ridiculing remarks on Prince George on-air was quick and sharp. Social media user Maia Nolan-Partnow wrote:
“Congratulations @LaraSpencer for making fun of a little boy — on national TV — for taking ballet and reinforcing the toxic culture that keeps boys from feeling free to express themselves. Thanks for making it harder to raise happy, healthy sons. #MyBoyCan https://t.co/gD4qODxtu0”
Actress Rosie O’Donnell posted a video on her Twitter account and said that Lara’s comments were ridiculous. She said further in the video:
“It’s like bullying on national TV.
“Boys who take ballet are cool,”
Director and choreographer Debbie Allen said that what Lara said was just not cool. Debbie wrote:
“Look at the great contributors to the world, in society. Men that have studied dance (such as) Steve Jobs. Hello.”
Choreographer Brian Friedman revealed:
“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.”
An apology comes from Lara Spencer
Lara later apologized for her seemingly insensitive remark on TV.
“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.”
Short Bio on Lara Spencer
Lara Spencer is an American television presenter. She is widely known as the co-anchor of Good Morning America, an American morning television show that is broadcast on ABC.
Currently, she is the host of Flea Market Flip, a television program. In addition, she is a correspondent for Nightline and ABC News. More Bio…
Source: Independent. ie