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WATCH: TV host confronted and shamed over nasty Prince George comments

Lara Spencer's mockery of the young royal's interest in ballet really blew up in her face
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It was the nasty TV moment that cruelly shamed Prince George – and many other little boys who love to dance. But American TV host Lara Spencer’s laughter over the young royal taking ballet classes is well and truly over, after she was confronted by upset members of the dance community.

The Good Morning America host created fury late last week when she chuckled, ‘Prince William said Prince George absolutely loves ballet … I have news for you Prince William, we’ll see how long that lasts.’

WATCH: US TV host confronted by dancers over nasty Prince George ballet comments

It opened up plenty of wounds for male dancers everywhere, who often share a history of having been brutally shamed and bullied throughout their childhoods for loving dance. After a massive backlash, it was time for Lara to face her own shame this week as she was confronted by three male professional dancers – and a large ballet flash mob, reportedly numbering 300, outside the GMA studio.

Clearly sincerely horrified by the what she had said after being made to think about it, Lara apologised profusely.

‘I screwed up. I did,’ Lara told the camera. ‘The comment I made about dance was insensitive, it was stupid, and I am deeply sorry.

Prince George
Prince George loves ballet (Credit: Getty)

‘I’ve spoken with several members of the dance community over the past few days. I have listened. I have learned about the bravery it takes for a young boy to pursue a career in dance.

Speaking to Cats star Robbie Fairchild, Emmy-winning choreographer Travis Wall, and lead Joffrey Ballet dancer Fabrice Calmels, Lara was told of the abuse and attacks that young boys routinely have to endure in order to pursue their dreams.

‘I think it’s really important to take this as a lesson to learn that there are things that I don’t understand that maybe I should to learn to appreciate it more for what it is,’ Robbie told Lara. ‘We are a community of love and in order for us to move forward, we have to move forward together.’

Lara’s apology accepted, the dance community put on a great show of support for George and other young boys being bullied over dance, as they showed their discipline and skill in a flash mob in Times Square, outside the studio.

Well done guys and keep dancing George!

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