As controversy continued to swirl around joking comments Lara Spencer made regarding Prince George taking ballet lessons, the Good Morning America co-host was forced to start her Monday (August 26) by making an apology.
“I screwed up,” Spencer told viewers after she had made the insensitive comment. “The comment I made about dance was insensitive. It was stupid and I am deeply sorry. I have spoken with several members of the dance community over the past fewe of days. I have listened. I have learned about the bravery that it takes for a young boy to pursue a career in dance. ”
Just a few days before, Spencer also headed to her Instagram to issue a heartfelt apology.
“My sincere apologies for an insensitive comment I made in pop news yesterday,” she wrote alongside a pic of a random countryside.”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.”
The apology seemed to come just in time, as protestors gathered outside the New York studio in which Good Morning America airs from on Monday. The controversy stemmed from the pop news segment where it was revealed that Prince William’s son, Prince George, enjoyed ballet lessons. To that news, Lara said “We’ll see how long that lasts,” with a laugh.
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Viewers took the host to task over her insensitive comments. Even dance legend Debbie Allen took to Twitter to condemn those words. However, following Lara’s apology, Debbie Allen let bygones be bygones.
“Thank you @LaraSpencer. Apology accepted. Now, let’s DANCE!,” she wrote on Twitter.
Hopefully everyone learned a little something from this.
— Debbie Allen (@msdebbieallen) August 23, 2019
— Debbie Allen (@msdebbieallen) August 26, 2019