‘GMA’ Anchor Lara Spencer Apologizes For Mocking Prince George’s Ballet Lessons


“Good Morning America” co-anchor Lara Spencer has apologized for feedback she made that mocked Prince George for taking ballet courses as a part of the curriculum for his upcoming college 12 months. 

“My deepest apologizes for an insensitive remark I made throughout pop information on Thursday,” the 50-year-old wrote in an Instagram story posted on Friday.

“From ballet, which I took as a child, to something in life you want to discover, I absolutely consider we must always all pursue our ardour. Go climb your mountain ― and love each minute of it,” she mentioned. “Good Morning America” has not but responded to a request for remark.

Prince George watches the inaugural King’s Cup regatta hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on Aug. 8 in Cowes,

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Prince George watches the inaugural King’s Cup regatta hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on Aug. eight in Cowes, England. 

On Thursday’s episode of the ABC morning present, Spencer spoke in regards to the 6-year-old’s “demanding” schedule when he heads again to class. 

“Along with the same old first or second grade issues, like math, science and historical past, the longer term King of England shall be placing down the Play-Doh to tackle non secular research, laptop programming, poetry and ballet, amongst different issues,” Spencer advised the viewers, emphasizing the phrase “ballet” and considerably attempting to cover a smile, whereas the remainder of crowd and her co-hosts laughed alongside.

A photograph of George smiling flashed throughout the display, whereas Spencer sarcastically mentioned that the younger royal “seems to be so completely satisfied in regards to the ballet class!”

“Prince William says Prince George completely loves ballet. I’ve information for you, Prince William: We’ll see how lengthy that lasts,” the co-anchor added with a smile because the viewers and her co-hosts continued to snigger together with the bit. 

Many have been horrified by Spencer’s feedback and accused her of “bullying” the younger royal.

“What that is actually about is bullying,” wrote Courtney Escoyne for Dance Journal in a bit revealed on Friday. “As a result of that’s what we simply watched: A grown lady bullying a 6-year-old baby. On nationwide tv. To laughter and applause.” 

Many on social media echoed Escoyne’s sentiments. 

Dance sociologist Doug Risner of Wayne State College in Detroit performed a research that discovered that 11 % of boys who did ballet skilled bodily hurt due to their dancing, whereas 93 % of boys concerned in ballet reported “teasing and identify calling,” and 68 % skilled “verbal or bodily harassment.”

In ballet dancer David Hallberg’s 2017 memoir, “A Physique of Work: Dancing to The Edge and Again,” he spoke about being relentlessly bullied. The star dancer mentioned that he was known as slurs and a “woman,” and was as soon as doused in “a whole bottle of low cost drugstore fragrance” by some boys for working towards ballet. 

George has been taking dance classes at his college, Thomas’s Battersea, for a while. His father, Prince William, has certainly advised the press that his eldest son “loves” to bounce. 

“George is doing dancing as properly. He loves it,” William says in a video launched by Kensington Palace in October 2018. 

“My mom at all times used to bounce, she cherished dancing,” William added of the late Princess Diana. “And if it’s one thing you like, you do what you like. Don’t let anybody else inform you in any other case. Maintain at it.” 

Spencer's apology, which was posted to her Instagram story on Friday. 

Spencer’s apology, which was posted to her Instagram story on Friday. 

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