Good Morning America host Lara Spencer is “horrified” after mocking Prince George for taking ballet lessons
After it was revealed that the six-year-old British prince – whose parents are Prince William and Duchess Catherine – takes the dance classes at school, Lara poked fun at him on air but was quickly blasted by viewers.
So You Think You Can Dance star Travis Wall, who was among Lara’s critics, said in a video on his Instagram story: “So Lara Spencer just called me on my cell phone, she got my number from [dance legend] Debbie Allen, and she is completely horrified and just truly just issued this massive apology. I could just hear the horror in her voice.
“She knows that there’s a bunch of us, Broadway and a lot of the ballet community here in New York City, we’re going down to Good Morning America and taking ballet class outside. She’s aware of it and she wants to talk to all of us and she wants to set this thing straight and right. The dance community is incredible and yeah, our voices were heard, which is fantastic, so hooray!”
Prince William previously revealed that George loves dance and, on air last week, Lara laughed as she said: “Prince William said Prince George absolutely loves ballet… I have news for you Prince William, we’ll see how long that lasts.”
— Melissa Knowles (@Knowlesitall) August 26, 2019
Get incompetent, mocking, ignorant, homophobic Lara Spencer off your program! Seeing her ridiculous presentation about Prince George makes it the last time I will ever watch, nor will I buy your sponsors’ products. #BoycottGMA
— Kerry Drury (@Lisianthus) August 25, 2019
I know I had a tweet about never seeing another Susan Sarandon movie again…
But who else wants to boycott GMA for perpetuating gender stereotypes and homophobia when Lara Spencer mocked Prince George for taking ballet lessons?
— Ash 🏳️🌈 (@KamalaBennet20) August 25, 2019
Lara Spencer on @GMA mocked a 6-year old Prince George of the UK for taking ballet class. It shows that “toxic masculinity” can be spread viciously by insensitive women, too. As a fellow “George” and a lover of dance, I am very troubled and disappointed by her actions.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) August 23, 2019
@LaraSpencer Lara Spencer (Good Morning America
As a professional male dancer I find it very offensive you laugh at Prince George ballet lessons
— Malcolm Low (@hedgearoundme) August 23, 2019
Shame on @GMA for shaming and laughing at Prince George taking ballet classes. Lara Spencer, you need to grow up! Adults bullying a little boy, really?? And you live in a city that hosts some of the world’s beat male ballet dancers! You owe all male dancers an apology!!
— Nancy Paschal (@nursenancy502) August 23, 2019
However, after a massive backlash, she issued an apology via Instagram, writing: “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 (sic).”
Author: BANG Showbiz