TV host apologises after mocking Prince George for doing ballet

Darren Richman
Saturday 24 August 2019 09:15
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Good Morning America host Lara Spencer has apologised for mocking Prince George for taking ballet classes during a discussion about the curriculum for his upcoming school year.

On Thursday’s episode of the morning show, Spencer openly laughed at the idea of the Prince taking ballet classes, almost as though she’s never seen Billy Elliott.

In addition to the usual first or second grade things, like math, science and history, the future King of England will be putting down the Play-Doh to take on religious studies, computer programming, poetry and ballet, among other things. Prince William says Prince George absolutely loves ballet. I have news for you, Prince William: We’ll see how long that lasts.

Now, after a social media backlash, the ABC host has backtracked. Speaking on Friday, the 50-year-old said:

My deepest apologies for an insensitive comment I made during pop news on Thursday. From ballet, which I took as a kid, to anything in life you wish to explore, I fully believe we should all pursue our passion. Go climb your mountain ― and love every minute of it.

All’s well that ends well, especially when you change your stance to avoid controversy.

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