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GMA’S Lara Spencer Apologizes After ‘Bullying’ Prince George for Ballet

Too late now to say sorry? <a href="">Lara Spencer</a> apologized on Friday, August 23, one day after making comments on Good Morning America about <a href="">Prince George</a> taking ballet and laughing, causing viewers to call her a “bully” on social media. <a href=""> Biggest Live TV Flubs </a> “My sincere apologies for an insensitive comment I made in pop news yesterday,” she wrote on <a href="">Instagram with a photo of mountains</a>. “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.” During the “Pop News” segment on Thursday, August 22, Spencer explained the 6-year-old’s curriculum and interest in dance. “The <a href="">future King of England</a> will be putting down the Play-Doh to take on religious studies, computer programming, poetry and ballet, among other things,” the coanchor, 50, said while holding back laughter and pausing for reaction from the audience. “<a href="">Prince William</a> says Prince George <a href="">absolutely loves ballet</a>. I have news for you, Prince William: We’ll see how long that lasts. I mean, he might! He might end up … Between the religious studies and the computer programming, I just want to go back to the Play-Doh!” Travis Wall, a professional dancer and choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance, posted an Instagram video on Friday, August 23, responding to Spencer’s comments. <a href=""> Prince George Laughs, Shows Off Missing Teeth in Official 6th Birthday Photos </a> “Lara, the next time you want to laugh at a child for taking a dance class or laugh at them at all, look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself if you want to be a bully today,” the 31-year-old said in the video. <a href="">He also captioned the video</a>, “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! #boysdancetoo #ballet #goodmorningamerica #traviswall #laraspencer #bully.” Other viewers took to Twitter on Thursday and Friday with similar responses. “She is just an ignorant, uneducated bully who chose to mock a 6 year old child,” <a href="">one user wrote</a>. “A young boy taking ballet is not a joke, GMA and Lara Spencer are! #boysdancetoo.” <a href=""> Prince George's Royal Life in Photos </a> Another shared a <a href="">photo of her son dancing and wrote</a>, “So proud of my son and the years of hard work and dedication he put into his craft. No thanks to ballet bullies like Lara Spencer,” with a photo of her son dancing.
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