Lara Spencer referred to the dispute over a comment she made on Good Morning America which many have interpreted as a mockery of Prince George. As protests hit Times Square in New York, just outside the studio of GMA the television presenter took the time to apologize for her remarks.
What did Lara Spencer say about Prince George and Ballet?
What was supposed to be a sweet report on the future King's curriculum at school, Spencer said he would take ballet classes. In particular, this activity is that the host GMA focused and illuminated this angered many people on social media.
"Details of George's curriculum have been published, which makes all of us really happy.
" In addition to the usual first or second grade things like math, science and history, the future King of England will leave Play-Doh to take a religious studies computer program for poetry and ballet, among other things. "
" Ballet! "Prince William said Prince George absolutely loves ballet … I have news for you Prince William, we'll see how long it will last."
Male dancers protest in front of GMA studios
A group of professional dancers went to Times Square, where the GMA studios were located to elicit Spencer's comments and to teach a massive class of boys and girls.
"In response to Lara Spencer's harmful teasing with young boys (in this case, Prince George) who like to participate in ballet classes, a group of professional male dancers conducted oh class for boys and girls outside the studio Good morning America this morning – a great sight to wake up to, ”Jaret Wieselman, social media manager at Netflix
Lara Spencer addresses controversial comments on air
As male dancers protest outside, Spencer addressed her comments on camera to the entire viewing public.
"I fucked myself," she said. "The comment I made about the dance was stupid and insensitive and I am very sorry."
Spencer also said that she reached out to members of the dance community to better understand the struggle they were facing.
"I learned about the courage it takes for a young boy to continue his career in dance," she added. "And last night, I sat down with three influential dancers who lived it first-hand."
After interviewing ballet dancers Robbie Fairchild, Travis Wall and Fabrice Kalmels, Spencer learned that "words hurt."
"was not my intention, but it was insensitive, and thank you all for allowing me to apologize personally to you and you guys to sit down and talk to me and educate me. Again, I'm very sorry, "Spencer concluded.
Lara Spencer previously apologized
Shortly after her comments about Prince George went viral, Spencer had already taken to Instagram, so she apologized for what she said.
"My sincere apologies for the insensitive comment I made in pop news yesterday," she wrote on the social network. "From ballet to everything that one wants to explore in life, I say MAKE. I fully believe that we must all be free to pursue our passions. Go climb your mountain – and love every minute of it. ”
In the end, all this contradiction turned out to be a learning moment for all, and these words matter. Prince George is only 6 years old and who knows if he would even like to dance, but children should be free to express themselves as much as they want and not be ashamed.