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In an Instagram video that’s since been deleted, Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton asked his nephew if he got the dress for Christmas and when he nodded, Hamilton asked why and yelled “boys don’t wear princess dresses.”

The video got a lot of backlash and Hamilton invariably apologized, tweeting that he deleted the video after realizing his “words were inappropriate.” Hamilton apologized for the stereotype and said he hopes he can be forgiven.

Hamilton, known for wild fashion himself, went onto say he loves that his nephew “feels free to express himself as we all should.”